Changes in the Taituarā Executive Board

We farewell Simon Markham as a member of the Taituarā Executive shortly, and welcome Nikki Harrison and Barbara McKerrow to the Board. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Simon for his sage guidance as well as the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the role over the course of a decade.

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Reshaping Streets

The Government has proposed new 'Reshaping Streets' legislation to make it easier for councils to transform streets by so that they can be better places for active forms of travel, better support public transport, and enable improved urban spaces.

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First National Adaptation Plan released

The Government has released the released the much-anticipated National Adaptation Plan. This presents the most comprehensive direction on adaptation planning in New Zealand’s history.

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Upcoming Events

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24 Aug 22

Online: Your Long-term Plan (LTP) Starter Kit

A practical session for those who are new to long-term planning.

Note:  Your LTP Starter Kit is not designed for experienced LTP practitioners.

29 Aug 22 - 30 Aug 22

SOLD OUT - Community Plan Forum

The annual professional development event for those who lead or participate in the development of the long-term plan (LTP). Face-to-face event in Wellington over two days.

The InterContinental, Wellington, New Zealand

05 Sep 22 - 23 Nov 22

Aspiring to Lead - Christchurch

Register now! Only 20 spaces available! The Aspiring to Lead development programme has been designed for local government professionals in partnership with Business Central. This programme will help anyone new to leadership prepare for a leadership role.

Novotel Christchurch, 82 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 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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