Taituarā Future for Local Government review feedback

We would like to update you on the work Taituarā has been doing to help prepare our sector for the Future for Local Government review programme. This includes feedback from our workshops earlier this year, plus the latest from our Democracy and Participation Reference Group (DPRG) hui.

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Local government in Texas: dispatch one

Taituarā member Simon Mutonhori is Group Manager Planning & Regulatory at Wairoa District Council. As winner of a Marsh Overseas Manager Exchange in 2021, he is currently travelling in the United States and partnered with a manager from Pearland City Council in Texas. In this first dispatch he shares some initial observations on the lie of the land and the way local government works there.

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Updating protections for indigenous biodiversity

The Ministry for the Environment has just released an exposure draft of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. It is a key plank of the Government's response to biodiversity decline and aims to protect, maintain, and restore our indigenous biodiversity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Upcoming Events

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30 Jun 22

Webinar: WTF (Way to Fee-set)

The key aspects from the latest review of the Taituarā guidance around setting fees and charges.

04 Jul 22

SOLD OUT: Talk It Up - Unleashing the Future for Local Government

This is not another conference. This is an Unconference.

This is peer-to-peer learning at its best. It will be exciting, inspiring and meet the needs right now of public sector communicators.

Hamilton, New Zealand

28 Jul 22 - 02 Aug 22

Online: Governance Professionals Forum

This year’s forum focuses on governance – the future and the present. Find out about the Future for Local Government. With elections just a few months away, you will hear from our experts about how to support incoming and existing members in both their governance and public-facing roles, with sessions on relationship building, political acumen, inductions, public debate, conflicts of interest, new technology, and much more. 

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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