Guides & Kits
A Brief Guide to the Long-Term Plan
A Brief Guide to the Long-Term Plan (.pdf) 232KB - Developed by The Department of Internal Affairs to help interested people understand their council’s long-term plan.
Good Practice Guide for Working with Local Government
Developed to assist Ministry of Social Development staff to work with local authorities and other agencies on the consultation, planning, and reporting requirements of community outcomes under the Local Government Act 2002. It provides context about the community outcomes process, examples of Ministry involvement to date and resource information. Good Practice Guide.
Good Practice Participate
The Ministry of Social Development, Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector's website resource for government agencies on participation. This includes a specific section on working with local government, as a Key Sector.
Local Government Commission
View guidelines that explain the procedures for changing the structure of local government, representation reviews and taking over land drainage and water race schemes.
Local Government New Zealand
Provides an online library of publications on local government.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has recently published a substantial amount of information about the ways Maori and local government collaborate and interact. You can access this information on their website by clicking here.
Quality Planning - The RMA Planning Resource
This project promotes best practice by sharing knowledge about policy and plan development under the Resource Management Act (RMA). This has been done by making use of the lessons learnt in the first 10 years of preparing plans under the RMA, and by establishing links between practitioners. Quality Planning.
Strategy for Evaluating Local Government Legislation
Link here to a copy of the strategy developed by The Department of Internal Affairs for evaluating the roles, responsibilities, powers and accountabilities of local government as defined by the Local Government Act 2002, the Local Electoral Act 2001, and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
Links to other sites of interest:
Community Net Aotearoa
A community site hosted by The Department of Internal Affairs.
All about safety with dogs.