Taituarā provides a wide range of services to assist local government managers to achieve successful outcomes for their councils and their communities.

Many of the services we provide are not restricted to just our individual members but are available to everyone employed in the sector.


Our Toolkit is a fantastic online resource, funded by councils who subscribe to the Sector Good work programme and available to everyone working in subscribing councils.

LG Discussion Groups

Our discussion groups are also primarily funded by councils who subscribe to the Sector Good work programme and are available to everyone working in subscribing councils.

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This is an online digest of all the latest important local government news. This weekly bulletin is read by over 8,000 active subscribers interested in local government matters. Anyone can sign up to this service.


This is a Taituarā led initiative to promote careers in local government. Find information on the wide range of jobs available in the sector as well as career enhancement opportunities and links to our LGJobs board.


This is New Zealand's only local government specific jobs board. Advertising roles on LGJobs will put them in front of a highly targeted audience.


Our learning and development programme identifies the sector's present and future capability needs and develops learning resources to meet those needs at reasonable cost.

Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards®

The Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards® have been running for over 25 years and celebrate the very best in professional excellence in local government management.

Management Challenge

This is Australasia's premier leadership development opportunity for current and emerging local government leaders. Teams from councils across Aotearoa New Zealand compete each year in the regional finals with the winning team going on to compete in the Australasian finals.


Taituarā is the voice of local government professionals and advocates on their behalf on the issues that impact management within the sector. We regularly provide input on central and local government policy in the form of feedback on reviews and consultations.

Hei Taituarā – Executive Support

The local government sector is facing a great deal of change and uncertainty. To support council chief executives and senior staff, we have partnered with Tūhura Partners to establish Hei Taituarā“ –“ a niche practice and executive support service for the local government sector.