Local government is changing

There is a lot of change currently happening across local government, particularly with the current reforms in three waters and resource management.

The Minister for Local Government is seeking ideas, thoughts and aspirations on how local government can best support the wellbeing of our communities into the future. They would like us to re-think what local government should do and how it could be structured to include Māori in decision making.

This is large-scale change, and there will be other opportunities to have your say and let government know how you think local government could be structured.

But right now, we would like to get your thoughts and ideas at a very high level to add to the Toi Moana submission on local government reform.

This is an opportunity to ‘reimagine the role and function of local government over the next 30 years' but we are not looking for in-depth analysis or detailed recommendations at this time – just key thoughts or concerns, ideas or themes.

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback.