20 - 22 July 2022 | Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North



It is my pleasure to invite you to Local Government New Zealand’s 2022 conference at the Fly Palmy Arena in Papaioea Palmerston North.

The theme for LGNZ Conference 2022 HEKE MAI. THE FUTURE. It’s about the right of communities to choose how they live and to have their voices heard. We believe that active, inclusive communities are what builds national success, confidence and character, for generations to come. This means taking the lead on innovation and inclusion, localised solutions, adapting to change, trying new things and not being afraid to fail on our road to success. LGNZ Conference 2022 will focus on the future for local government and how we can create the most active and inclusive local democracy in the world.

LGNZ Conference 2022 will host local government’s movers and shakers, influencers and visionaries – potentially 600 of the country’s mayors, chairs, CEOs, councillors and senior managers, along with key players from government, business and non-government spheres. Delegates will hear outstanding local and international speakers and take part in hard-hitting discussions.

Our networking opportunities will once again be a key feature of conference and, together with our platinum sponsors, I look forward to welcoming you to the Simpson Grierson welcome reception. The annual Fulton Hogan conference dinner will again be home to the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards where we will celebrate the success of finalists and winners who have demonstrated excellent performance by councils in promoting and growing the wellbeing of their communities.

Of course, sitting alongside our social functions are ample networking opportunities in which the local government sector can come together as one, learn about best practice, and work towards harnessing local democracy to power community and national success.

Each year, we strive to raise the bar and our LGNZ Conference 2022 will be no exception – you won’t want to miss it!

Yours sincerely

Stuart Crosby


Local Government New Zealand

LGNZ Stuart Crosby