Whether it is the effects of the Auckland Anniversary Weekend floods, Cyclone Gabrielle, or the droughts gripping the South Island, the impacts of climate change are beginning to come into sharper focus. The urgent need to mitigate and adapt to future changes to our climate has never been more apparent. In this update we talk about the latest 'Synthesis Report' from the IPCC, the second New Zealand Emissions Reduction Plan, and our upcoming Climate Change Forum.
The flurry of action in the resource management space continues. We know many of you have done significant work in the past couple of months submitting and presenting to select committee on the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBEA) and Spatial Planning Bill (SPA).
We are delighted to announce that we have received a near record 43 entrants into the 2023 LGFA Taituarā Excellence Awards®. Though the 2018 record of 45 entrants stands for another year, our judges are getting to grips with the strong show of entries ready to announce the category winners, as well as outstanding local government kaimahi, at our Gala Dinner on 8 June 2023.
The 2023 Marsh Risk Management Forum provides the risk manager with practical and current advice for managing the major risks and advising those with governance and decision-making responsibility for the risk function.
This course is a practical introduction that builds the fundamental skills and knowledge required for any council work that writes reports to provide quality advice to senior leaders.
This year’s forum contains topics intended to strengthen the capacity of local authority finance professionals in their roles both as a ‘trusted advisor’ and as the financial scorekeeper.
Millennium Hotel, 32 Frankton Rd, 9300, Tāhuna Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand
“Being a member of Taituarā has been a great opportunity for me and has allowed me to get involved in a wide range of activities outside of my day job. Taituarā has helped my personal development and that of my team, as well as opening the door to opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have had, such as the Management Exchange to the United States which has been a real career highlight to date.”
Hamish Waugh, General Manager - Infrastructure, Manawatū District Council
"I have a long connection with Taituarā and I am always impressed with the range of offerings that is available to its members. Taituarā offers a variety of ways to learn and gain knowledge in the Local Government sector and the opportunities it provides to network and advance collegiality are also very valuable. Personally, I am a better Local Government Manager from the development opportunities I have taken up through my membership of Taituarā"
Jason Marris, General Manager of Strategy, Democracy and Governance, Kaipara District Council
“Taituarā provides extensive opportunities for networking, sharing and learning. The support you receive as a Taituarā member ensures that, at the touch of your fingertips, you have access to advice that ensures you and your organisation positively impact on the communities you serve. I value my Taituarā membership and am proud to be part of the local government family making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders”
Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Horowhenua District Council
These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country
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
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.