You can submit your answers at any point. We are committed to remaining open to what we hear and we will take all views into account while producing our draft review to the Minister of Local Government.
Please note that your responses may be used in our communications. To protect your privacy, names and contact information will not be shared.

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* Do you have one "big idea" for the future for local government that will improve the wellbeing and prosperity of local communities and reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

Consider how local government can:
  • Meet everyone's needs fairly
  • Create and sustain more harmonious communities
  • Build healthy local democracy
  • Ensure the local government sector adapts and improves over time

The specific lines of inquiry in the Review into the Future for Local Government will consider: climate change, Te Tiriti partnerships, an increasingly multi-cultural population, technology and funding.
The following questions are directly related to these lines of inquiry

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* How should the system of local governance be reshaped so it can adapt to future challenges and enable communities to thrive?

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* What functions and roles should local government hold in the future?

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* How could local governance embody an authentic partnership with Te Tiriti o Waitangi to build the conditions for prosperity and wellbeing?

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* What needs to change so local government and its leaders can best reflect and respond to the communities they serve?

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* What changes are required to the way local governance is funded in order to ensure viability and sustainability, fairness and equity, and maximum wellbeing?

Thank you for your input into the Review into the Future for Local Government. We appreciate your time and effort in helping to shape the draft report and recommendations to the Minister

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