Three Waters Reform Programme Investment Package

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, has announced allocations of the Three Waters investment package - part of a three-year programme for reforming three waters service delivery arrangements.

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3:32 PM, 4 August 2020

Start-up launches to help organisations secure sustainable and diverse range of funders

Hawkes Bay business Giblin Group has launched an innovative online platform which aims to help community organisations secure sustainable funding.

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3:26 PM, 4 August 2020

Midlands Area Branch Report

This year, Midlands Area Branch President, Tanya Winter submitted a video for their Annual Report Branch Report.

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10:18 AM, 29 July 2020

The countdown is on to the 2020 Virtual Management Challenge!

The JLT Australasian Management Challenge has been helping local government professionals to grow and learn or over 20 years. Each year SOLGM runs the New Zealand leg of the Challenge, and this year is no exception – although for a while we thought it might be!!

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2:54 PM, 7 July 2020

$60 million funding boost for New Zealand libraries announced

At the end of May 2020, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin announced a $60 million funding package for local libraries and librarians. This funding will protect jobs and library services, allowing them to play a key role in supporting their communities and people seeking jobs as part of the recovery from COVID-19.

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2:37 PM, 7 July 2020

Interview: Tiffany Daubitz - Local Government & Community Well-being e-learning

We interviewed Tiffany Daubitz on how completing SOLGM’s Local Government & Community Well-being e-learning modules has helped in her role as Customer Services Librarian at Masterton District Library.

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2:23 PM, 2 July 2020

Dunedin City Manager heads to Canada

Dunedin City Council Group Manager Community and Planning, Nicola Pinfold, has been awarded an Overseas Manager Exchange to Canada from the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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11:21 AM, 8 May 2020

Peter Winder announces the Supreme winner of the 2020 McGredy Winder SOLGM Excellence Awards®

Innovation and excellence in New Zealand’s local government sector was recognised today by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:47 PM, 7 May 2020

SOLGM Executive announces the 2020 Distinguished Manager & President’s Award

The SOLGM Executive Board has recognised two outstanding SOLGM members for distinguished management in the local government sector and their significant contribution to SOLGM.

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4:37 PM, 7 May 2020

Central Otago Chief Executive heads to Melbourne Business School

Central Otago District Council  Chief Executive, Sanchia Jacobs, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:32 PM, 7 May 2020

Northland Biosecurity Manager receives prestigious leadership award

Northland Regional Council Biosecurity Manager, Kane McElrea, is the recipient of the hotly contested Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award, awarded by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:30 PM, 7 May 2020

Kapiti Coast Manager heads to Australia

Kapiti Coast District Council  Water and Wastewater Asset Manager, Martyn Cole, has been awarded an Overseas Manager Exchange to Australia by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:27 PM, 7 May 2020

Double win for Central Hawke's Bay District Council

It was double the success for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council today with an Excellence Award win, and an Overseas Manager Exchange awarded to a senior manager by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:25 PM, 7 May 2020

Manawatu Manager heads to New South Wales

Manawatu District Council Regulatory Manager, Karel Boakes, has been awarded an Overseas Manager Exchange to New South Wales, Australia by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:20 PM, 7 May 2020

Waimakariri Manager heads to Canada

Waimakariri District Council Governance Manager, Sarah Nichols, has been awarded an Overseas Manager Exchange to Canada by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:15 PM, 7 May 2020

Whanganui Chief Executive heads to the US

Whanganui District Council Chief Executive, Kym Fell, has been awarded an Overseas Manager Exchange to the United States by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:10 PM, 7 May 2020

Bay of Plenty Regional Council recognised for local government excellence for a second time

A Bay of Plenty biosecurity management initiative has been awarded the Te Puni Kōkiri Award for Bicultural Leadership by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:08 PM, 7 May 2020

Auckland Council recognised for local government excellence

A large-scale IT transformation project that saw Auckland Council move its property maintenance reporting online has been awarded the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA) Award for Transforming Service Delivery by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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4:02 PM, 7 May 2020

Porirua City Council recognised for local government excellence

Porirua City’s strategic framework for children and young people has been awarded the Tompkins Wake Award for Better Policy and Regulation by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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3:51 PM, 7 May 2020

Central Hawke's Bay Council recognised for local government excellence

Megan Whitaker, Capability Group, announces the winner of the Capability Group Award for Innovation in Organisation and People Development

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3:46 PM, 7 May 2020

Rotorua Lakes Council recognised for local government excellence

A Rotorua Lakes Council pilot project designed to support for tamariki living in deprivation has been awarded the Minister of Local Government’s Award for Innovation in Council/Community Relations by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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3:45 PM, 7 May 2020

Bay of Plenty Regional Council recognised for local government excellence

A Bay of Plenty environmental management initiative has been awarded the BERL Award for Collaborative Government Action by the NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM).

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3:06 PM, 7 May 2020

Join us online for SOLGM’s 2020 Award Announcements

We may not have a glitzy Gala Dinner to attend, but we can still make a splash and celebrate the recipients of our 2020 Excellence Awards, Exchanges and Scholarship!

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1:46 PM, 30 April 2020

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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1:35 PM, 30 April 2020

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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11:17 AM, 20 April 2020