Window of time to tackle rising sea levels halved

Newly-released research shows that, in many places, rising sea levels due to climate change will impact Aotearoa as soon as 2040 rather than 2060 due to tectonic subsidence being factored in. This means local government's time to react is effectively being squeezed. In this article we outline adaptation legislation in train and opportunities to learn more and provide input towards national planning to safeguard the future of our communities as well as billions of dollars of public and private assets.

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Excellence Awards trophy unboxing and ceremony date finalised

We are excited to share some photos of the 2022 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards trophies which arrived in the office today. The Excellence Awards will be presented in an online ceremony on 25 May 2022.

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A tour of the Government Response to the Three Waters Governance Group report

On 29 April 2022 the Ministers of Finance and Local Government announced the Government’s response to the report of the Independent Group on Three Waters Governance and Accountability (the Group). In essence the Government has accepted the Group’s recommendations pretty much ’as is‘. Of the 47 recommendations, the Government has agreed with 44 and signalled it is working on two further recommendations.

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Upcoming Events

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18 May 22

Lead with stories – with Jehan Casinader


Jehan Casinader’s session in late February with the chief executives was interesting and engaging so we decided to share this opportunity wider. Jehan will share how to maximise engagement with your intended audience by telling better stories. This interactive workshop is one not to miss! Register today as numbers are limited.

Great Lake Convention Centre, Taupō, Taupo, New Zealand

20 May 22

Employment Law Update 2022 – the Simpson Grierson Webinar Series.

The annual update on case and statute law applying to local authorities and their obligations as an employer.

23 May 22

Webinar: The Resource Management Act – the Simpson Grierson webinar series

The annual update on the Resource Management Act (RMA), environmental case law, and the important legal aspects of practice.

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These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country

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Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.

Through our sponsor Skills, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April

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Members of Taituarā's five Working Parties have the opportunity to influence and support sector activities of national importance as well as contribute to our key work programmes. Members participating in our Working Parties gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.

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