It’s a wrap: Five things Taituarā ‘nailed’ in 2021, and five things to look out for in 2022

With just a few weeks of 2021 to go, it’s a great time to reflect on this past year. Although the ongoing uncertainties presented by COVID-19 have kept us on our toes, the Taituarā team has kept busy and achieved a lot. We are also excited and looking forward to next year. So here are five things key things we’ve done in 2021, and five things to look out for in 2022.

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Gore District Council plugs gap with Hei Taituarā service

When Gore District Council’s Chief Executive Stephen Parry was looking to fill a temporary gap his team, he got in touch with Hei Taituarā, an executive support service for the local government sector offered by Taituarā.

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2022 Australasian Management Challenge launched

The new season of the Australasian Management Challenge delivered by Local Government Professionals Australia in partnership with Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, LGPro Victoria and Local Government Managers Australia Queensland is underway with the official launch of the 2022 programme.

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Upcoming Events

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11 Apr 22 - 12 Apr 22

2022 JLT Australasian Management Challenge

Registrations for the 2022 JLT Australasian Management Challenge are now open. Does your team have what it takes to continue New Zealand’s strong history in the event and represent Aotearoa in the final next year?

Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

30 Jan 22 - 01 Feb 22

Wānaka Retreat

This retreat is a biennial gathering of Taituarā members to hear from inspirational speakers, discuss topical issues, and network with others in the local government sector, while enjoying Wānaka's relaxing environment.

Edgewater Resort, Wanaka, New Zealand

14 Feb 22

What will local government look like in the future? – the Taituarā Future for Local Government roadshow

Join us in Christchurch as we gather your thoughts on what a reimagined future looks like for you and your community.

Tūranga, Christchurch Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 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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