Review into
the Future for
Local Government

Over the next 30 years, New Zealand will change a great deal.

These changes will bring new challenges and opportunities to local governance.

The Review into the Future for Local Government is an opportunity to create a new system of local governance and democracy that will effectively respond to a changing New Zealand and create conditions for communities to thrive.

The draft report, He mata whāriki, he matawhanui, outlines the need for a local governance system in Aotearoa that is community-focussed and citizen-centred, based on strong relationships and partnerships.

This report intends to provoke further discussion and invites submissions to shape our final report and recommendations. 

View Draft Report

We want to hear from you! Make a submission by 28 February 2023 to help shape our final report and recommendations.

How we got here

Watch the journey of the engagement phase of the Review into the Future for Local Government.

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