Applications are open for our 2024 Overseas Manager Exchange Programme.

The Taituarā Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is designed to provide local government managers with an opportunity to focus on their management development and career in local government through a short exchange with a partner manager in another country.

About the Taituarā Overseas Manager Exchange Programme

Many Taituarā members have benefited from the professional, personal and cultural experience that our Overseas Manager Exchange offers. Previous recipients have gone back to their local authorities inspired and armed with a better perspective and increased knowledge of local government. Exchange recipients are surprised how similar the challenges faced by their overseas colleagues are to their own.

Each exchange involves a hosted visit to the destination country and the reciprocal hosting of a visitor from that country during the time period of 2024 Taituarā Conference.

We have reciprocal arrangements with four destination countries:

  • United States
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Queensland. Australia
  • British Columbia, Canada

The Overseas Manager Exchange Programme is one of a range of Taituarā initiatives that provide leadership and development opportunities specifically tailored to the local government environment.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit it to by 5pm on Friday 15 March 2024.

Read about previous recipients below

About the 2023 Overseas Manager Exchange
About the 2021 Overseas Manager Exchange

Stories from our winners

If you have any queries regarding these Exchanges, please contact us at

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