2024 Taituarā Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner Highlights

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2024 Taituarā Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner on 13 June 2024. Your presence and contributions made the evening unforgettable. We're thrilled to share highlights from the event. Your support and dedication to local governance excellence are truly appreciated!

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Hastings District Council wins prestigious award for water treatment innovation

Hastings District Council has set a new standard for water treatment facilities, earning the prestigious LGFA Supreme Award at the Taituarā Excellence Awards.

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Central Hawke’s Bay Manager a local government rising star

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Project Manager, Rebecca England, has been recognised as a rising star in local government.

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Upcoming Events

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26 Jun 24

Webinar: Pseudo lawyers, sovereign citizens – what does the research tell us?

Your guide to the world view of a pseudo lawyer, sovereign citizen or community sheriff, and interacting with these groups respectfully and safely.

04 Jul 24

Presenting to Council

A one-day workshop on how to provide advice to elected members including understanding meeting protocols, how to present your report and respond to questions, and what to expect in a challenging political environment.

Taituarā Training Room, Level 9, 85 The Terrace, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, New Zealand

22 Jul 24 - 26 Jul 24

Quality Assurance for Local Government

This Frank Capability course builds the technical and interpersonal skills needed for ensuring final written outputs are logically sound and error-free.

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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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