SOLGM delivers many sector updates, such as policy and legislation changes, as well as some learning and development content via webinars. This provides attendees with access to local government expertise from the convenience of their own council offices saving both time and money. These webinars are usually recorded as they are broadcast and then made available as recordings. Our current list of recorded webinars, available for purchase, is below. Upcoming live webinars can be found in our Event Calendar.

If you wish to purchase any of these recordings please e-mail webinars@solgm.org.nz

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The New Paradigm of Procurement

Frank Aldridge of the Integral Group has worked with many councils on improving their procurement work and will introduce his successful methodology “The New Paradigm of Procurement

If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.

LTP 101: An Introduction to the 2018 LTP

Webinar One: 18 October at 10:00 am

- what the LTP is and does - the LTP and the Local Government Act - the 2018 LTP jigsaw - the six ground rules for long-term planning - the purpose of local government (as reimagined in 2012) - community outcomes and activity choice - grouping activities - infrastructure strategies and asset plans - levels of service, performance measures and targets

If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
LTP 101: An introduction to the 2018 LTP - Part 2

Webinar Two: 26 October at 10:00 am

- the financial strategy and prudence - financial policies - the consultation document - getting the community involved - what else goes in an LTP - the LTP audit - SOLGM’s LTP guidance - The Road to 2018 Seminars

If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
LGOIMA Webinar At this one hour webinar on effectively managing LGOIMA requests you’ll learn about:
  • your council's obligations under LGOIMA
  • when to release, and when to withhold information
  • the tricks and traps in the LGOIMA process
  • when to deal with a request under the Privacy Act
  • What happens when someone complains to the Ombudsman?
If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.

Building Consent Authority Accreditation Scheme Webinar - Recording

In conjunction with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) we would like to invite everyone with an interest in the Building Consent Authority accreditation scheme to join this free webinar outlining changes to the existing Building Consent Authority Accreditation Scheme

If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.

What is the State of Play with Spatial Planning? The challenges of designing for the communities of the future, housing affordability, demographic shifts and economic transformation are becoming increasingly multi-faceted and complex. Policy-makers in both central and local government are returning to spatial planning as a potential tool for bringing stakeholders together to determine and commit to the future development of communities. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
LTP 101: An Introduction to the 2018 LTP - Part 1 -14 June 2017
  • what the LTP is and does
  • the LTP and the Local Government Act
  • the 2018 LTP jigsaw
  • the six ground rules for long-term planning
  • the purpose of local government (as reimagined in 2012)
  • community outcomes and activity choice
  • grouping activities
  • infrastructure strategies and asset plans
  • levels of service, performance measures and targets
If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
LTP 101: An Introduction to the 018 LTP - Part 2 - 21 June 2017
  • financial strategy and prudence
  • financial policies
  • the consultation document
  • getting the community involved
  • what else goes in an LTP
  • the LTP audit
  • SOLGM’s LTP guidance
  • The Road to 2018 events
If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here
What happened to the Better Local Services Legislation? - 29 June 2017 The Government has signaled that there will be significant change to the Better Local Services Legislation when the Bill is reported back on 16 June. If you want to understand what’s changed and why, and just as importantly, what happens next then this webinar will provide you with all you need to know. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
What Happens Next With Online Voting? Online voting remains high on the list of priorities for LGNZ and SOLGM. We've been progressing discussions with central government 'behind the scenes' for the past few months. Giving approval for the policy and technical work will be one of the first decisions an incoming Government and Minister will take. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
The 2017 SOLGM/BERL Adjustors This webinar is a good opportunity to get some practical forecasting advice, for a very low cost If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
The Better Advocacy Webinar Better Advocacy provides practical guidance on working with MPs, both in and outside Parliament and what you can do to stay informed. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
How to win a SOLGM Award This webinar is designed to give entrants some important pointers on what judges are looking for in an entry. Those contemplating entry into either the Excellence Awards or the Emerging Leader Award should register. You can view this webinar here
Local Government at Arm's Length Webinar Interested in the implications for the shape of local government if key network infrastructure services are delivered at an arm's length from decision-making by elected officials? If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
The Next Three Years: The 2017 Election and Local Government The formation of the Labour/NZ First/Greens government came with a very broad policy agenda. The local government sector has not escaped attention – whether it’s in the framework legislation or functional reforms. There’s opportunity and risk in almost all of it. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
The New Local Government Bills: Good Things Come in Small Packages Webinar The Government has moved quickly to address some of the larger and higher priorities issues that the sector raised in its first contact with Ministers. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
Climate Change, Stormwater and Wastewater Systems Webinar We know climate change is happening and we know our storm water and wastewater systems are particularly vulnerable. This webinar present findings from the Deep South National Science Challenge Impacts and Implications Programme, which outlined out current knowledge and the prioity areas of research needed to prepare our stormwater and wastewater systems for a changing climate. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
Organisational Design, Choices and Opportunities Webinar A transferable toolkit for integrated and fast delivery of planning and infrastructure services. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
Recipe for Disaster: Building Policy on Shaky Ground Webinar The New Zealand Initiative's 2018 report on policy responses to the Christchurch earthquake argues that government failed to anticipate the problems caused by policy and regulatory uncertainty. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here.
Debugging Local Government Legislation: The Local Government Regulatory Systems Bill Webinar

A webinar for councils who are making a submission on the Local Government Regulatory Systems Bill. Find out what's in it, why it's there, and what it will achieve.

If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here
Through the Looking Glass - Lessons for NZ Local Government from the UK A webinar aimed at elected members, chief executives, senior managers and those with an interest in where the winds of change may blow the local government sector. If your council has registered for this webinar you can access it here
Climate Change - Related Scenario Analysis for Local Government: An indication of possible outcomes 30 August 2018 - This webinar will explore the benefits to local government of climate scenario analysis. It will explain why climate scenario analysis is crucial to understanding how the risks and opportunities of climate change might impact on the business of local government. If you council has registered for this webinar you can access it here
The State of Play with the Northland Rating Case Lizzy of Simpson Grierson will discuss the judgement and what it means for our powers to set and collect local tax, as well as tips for avoiding the procedural pitfalls that gave rise to this case. If your council has registered for this webinar, you can access it here.
SOLGM's Best Kept Secrets 20 September 2018 - This free webinar highlights two of SOLGM's less well-known resources, the SOLGM Legal Compliance Programme and the Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG). This will explain what they are, how they can help improve your council's approach and how to access them. You can access this webinar here.
So, Money Really Can Grow on Trees 26 September 2018 - This webinar is targeted at those who work directly with rural landowners or those who are curious about what carbon forests can do for their council. If your council has registered for this webinar, you can access it here.
The 2018 SOLGM/BERL Adjustors 24 October 2018 - This webinar is also a good opportunity to get some practical forecasting advice, for a very low cost. If your council has registered for this webinar, you can access it here.