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

Fire and Emergency New Zealand update

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Update from Hon Paul Swain - Chairman of Fire & Emergency New Zealand Board

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10:53 AM, 17 September 2019

Interview with Jenny Spencer

We interviewed Jenny Spencer, Acting Manager Workforce Leadership at SOLGM who shares her passion for local government and what she thinks are some of the challenges facing those in HR in local government.

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10:26 AM, 12 September 2019

Interview with Audrey Dench

We interviewed Audrey Dench, Properties and Facilities Manager at Masterton District Council who has some pretty exciting projects on the go including strengthening and improving an historic grandstand within one of NZ’s oldest and grandest parks.

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8:37 AM, 3 September 2019

Interview with Jo Miller

We interviewed Jo Miller, recently appointed Chief Executive at Hutt City Council.

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10:04 AM, 20 August 2019

Interview with Harry Wilson

We interviewed Harry Wilson, recently appointed Chief Executive at South Wairarapa District Council.

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4:53 PM, 6 August 2019

LIANZA Conference 2019

LIANZA's biennial conference is the largest gathering of library and information professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand bringing together over 500 delegates from New Zealand and around the world.

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2:30 PM, 17 July 2019

Interview with SOLGM Life Member Malcolm Douglass

We interviewed SOLGM Life Member, Malcolm Douglass, who had a very long and successful career in local government. Malcolm’s 60 year career focussed on long-term planning.

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4:28 PM, 15 July 2019

Building Nations Symposium 2019

The Building Nations Symposium is specifically designed for local and central government employees.

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2:59 PM, 4 July 2019

Through New Eyes: Rethinking landscape in Aotearoa Conference

New Zealand’s distinctive land and seascapes are an integral component of our wellbeing and identity.

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1:53 PM, 24 June 2019

Guide for central and local government engagement

In August 2018, a working group of representatives from central and local government was established to co-produce guidance on how central government can engage effectively with local government.

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9:18 AM, 20 June 2019

SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework

In the lead-up to changes to the Local Government Act, SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework.

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10:39 AM, 12 June 2019