Newly-released research shows that, in many places, rising sea levels due to climate change will impact Aotearoa as soon as 2040 rather than 2060 due to tectonic subsidence being factored in. This means local government's time to react is effectively being squeezed. In this article we outline adaptation legislation in train and opportunities to learn more and provide input towards national planning to safeguard the future of our communities as well as billions of dollars of public and private assets.
We are excited to share some photos of the 2022 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards trophies which arrived in the office today. The Excellence Awards will be presented in an online ceremony on 25 May 2022.
On 29 April 2022 the Ministers of Finance and Local Government announced the Government’s response to the report of the Independent Group on Three Waters Governance and Accountability (the Group). In essence the Government has accepted the Group’s recommendations pretty much ’as is‘. Of the 47 recommendations, the Government has agreed with 44 and signalled it is working on two further recommendations.
Jehan Casinader’s session in late February with the chief executives was interesting and engaging so we decided to share this opportunity wider. Jehan will share how to maximise engagement with your intended audience by telling better stories. This interactive workshop is one not to miss! Register today as numbers are limited.
Great Lake Convention Centre, Taupō, Taupo, New Zealand
The annual update on case and statute law applying to local authorities and their obligations as an employer.
The annual update on the Resource Management Act (RMA), environmental case law, and the important legal aspects of practice.
“Being a member of Taituarā has been a great opportunity for me and has allowed me to get involved in a wide range of activities outside of my day job. Taituarā has helped my personal development and that of my team, as well as opening the door to opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have had, such as the Management Exchange to the United States which has been a real career highlight to date.”
-Hamish Waugh, General Manager - Infrastructure, Manawatu District Council
"I have a long connection with Taituarā and I am always impressed with the range of offerings that is available to its members. Taituarā offers a variety of ways to learn and gain knowledge in the Local Government sector and the opportunities it provides to network and advance collegiality are also very valuable. Personally, I am a better Local Government Manager from the development opportunities I have taken up through my membership of Taituarā"
- Jason Marris, General Manager of Strategy, Democracy and Governance, Kaipara District Council and Taituarā Executive Member
“Taituarā provides extensive opportunities for networking, sharing and learning. The support you receive as a Taituarā member ensures that, at the touch of your fingertips, you have access to advice that ensures you and your organisation positively impact on the communities you serve. I value my Taituarā membership and am proud to be part of the local government family making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders”
-Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council
These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country
Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.
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.