ECHATS is our collection of expert tips and tricks that covers a range of topics including climate change, community boards, and running for local government. Please keep in mind that some of the positional titles of speakers in the ECHATS below may no longer be relevant.
2021 Climate Change Symposium / Where are the gaps in adaptation
Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall hosts a panel including Nelson City Council's Clare Barton, Tonkin & Taylor's James Hughes, Horizon Regional Council's Ramon Strong, and Climate Sigma's Belina Storey, which looks at where the gaps are in climate change adaptation.
2021 Climate Change Symposium / Science and policy
Kāpiti Coast District Council Coastal Manager Lyndsey Craig, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Hazard Analyst Ryan Paulik and Climate Change Knowledge Broker Kate Turner outline adaptation efforts concerning flood mapping and river portal and access to river data.
Together we Thrive in Central Hawke’s Bay
Through a successful partnership with the Provincial Growth Fund, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Rapid Redeployment programme allowed 46 local people to be placed into employment post-COVID and sustained drought. This video tells the story of this unique opportunity and features Alex Walker (Mayor Central Hawke’s Bay), Sam McCaslin (redeployed worker), and Doug Tate (General Manager, Customer and Community Partnerships, Central Hawkes Bay District Council).
LGNZ's localism project is not just about strengthening local government. Our priority is to empower communities so that local citizens are more able to influence the future direction of their town, city or district, or, in the context of Māoridom, enabling Iwi and Hapu to better shape their own destinies.