Virtual reality goggles play their part
Waipa District Council made innovative use of technology in engaging with its community on its ten-year plan. The project won the Best Digital Service Award at ALGIM’s recent Spring Conference.
But wait, there’s more
Waipa District Council has won three other national awards for...
Craig Pocock puts the case for testing tired urban spaces with public space programming to avoid the high carbon cost of urban renewal.
As a designer, it is hard to admit that design is not always the best solution for a degraded public space. The process of design is rewarding both professionally and personally. As designers, we like...
November 10 – 18
IPWEA Smart City Expo World Congress Immersion Tour. Barcelona, Spain
November 11 – 14
Corrosion & Prevention 2018 Conference. Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
November 12 – 13
Communication and Engagement Forum. Rydges Hotel, Wellington
November 15 – 16
Contract Management –...
Ganesh Nana argues that an intergenerational wellbeing framework provides an opportunity for both arms of government to be aligned towards a common objective. Funding, however, remains the elephant in the room. He was speaking at the SOLGM Summit in Queenstown.
Local government plays a critical role in terms of the range of policies and...
By The Online Voting Working Party.
Nine New Zealand councils are looking to modernise and futureproof New Zealand's local electoral system by trialling online voting in 2019, in addition to postal voting.
The nine councils involved in the project (Auckland Council, Gisborne District Council, Hamilton City Council, Marlborough District...
By Dave Cull, President, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).
Communities need to see their decisions result in action.
It was pleasing to see Central Hawkes’ Bay District Council get its Local Alcohol Policy over the line last month, giving effect to its community’s voice after a three-year battle and becoming the first council...
You can’t kill the elephant in the room with a silver bullet, say academics Andy Asquith and Julienne Molineaux.
Why people don’t vote
When LGNZ conducted a survey following the 2016 elections it found:
• Lack of interest 23.4 percent
• Didn’t have enough information 32.6 percent
• Too busy/other commitments 23.3...
Deep change is coming to the local government sector, says public policy consultant, Peter McKinlay. The reintroduction of the four wellbeings presents an opportunity for local government to become the natural partner of central government in working with communities. Peter outlined his thoughts to a capacity crowd at the recent SOLGM...
Entries are now open for Kiwi council teams to register for next year’s Australasian Management Challenge. Teams can sign up anytime between November 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019, to take part in the New Zealand leg of the challenge.
SOLGM strongly advises councils to get in early so they can get started on the initial pre-challenge...