As well as the policy and advocacy work LGNZ undertakes, there are also many events taking part throughout the year.  The highlight is our annual conference, held this year in Auckland on July 23. We were also pleased to hold the inaugural LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards during the conference. 

On average, every year LGNZ hosts 14 zone meetings, 11 sector meetings, six National Council meetings, frequent EquiP professional development workshops and webinars, one stakeholder function, one AGM and one annual conference.


Professional Training and Development

For a full list of Professional Development training workshops please visit our Equip Professional Development Page


Young Elected Members 2017 Retreat

Start date: 9 Nov 2017

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) will be holding its Young Elected Members (YEM) Retreat from 9 - 11 November 2017.Taking place in Selwyn District, we invite all current elected members of local authorities and community boards who are under the age of 40 to attend.The conference theme will be Making local government relevant to 18...

Rural and Provincial meeting

Start date: 16 Nov 2017

Rural & Provincial Sector meeting for Rural & Provincial Mayors and Chief Executives. 

New Zealand China Mayoral Forum

Start date: 3 Dec 2017

On 21 November 2014, LGNZ entered into an agreement to establish a mechanism of exchange and cooperation of mayors of New Zealand and China with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).