Cat regulation for the benefit of kiwis and Kiwis

As we work towards our goal of Predator Free 2050, it is becoming clearer that our native birds, lizards, and bats are in many cases severely threatened by cats. Cats are our much loved pets, but what about pest cats? There is more and more discussion about how New Zealanders can strike the right balance between protecting our unique biodiversity as well as appreciating the pets which many Kiwis enjoy - that's Kiwi with a capital K.

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Highlights from Taituarā Conference 2022

There was so much going on at our conference themed ‘Ko te heke mai ināianei – the future is now’ from 23-24 November 2022 – however, we’ve managed to pick out a few key points to share with you. We’ve also got lots of photos from the conference to share, details of how you can help our closing keynote speaker Ezra Hirawani support Kiwis experiencing power poverty, as well as a date and venue for Taituarā Conference 2023.

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Latest LG Executive Leaders meet in Upper Hutt

Our latest LG Executive Leaders Programme began at Wallaceville House last month, with a cohort of 13 leaders from across the motu coming together to take part in a 12-month journey to develop their leadership skills and 'the who of leadership'.

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Upcoming Events

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07 Feb 23

ONLINE: Future for Local Government Roadshow - Auckland

Responding to the Panel’s provocation with creativity and courage - attend our regional hui to help us respond to the FfLG Panel’s Draft report.


24 Feb 23

Workshop: Collaborative Leadership for the Future

This workshop focuses on the leadership skills required to create key partnerships and negotiate outcomes for local government leaders in New Zealand’s current challenging environment.

Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, New Zealand

24 May 23

Infrastructure Forum

Communities increasingly expect local and central government to work together to find solutions to infrastructure issues. This forum is for key decision makers, including those working in strategy, planning, and construction, to explore how central and local government, and the private sector, can help communities across Aotearoa NZ plan their future infrastructure needs.

Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston St, Te Whanganui-a-Tara 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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