Talking the talk, but *walking the walk?*

LGNZ is committed to localism. Or put another we’re committed to giving citizens a real say in the decisions that affect their communities, and we want your views about what localism should look like in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

To help you take part in the localism conversation we have prepared this website which brings together range of relevant resources.

By localism we mean giving citizens the opportunity to have more influence in the decisions that affect their day to day lives and the way in which their community develops. Deciding how this should occur, whether responsibilities should be transferred from central to local government or mechanisms put in place to give communities a greater say about the services central government provides, is the reason we are undertaking this consultation. 

We want your views on what will work for New Zealand and its communities (click for discussion document).