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Council stories

Inspiring examples of local democracy in action.

Council stories

  • Community health
    When people think about local government, they often think of roading, rubbish and rates, but councils deliver much more.
  • Mayors taskforce for Jobs – Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay
    A partnership programme between Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and the Ministry of Social Development is getting people back into work.
  • Iwi engagement
    Take a 20-year harbour transformation project and a council committed to true partnership with iwi and what do you get?
  • Climate change
    A massive flood was the catalyst for a difficult conversation about climate change and the need for adaptation.
  • Porirua streamside planting project
    Porirua has 588 kilometres of streams. To put that in perspective, the drive from Wellington to Hamilton is about 523 kilometres.
  • Te Ara Ātea
    Aotearoa has grown a lot over the past few years, but there’s one place that’s grown quickest of all. Canterbury’s Selwyn District