Working with central government on NZ’s Child & Youth Well-being Framework

Recently we hosted a webinar with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Local Government NZ to discuss central government’s Child & Youth Well-being Framework and the ways we contribute as a sector and through our Community Well-being Service.

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Local Government Sector COVID-19 Financial Implications

A report has been released by the Local Government Covid19 Response Unit summarising the expected financial impact to councils, who are expected to experience a significant reduction in funding.

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Update on SOLGM events

Following the Government's statement that we have moved to Alert Level 4, all our events have been postponed. We are working on alternative methods of delivery. Further information about the Government's approach can be found at

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Upcoming Events

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11 Jun 20

Free Webinar: KPMG Procurement 2020 "Innovation and Smart Procurement"

The COVID-19 Local Government Response Unit commissioned KPMG to produce a report on agile approaches to procurement. A panel of experts, facilitated by Kevin Lavery, will present their findings.

16 Jun 20

Webinar: Freshwater Reform Announcements

On 28 May the Government announced its package of proposed freshwater reforms – including the RM troika: RMA reforms, an NES and an NPS to boot. Join Sarah Scott, partner with Simpson Grierson to explain what it all means for the sector.

30 Jul 20

Infocouncil - LG Hub Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors Online Forum

Delivered digitally in six modules.

The annual forum for Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, New Zealand

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 SOLGM'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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