Local government and community wellbeing

The Local Governance for Community Wellbeing Cabinet paper suggests re-introducing social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing back into the Local Government Act 2002. The previous government removed these local body responsibilities – putting the emphasis on basic infrastructure.

Local government New Zealand is welcoming the discussion. They think that local government has a big role to play in intergenerational wellbeing.

Have your say on issues before select committees of the New Zealand Parliament

Keep an eye out for issues of importance to you or your organisation by regularly visiting the New Zealand Parliament/Pāremata Aotearoa select committee work. The select committees work on a wide range of topics that affect all New Zealanders.

There are currently 12 subject committees and 5 specialist committees.

Review of the Charities Act

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The Honorable Peeni Henare, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has announced that initial work is underway to review the Charities Act 2005. The outcome of the review will impact on all registered charities and we encourage you to engage and provide feedback during the consultation process.

Click here to read the full message from the Minister on the Charities Services newsletter.

Charities Services also run a number of online webinars which are free.