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 https://covid19.govt.nz/

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2:53 PM, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 unit established to support local government sector

A COVID-19 Coordination Unit has been established by the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) to guide and support the local government sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3:28 PM, 19 March 2020

COVID-19 update

Read the SOLGM COVID-19 update

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11:34 AM, 16 March 2020

Interview with Aileen Lawrie

We interviewed Aileen Lawrie is the Chief Executive of Opōtiki District Council. Aileen has taken a pragmatic and highly practical approach to leading Council through the unique challenges faced by District councils, growing as a leader in an evolving career.

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10:15 AM, 16 March 2020

Covid-19 Information Asset Kit

The Health Promotion Agency is working to support the Ministry of Health around COVID-19. Find resources to share in your communications.

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1:48 PM, 12 March 2020

SOLGM Advocacy Update

Find out the latest about the work SOLGM is doing to advocate on behalf of the sector

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11:12 AM, 6 March 2020

Interview with Louise Miller

We interviewed Louise Miller, Chief Executive at Kaipara District Council. Despite a career history in and around the public sector, local government in New Zealand is a sphere Louise fell into quite unexpectedly, but she has since gone on to instigate positive change over the last decade.

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9:46 AM, 6 March 2020

He waka eke noa – A canoe which we are all in

He waka eke noa – A canoe which we are all in

NZPI invites planners and allied professionals to the 2020 NZPI conference in Nelson/ Whakatū. The conference theme champions the planning profession to excel by considering the broader role of planning in today’s environment and explores ways to develop the profession as a thought leader guiding the strategic direction of New Zealand.

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2:45 PM, 4 March 2020

Record Numbers enter SOLGM’s 2020 Awards

Entries for the 2020 SOLGM Awards closed on 21st February 2020 with a record number of applicants.

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11:14 AM, 25 February 2020

Media Release: Report outlines plans to lead community change for the future

The NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) has today launched a report to support local government chief executives and managers in their statutory responsibility to promote the well-being of their communities in the present and for the future.

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11:36 AM, 11 February 2020

Interview with Alan Adcock

We interviewed Alan Adcock of Whangarei District Council who went on an Overseas Manager Exchange to Australia in 2019.

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9:33 AM, 11 February 2020

Interview with 2019 Overseas Manager Exchange recipient Emma Davis

We interviewed 2019 Overseas Manager Exchange recipient Emma Davis who travelled to the USA

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2:47 PM, 17 January 2020

RiverLink Project Interview

We interviewed Paki Maaka, Urban Design Manager at Hutt City Council and Martin White, RiverLink Project Director who are working on a very exciting partnership project which will turn the Lower Hutt CBD into a river-facing city, which will connect cycleways and walkways.

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3:17 PM, 10 January 2020

Make G-REG your New Year’s Resolution – upcoming continuing education workshops

Make G-REG your New Year’s Resolution – upcoming continuing education workshops

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11:33 AM, 12 December 2019

Engaged communities - How community-led development can increase civic participation

Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL), a long-time supporter of SOLGM, has produced a think-piece for the Helen Clark Foundation on engaged communities. Read on to find out more.

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2:39 PM, 9 December 2019

Notice of Constitutional Review

Find out more about the upcoming Constitutional Review

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1:58 PM, 6 December 2019

Thomas Reuters Environmental Law & Policy Conference

Find out more about the Thomas Reuters Environmental Law & Policy Conference

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10:06 AM, 6 December 2019

12 Days of Christmas

Check out the SOLGM Facebook page during the month of December for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, there's daily prizes up for grabs.

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4:39 PM, 29 November 2019

2020 Wanaka Retreat

It's time to book your flights and accommodation for the 2020 Retreat in Wanaka.

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4:21 PM, 26 November 2019

Interview with Chelsey Reid

We interviewed Chelsey Reid, who works as SOLGM's Adviser, Sector Improvement. Chelsey shares with us about her career to date which has included various roles in Japan, Nepal and her native Canada as well as what she enjoys most about her role with SOLGM.

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3:02 PM, 5 November 2019

Interview with Eilidh Siller

We interviewed Eilidh Siller who works as SOLGM's Adviser, Workforce Leadership. Eilidh shares what she enjoys most about her role at SOLGM and some of the exciting projects she is working on as well as her best travel tips for her native Scotland - hint - you haven't visited Scotland if you haven't tried a deep fried pizza!

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8:59 AM, 25 October 2019

Long Service Awards and Life Membership

At the Annual Summit in Napier, we awarded a number of Long Service Awards and a new Life Member was elected as part of the Members' AGM.

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4:19 PM, 30 September 2019

Interview with Shanna Crispin

We interviewed Shanna Crispin - Communications and Marketing Manager at Masterton District Council who shared what she enjoys most about working in local government, some of the challenges of working in marketing and communications in local government and what she gets up to in her spare time.

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2:04 PM, 30 September 2019

The Wairoa District Council received the Most Improved Best Customer Service Experience Award this year

The Wairoa District Council has been recognised with awards from the recent ALGIM awards.

ALGIM is the National Association of Local Government Information Management and represents the national and international interests in ICT, IT roles, IT infrastructure, web and digital, information and records management, customer service, and GIS.

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1:50 PM, 30 September 2019

Canadian manager eager to learn during time in Southland

It might be on the other side of the world but a visiting local government manager from Canada believes Southland has plenty to teach him.

Ramin Seifi, from the Township of Langley in British Colombia, will spend the next two weeks in Southland as part of an exchange programme.

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4:43 PM, 24 September 2019