2019 Regional Sector Chairs and Mayors Induction

2019 Regional Sector Chairs and Mayors Induction


To introduce elected Regional Sector Mayors and Chairs (and Deputy Chairs) to their local government role, their key support networks and support the development journey towards being an effective community leader.


After the incredible success of the 2016 Regional Sector Mayors and Chairs Workshop following the last local government election, EquiP is back to support new and re-elected Regional Sector Mayors and Chairs with this one-day induction workshop.

Remember, this is a terrific opportunity to network, learn from best practice, share knowledge and stories, and get a head start on the new triennium.

Workshop outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • considered the challenges and opportunities facing regional government and your communities;
  • recognised your own authentic leadership role;
  • considered and started planning to address your region's issues;
  • reflected on your strategy planning steps; 
  • defined key actions to build effective relationships with:
    • your chief executive
    • your elected members
    • iwi and your communities; and
  • planned your next steps.


Regional Sector Mayors, Chairs and Deputy Chairs


Richard Kempthorne

Richard represented Zone Five on National Council and is the retiring Mayor of Tasman District, being elected in October 2007.

Richard is a strong advocate for local representation and rural issues, and for key strategic issues affecting the South Island as a whole.  This includes transportation networks, access to broadband, the provision of infrastructure for potable water, stormwater, and wastewater and he has been a member of the Land and Water Forum. In his role as mayor of a unitary authority he had a strong focus on regional council roles and responsibilities. 

Richard also has a business background in the horticultural sector.


9.30 coffee on arrival, 10am start

Finish 4pm.

Friday, 13 December 2019


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Level 7, 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011



This workshop will proceed if a minimum of 10 people attend. Costs will be $650.00+gst per person. This amount will be reduced if more than 13 attend.

Booking details

In order to pre-book, please email Raquel Brandt-Partridge on raquel.brandt-partridge@lgnz.co.nz as soon as possible to secure your spots.

Cancellation Policy

Please note our cancellation policy.