SOLGM Annual Summit

  • 26 & 27 September
  • Napier Conference Centre
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2019 SOLGM Annual Summit

    Our 2019 Summit is being held in Napier on 26 and 27 September 2019.

    If it takes a village….

    If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a community?

    Join us at the Napier Convention Centre for the 2019 SOLGM Summit where we will explore the village through the lens of the four well-beings – social, economic, environmental and cultural.

    EXPLORE new ideas and approaches to better understand what it takes to raise a community where people can flourish.

    LEARN who is responsible for leading, building, maintaining and caring for the people, the infrastructure and the public services within the

    NETWORK with local government professionals from around New Zealand, central government colleagues, and sector and industry representatives.

    ENGAGE in our concurrent discussions around topics including climate change, crisis management, ethics, regulation and infrastructure.

    ENJOY Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s leading wine producing region, and Napier’s Art Deco style. Why not make a weekend of it?

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Our Annual Summit puts your profile and brand in front of local government decision makers. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Annual Summit, please email Paul Walker or Ann Thomson.

    Have a look at some of the highlights from our 2018 Summit


    Here is the programme for the Annual Summit.




    The 2019 SOLGM Summit is being held at the Napier Conference Centre.

    Pricing is as follows (all options include GST and the Simpson Grierson Dinner):

    SOLGM Member $1,250
    Non-member or Public Sector $1,600
    Private Sector $2,500
    Pre-approved Complimentary Complimentary
    Sponsor (included in sponsor package) Included
    Sponsor (not included in sponsor package) $1,250
    Simpson Grierson Dinner only $175

    5+1 Offer

    5 + 1: If you register 5 delegates, your 6th registration will be FREE. We will adjust and resend your invoice with the reduced amount. To obtain this discount all registrations must be entered at the same time.

    Register now

    Accommodation options

    The Crown Hotel

    Corner Bridge Street and Hardinge Road

    Freephone: 0508 THE CROWN (0508 843 276)

    Phone: +64 (0)6 833 8300

    Overlooking the stunning waterfront in the historical seaside village of Ahuriri, Napier, with the sun, sea and landscape on your doorstep.

    A boutique 4.5 star hotel with 39 guestrooms offering studios, 1 and 2 bedroom.

    Distance to Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 2.9 km

    Quest Napier

    176 Dickens Street, Napier, 4110

    Telephone (06)833 5325

    Quest Napier serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Napier accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays. Quest Napier is conveniently located in the Napier town centre, and is a short walk to the beach, Coastal Walkway and Municipal Theatre and the Napier Conference Centre.

    Distance to Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 800 mtr

    The Nautilus Napier

    387 Marine Parade

    Napier 4110

    Telephone (06)974 6550

    The Nautilus is a sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired waterfront accommodation. The Nautilus offers self-contained executive studios and suites, one bedroom apartments and premium suites, and a fully-licensed restaurant and bar.

    Distance to Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 1.2 km

    Bluewater Hotel

    10 West Quay, Ahuriri

    Call Free: 0508 Napier (0508 627 437)
    Phone: 06 835 8668

    Distance to Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 3.6 km

    A luxury hotel with a fantastic restaurant and the finest facilities, the Bluewater Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your next trip to beautiful Napier. Only five minutes from Hawke’s Bay airport and Napier’s city centre, our location is central to all the local attractions this region has to offer. When you’re looking for top quality accommodation in Napier, make it the Bluewater Hotel.


    Simpson Grierson Dinner

    Join us for a casual vineyard-themed picnic at Napier Convention Centre, with the world recognised wine and fresh produce of the Hawke’s Bay Region. Picture the 1930s, an era of glamour and elegance. Think well-tailored casual sports clothes, a linen suit, bias cut floral prints and polka dots accessorised with matching gloves, boater hats, deco designs and pearls. There will be a prize for the best outfit.

    Try your hand at a civilized game of croquet or cornhole.

    Register for 2019 SOLGM Annual Summit

    BERL Awards

    We are excited to announce the recipients of our BERL Summit Awards. Kimberley Tuapawa, Pouwhakarae Pārongo Wheako Kiritaki at Wairoa District Council and Julian Phillips, Te Koko Tataki Programme Leader Tuia at Environment Canterbury will both attend our 2019 SOLGM Summit 19 in Napier in September. Thanks BERL!

    Dr Ganesh Nana of BERL says “BERL is excited to once again assist local government staff attend the SOLM Summit”.

    “The successful candidates show a commitment to the local government sector, as well as the importance of the connections between Māori development, regional development, and economic development.

    “Going beyond silos is essential for communities to progress across all four of the wellbeings”.

    “We look forward to all attendees contributing towards another successful Summit”.