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The Future for Local Government Report

He piki tūranga, he piki kōtuku - The future for local government

He piki tūranga denotes a succession or a new role and he piki kōtuku, the beautiful white heron. He piki tūranga, he piki kōtuku engenders the idea that the renewed local government will be a beautiful thing to behold, perhaps an unexpected surprise.

About the Review

This is the final report of the Panel for the Review into the Future for Local Government. It presents our final findings and a package of recommendations.

The Review was established by the Minister of Local Government in 2021 at the request of the local government sector. As we publish He piki tūranga, he piki kōtuku, we have reflected on the approach we have taken during this Review in order to present the findings and recommendations in this report.

The Panel has listened to a range of perspectives about what needs to change. As a Panel we had diverse views on many issues, and this has been one of our strengths.