The Taituarā Committees and Reference Groups are formed from appointed experts to influence and support sector activities of national importance, and to contribute to our key work programmes.

By participating in our Committees and Reference Groups Taituarā members are able to 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.

Business Performance Reference Group

The Business Performance Reference Group promotes high standards of financial management, performance measurement and management, asset management, and the use of these disciplines as drivers of business transformation.

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Democracy and Participation Reference Group

The Democracy and Participation Reference Group (DPRG) assists the local government sector to achieve high standards in the conduct of democracy services and governance support activity.

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The Workforce Reference Group

The Workforce Reference Group identifies local government present and future workforce needs, and develops guidance and/or solutions so chief executives can meet those needs cost-effectively.

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Planning and Accountability Reference Group

The Planning and Accountability Reference Group promotes high standards of integrated planning and policy development, and the associated accountability and reporting arrangements.

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Regulations and Bylaws Reference Group

The the Regulations and Bylaws Reference Group (RBRG) promotes high standards of regulatory management.

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Elections Reference Group

The Elections Reference Group (ERG) provides advice on local body electoral matters to councils and electoral officers.

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Resource Management Reform Reference Group

The Resource Management Reform Reference Group (RMRG) has been set up to help identify and advise on issues with the package of Resource Management Act reform proposals that have potential to impact significantly on local authorities.

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How to join a Committee or Reference Group

Are you interested in becoming a Committee or Reference Group member? This section explains the process and outlines the criteria required to become a member.

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