Last month the Government introduced the Self-Contained Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill to Parliament. This proposed legislation aims to ensure sustainability and consideration for communities with respect to those staying overnight on council-managed land. The closing date for submissions is 13 October 2022.
The new National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL) will take effect on 17 October 2022. It aims to protect highly productive land for land-based primary production (e.g. growing vegetables, fruit, farming and other food, forestry and fibre) and to prevent its use for lifestyle or urban development such as housing (except in very limited circumstances).
The annual professional development event for those who are responsible for, or who work in, the mission-critical rating function.
Wharewaka Function Centre, Odlins Square, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
This course is a practical introduction that builds the fundamental skills and knowledge required for any council work that writes reports to provide quality advice to senior leaders.
We’re super excited and energised to be able to return to a face-to-face venue, and look forward to seeing you all at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington this November.
“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.