With many councils establishing Māori wards last year, Taurikura NZ and Waikato-Tainui have collaborated to develop Maangai Taunaki, a series of waananga to support candidates, campaign supporters and community champions. This information will be of interest to those thinking about standing as a candidate in the 2022 Local Elections.
In addition to the analysis of the Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability’s report and our own Taituarā analysis, we would like to highlight that the Three Waters Rural Supplies Technical Working Group is continuing to progress its work.
With so many crises occupying the limelight you may have missed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) anticipated release of the second part of its Sixth Assessment Report. It includes a chapter dedicated specifically to Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and focuses on preparing ourselves for the future.
This is not another conference. This is an Unconference.
This is peer-to-peer learning at its best. It will be exciting, inspiring and meet the needs right now of public sector communicators.
Hamilton, New Zealand
“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.