Taituarā members recognised for long service

Thirty-one Taituarā members have been recognised for their long service to the local government sector at the Taituarā 2021 Annual General Meeting. With service periods ranging from 20 years all the way up to a whopping 50 years by Steve Paterson of Palmerston North City Council, these members have all made enormous contributions to their communities. We congratulate and thank them for their work.

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Libraries partnership

In July 2021, the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) funding package was announced to retain and support librarians and library services so they can further help community recovery from COVID-19. Since its inception the programme has committed to fund and support over 180 people in public library roles across the motu and ensure free and easy access to the internet and library digital services.

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Phil Wilson made a Taituarā Life Member

Phil Wilson recently stepped down after ten years on the Taituarā Executive, with the last four years as President. Taituarā has recognised his very considerable contributions to our organisation by making him a Life Member at the recent Taituarā 2021 Annual General Meeting. Thank you Phil for your unswerving support, energy, and dedication to our work in local government.

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Upcoming Events

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19 Oct 21 - 22 Oct 21

Online Event: Funding & Rating Forum

The 2021 Funding & Rating Forum will now be delivered online, in four bite-sized sessions from 19 - 22 October.

This forum is for those who work in, or need to know about the mission critical, field of funding and rating.

As always the Forum is an exciting blend of theoretical and practical presentations that mix the policy and practice of funding and rating.

Wellington, New Zealand

13 Oct 21

Free Webinar: Protecting our Crowded Places

Inspector Brent Register joins us to talk about protecting our crowded places. Using a Strategy the New Zealand Police have developed called “Protecting Crowded Places from Attack”.

27 Oct 21 - 28 Oct 21

Project Management Workshop

This two-day workshop is designed for councils and is based on years of experience of working with the local government sector on real projects.

It will benefit anyone involved in projects, from beginners through to highly experienced.

‘The West Wing’ - Taituarā Office, Level 9/85 The Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Member Benefits

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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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