Our Principal Sponsors make an extremely valuable contribution to our ability to provide the range of services to our members and the wider sector. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for that continued support. These organisations are key players in local government and their sponsorship shows their commitment to help us and the sector advance its goals for New Zealand communities.

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Principal Sponsor, Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand's leading commercial law firms, and also one of the largest. They are considered the foremost legal adviser to local authorities. Their expertise in Local Government processes and projects is invaluable to SOLGM.

Simpson Grierson has the largest public law practice of any law firm in New Zealand. But what really sets it apart are the legal specialists who operate within it. No other group has the scope of knowledge on the range of issues faced by local government. They are the indisputable market leaders in environmental law and resource management. Their public law specialists have accumulated decades of experience acting for a large local authority client base and assisting them in their dealings with central government. This experience has also been noted by government departments and agencies, who have asked them to participate in legislative drafting and to work with those responsible for shaping or reforming policy.

For more information about this law firm please check their website www.simpsongrierson.com


Civic Financial Services Ltd is owned by local authorities and has been exclusively servicing local government for more than fifty years.

Civic Financial Services is a specialist superannuation provider for local government. It administers the SuperEasy superannuation schemes - SuperEasy KiwiSaver Superannuation Scheme and SuperEasy employer scheme.

It also administers the New Zealand Local Authority Protection Programme (LAPP) Disaster Fund.


When you work with the dedicated local government team at PwC, you'll have access to local advisers with global experience.

In New Zealand, PwC employs over 1,300 people and has offices in the Auckland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago regions.

We can advise on key organisational strategy and priorities ranging from the execution of digital technologies through to the innovative financing of infrastructure.

For more information on how we can help you, visit pwc.co.nz


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Supporting Sponsor, JLT has been a provider of specialist insurance and risk management services to the local government sector for more than 20 years.

JLT continues to be the largest provider of insurance and risk advisory services to the local government sector in Australasia and are proud to assist SOLGM is achieving their objectives.

For more information on JLT please visit their website www.jltgroup.co.nz


BERL is a privately-owned New Zealand company with a foundation of economic research, advice, and professional consultancy built over 60 years in business. We provide sound, practical, independent business and economic advice, while making sense of the numbers.

BERL has a team of focused, talented specialists.

Our kaupapa is about people, their communities, and their futures.
Our mission is to make a difference by helping people and their communities realise their potential.
Our commitment is to the wellbeing of current and future generations.
Our approach is research-led, helping decision makers understand problems by collecting evidence and applying sound economic thinking.

We are a pleased to support SOLGM, along with our other partners, Federation of Māori Authorities and the Wellington City Mission and we are a proud Accredited Living Wage Employer.

To find out more about BERL please visit their website


Sponsorship Prospectus

To download the current Learning and Development Sponsorship prospectus please click here . For our Gala Dinner and Excellence Awards Sponsorship Prospectus please click here.

For more information on Sponsorship please contact Helen Ballantyne - Manager, Business Services at SOLGM on 04 978 1288 or e-mail helen.ballantyne@solgm.org.nz