The New Zealand leg of the JLT Australasian Management Challenge was held in Hutt City this week with 14 teams from around the country competing for a spot in the Australasian final of the competition. The tasks are currently being marked and the winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 6 May 2021.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has just released a proposal to alter the Building Code to increase the energy efficiency of new homes, as well as a raft of other improvements in terms of energy efficiency and housing densification. This is hugely significant as it will affect all councils across the country both in terms of well-being and regulatory enforcement. Therefore, we strongly encourage councils to make a submission on the proposal. Council input could come from building regulators, those in sustainability or policy, and anyone with an interest in this matter.
Councils across the country have been under pressure to deal with the burgeoning numbers of freedom campers over the past few years. The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is proposing new regulations with particular emphasis to onboard toilet facilities, and where non-certified self-contained vehicles may camp. Taituarā encourages councils to read the proposed changes and submit on this proposal which will affect council employees and the communities they serve.
Tickets are now available for the 2021 Taituarā Gala Dinner
Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Join an exciting range of expert speakers who will share their wisdom, insight and experiences on best navigating the partnerships required to deliver on well-being outcomes for communities.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Only 20 spaces available! The Aspiring to Lead development programme has been designed for Local Government professionals in partnership with Business Central.
The programme consists of 12 topic areas designed to develop a basic level of core management and leadership skills for employees new to leading a team, project and managing others.
Wellington, 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, Manawatu 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 and Taituarā Executive Member
“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, Central Hawkes Bay 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.
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.