The Review into the Future for Local Government is one of the most significant developments our sector has seen in decades. It will explore how councils can maintain and improve the well-being of New Zealanders in the communities they serve, long into the future. 

Latest information from the Government

At the beginning of October 2021 the Review Panel released its Interim Report. It is titled 'Ārewa ake te Kaupapa - Raising the platform'.

You can read about the background of the Review into the Future for Local Government including the Terms of Reference on the Department of Internal Affairs website.

Updates from Taituarā

2 November 2021 media release: The Future for Local Government - seizing the opportunity - A month on from the release of Ārewa ake te Kaupapa – Raising the Platform, we are gearing up for a great conversation with the Future for Local Government Review Panel at our conference taking place from 6-7 December 2021 titled 2050: Embracing the Challenge Creating the Future. We look forward to you joining us and exploring what it will take to create the conditions for community well-being. In this article we look at the opportunities we will discuss in December and beyond.

29 October 2021 webinarFree Webinar: Future for Local Government – the opportunity for change - This webinar summarises the key messages within The Future for Local Government Review Panel's first report Ārewa ake te Kaupapa. Presented by Kath Ross, Manager - Transitions, and Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor.

8 October 2021 media releaseTaituarā welcomes the Future for Local Government Panel interim report - Taituarā – Local Government Professionals Aotearoa welcomes the insightful and comprehensive analysis from The Future for Local Government Review Panel, shaping the work it will undertake over the next twelve months.

23 April 2021 media releaseThe Future for Local Government - An independent review of local government has been announced - this is one of the most significant developments the sector has seen in decades. It will explore how councils can maintain and improve the well-being of New Zealanders in the communities they serve, long into the future.