Localism is all about harnessing the power, knowledge, skills and views of local people to strengthen our communities. Localism builds on the unique qualities that make every town, city and region special.
But localism is a choice. It won’t happen on its own. It will take all of us working together to make a localist future a reality - a future by local government.
The ChooseLocalism challenge is a call to action to all of us to:
Apply a localism lens across our day-to-day mahi, engaging and strengthening our communities.
Share examples of localism in action - no matter how large or small - within our organisations, and with peers across local government
Be advocates for localism: helping others to become inspired about taking a localism approach, and showing central government the role localism can play in building Aotearoa New Zealand’s future.