The essential pre-LTP experience for all those working on the 2024 LTP.

  • 29 Mar 2023
  • 09:00 - 15:30
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  • The Dunedin Centre, Ōtepoti Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 540.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 630.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

This one-day seminar brings local government practitioners involved in the LTP process together to share knowledge, recognise best practice and innovation, and develop professional knowledge and skills.

We will run this in four locations in March:

These seminars assume a degree of prior knowledge of the LTP. If you are new to the LTP we strongly advise watching the recording of the Your LTP Starter Kit webinar - please contact for more information.

Note: Places at these events will be filled on a strict ‘first come, first served’ basis based on registrations completed through the Taituarā website.

Who should attend?

LTP project managers, strategic and policy advisors, analysts, and members and contributors of LTP project teams, including finance and asset managers, and officers.

This event is priced per person and all attendees will need an individual registration. Please register on the Taituarā website.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact


8.30 am Registration

9.00 am Welcome
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

9.05 am The big picture – the backdrop to the 2024 LTP
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

In this introductory session we will cover the fundamentals including:

  • the 2021 LTP jigsaw
  • the Taituarā suite of LTP guidance (and other useful resources)
  • the reform processes and the 2024 LTP
  • wellbeing and the LTP.

10.00 am Morning tea

10.20 am Audit
OAG representatives TBC

This session will focus on the auditor’s key observations from the 2018 LTP round and will take you through the audit process for the 2021 LTPs. An early indication of what to expect over the next eighteen months.

Note: We are opening registrations to the three providers of audits in local authorities.

11.00 am Financial strategies and financial information
Stephen Halliwell, Director, Working Smarter

This covers the financial strategy and its flow into financial policies, financial statements etc. In particular, this will cover off turning a set of disjointed disclosures into one coherent strategy, in a world where the disclosure requirements have changed.

11.50 am Lunch

12.40 pm Is infrastructure management still relevant?
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

You bet it is! In this session we will look at the other side of the coin and consider how local authorities should approach infrastructure in a world where three waters have moved to water entities. We will also look at the other asset management requirements.

1.20 pm Engaging on an LTP
lizabeth Hughes, Principal, Elizabeth Hughes Strategy&Communication

What does good LTP engagement look like? Some cases to show what we learned from the best of the CDs.

2.20 pm Last chance saloon

Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

An opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns or burning issues.

2.40 pm Sum up
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

2.50 pm Close


Raymond Horan
Chief Advisor, Taituarā Read Profile
Elizabeth Hughes
Elizabeth Hughes Strategy & Communication Read Profile
Stephen Halliwell
Principal, Workingsmarter Ltd Read Profile