We are committed to seeking out a diverse range of views as we develop our recommendations about the future for local government.
Throughout the Review process, we’re seeking ideas about how local governance and democracy can be improved.
Submissions into the draft report and recommendations closed on 30 June 2022.
There will be further opportunity to have your say on the future for local government following the release of the draft report and recommendations in October 2022.
We look forward to receiving a formal submission from you at that time.
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14 Jun 2022
Who do you see? →
When we asked young people in Taranaki what they thought about the future of local government, they replied in the form of a short video. “Do you see us?” outlines what is important to young people, their feelings towards the current form of local governance in New Zealand, and their wish for action.
2 Jun 2022
Public webinars: A kōrero about the future for local government →
Since the beginning of 2022, we’ve been speaking with a range of people about the five key shifts that we believe are essential to a future system of local governance in Aotearoa. In June, we took the opportunity to speak with the wider public about these key shifts at our public webinars.
6 May 2022
A virtual tour of New Zealand's local government →
We’ve recently achieved a significant milestone in the Review’s engagement programme – we completed our council roadshow, where we met with 78 councils around Aotearoa to discuss the five key shifts that we believe local government will need to make.