Lifting Māori representation in the 2022 Local Elections

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.

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Three Waters Rural Supplies Technical Working Group and water governance

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.

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Major IPPC report on climate change impacts and adaptation released

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.

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Upcoming Events

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01 Jun 22

Hold the Date: Infrastructure for the Future Forum

Hold the date for our one-day Infrastructure for the Future Forum.
We will explore how central and local government, as well as the private sector, can help communities across Aotearoa New Zealand plan for their future infrastructure needs.

Venue TBC, New Zealand

14 Jun 22

Webinar: Politics, social media, and the local elections

Do you need a game plan for managing misinformation and other social media challenges during the local elections? Find out about the methods used in the last national election to monitor and manage social media and learn how those strategies could be applied to the local elections.

Please note this event will be delivered online.

This is one of a number of election-related initiatives we provide to support the local government sector.

16 Jun 22 - 21 Jun 22

Hold the Date: Climate Change Online Forum

Hold the date for the 2022 Climate Change Forum. Delivered entirely online, we will share the latest in local government policy and practice in climate change. The focus will be unashamedly on local authorities taking real (and practical) steps to support their communities to adapt to climate change.


Member Benefits

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These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country

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Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.

Through our sponsor Skills, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April

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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.

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