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LGNZ conference 2015 Local Boards Masterclass

Local Boards – connecting with the community At the LGNZ conference 2015 in Rotorua I took part in a Local Boards masterclass with Brenda Steele, Chair, Rodney Local Board, Grant Taylor, former Governance Director at Auckland Council and Peter McKinley, Executive Director, McKinley Douglas Ltd. The master class explored the role of local boards within […]

In praise of localism

Last month I attended the LGNZ conference on behalf of the Waitemata Local Board. I reported back on the conference at our August Board meeting.   Here is my pick of the best presentation from the conference. A Global Perspective on localism At a time when there have been unprecedented attacks on local government by the National government I thought […]

LGNZ Queenstown conference report back

LGNZ Conference, Queenstown 15-17 July 2012 Introduction I attended the LGNZ annual conference on behalf of the Waitemata Local Board with funding from the Board’s professional development budget. The conference was billed as “Taking inspiration from those mountains that characterise a spectacular landscape, this conference will celebrate all that’s remarkable in the local government sector” […]