Young Elected Members 2018 Hui


15 Nov 2018

Starting: Thursday 15 November 2018

Finishing: Saturday 17 November 2018

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2018 Young Elected Members Hui

LGNZ, in conjunction with New Plymouth District Council, is holding the annual Young Elected Members’ (YEM) Hui from 15 – 17 November 2018.

Taking place in New Plymouth, we invite all current elected members of local authorities, local boards and community boards who are under the age of 40 to attend.

The Hui theme is We Are: Actively engaging our communities. There will be a strong focus on how YEM can effectively engage, communicate and work with their communities to achieve prosperity, resilience and well-being.

The two-and-a-half-day Hui comprises of a range of workshops, guest presentations, discussion sessions and networking activities. The Hui will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Diversity in governance roles;
  • Elected members’ privacy obligations;
  • Communicating with communities during natural hazard events;
  • Community-led projects and initiatives;
  • Strategies for brave and forward-thinking decision-making; and
  • The role of local government in overcoming challenges and delivering New Zealanders’ ambitions.


Hui outcomes

While attending the Hui, delegates can expect to:

  • Network, exchange ideas and build strong relationships with other YEM and councils;
  • Gain a better understanding of how YEM can more effectively engage, communicate and work with their communities; and
  • Peer mentor and access practical support.


Programme overview

Click here to view the Hui brochure and programme overview.


Event details


15-17 November 2018


Young elected members (Mayors, Chairs, Councillors or local board and community board members), under the age of 40


The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth


$697.00 + GST (cost subsidised by LGNZ)
This cost includes all local transportation (including airport transfers), meals, activity costs and two nights’ accommodation at The Devon Hotel. Delegates are responsible for organising
their own travel to and from New Plymouth


Register using the link below.  Registrations close on Monday 15 October 2018 at 5.00pm
Note that to pay the registration fee your council will be required to raise a purchase order with LGNZ


The YEM Hui registration fee includes two nights’ accommodation at the Hui venue, The Devon Hotel.  Accommodation bookings will be coordinated by LGNZ following receipt of delegate registrations.


Register now


The Devon Hotel
390 Devon St E
New Plymouth 4312


Young Elected Members Committee
c/-  Grace Hall, Senior Policy Advisor
Local Government New Zealand
DDI 04 978 1243  M 021 278 1243