Find out what some of your local government peers have to say about 
EQUIP's workshops, induction programmes, webinars, and more.

DLC Reflection and Future Planning (workshop)
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Medical Officer
of Health

The best thing was having an independent facilitator. He really helped to open up conversations and reach agreements.

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Allen L,
DLC Member

Provides a forum to practice and build action plans

for effective collaborations

in the future.

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Vai Miller,
DLC Secretary

Good opportunity to reflect on the purpose for a DLC and to learn what others do and what resources are available.

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Alcohol Licensing Inspector

The application process, DLC collaboration, licensing criteria, and discussion about special licences were most useful.

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Neil Adams,
Compliance Officer

It is so useful to create a forum for detailed meetings between agencies. The independent facilitator was precious.

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Mike Hopper,
DLC Member

The interactions around the table were very helpful. Would absolutely recommend this workshop to others.

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Martin Macmaster,
DHB-delegated officer

I really liked the fact there was good discussion around collaboration and ongoing structures. 

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Murray Kidd,
DLC Member

There are so many fish hooks and holes that were filled in, leading to understanding and great collaboration. 

Elected Member Induction (workshop)
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Waru Panapa,
Rangitikei DC  

I found the discussion around governance scenarios was really handy. Would definitely recommend.

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Teri O'Neill,
Wellington CC

The 'tick checking' highlighted a lot of my gaps in knowledge. The workshop was very informative and robust.

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Susie Williams-Dobson, Palmerston North CC

Loved the humour and quick quips. I really enjoyed networking with other committee secretaries & governance people.

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Brian Carter,
Rangitikei DC

The whole day was very interesting. I would recommend to others and would come again myself.

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Rabbit Nottage, 
Ruapehu DC  

Meeting new councillors from neighouring districts was so useful.

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Tracey Hiroa, 
Rangitikei DC

It was amazing listening and being able to interact with other new councillors. Would absolutely recommend. 

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Fi Dalgety,
Rangitikei DC

The session on Standing Orders was really handy. It was great to network and exchange real stories.

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I really liked the part where we were encouraged through the workbook to do reflections specific to our councils or ourselves personally.

Mayors' Induction
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Phil Nixon,
South Taranaki DC  

It was all great for a new mayor. Very interesting range of sessions that were well run. Good amount of question time. 

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Jim Mylchreest,

Waipā DC

A great day. As a returning mayor, the opportunity to newtork and meet newly elected mayors was superb.

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Grant Smith,
Palmerston North CC

Great having Richard (Kempthorne) presenting. Excellent presentations, especially civil defence. Very worthwhile.

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Dan Gordon,
Waimakariri DC

Very well organised and of a very high standard. Thanks LGNZ and EQUIP.

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Rehette Stoltz, 
Gisborne DC  

I learned heaps! This workshop is absolutely essential for new mayors!

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Kirsten Wise,
Napier CC

Found the whole workshop very informative. Of particular value was the networking opportunities and connecting with other mayors.

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Andrew Iles,

Whakatane DC

Certainly recommend this. As a deputy mayor, I was very grateful for the inclusion in this forum.

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Andy Watson,
Rangitikei DC

Absolutely recommend. The session on media and the one on civil defence were the highlights of the two days.

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