Maori needed for Local Government Commission

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The Minister of Local Government, Hon Rodney Hide, is seeking nominations to address two vacancies in the Local Government Commission.

The Local Government Commission consists of three members appointed by the Minister of Local Government. Under the Act, one member of the Commission must have knowledge of tikanga Maori and is to be appointed after consultation with the Minister of Maori Affairs.

The role of a Commissioner might include the following skills.

  • knowledge and experience of NZ’s system of local government
  • background in public policy
  • involvement in the community
  • governance experience
  • previous experience in undertaking quasi judicial or appellate roles
  • regulatory/operational experience.

Of most importance are local government, governance and legal experience.

The annual commitment of a member is approximately 24 days plus reading and preparation. The Commission holds approximately 11 one day meetings per year in Wellington.

Nominations should be sent through to Helen Leahy by Thursday 24 February.

It is important that the CV should include full contact details (postal, telephone, email); employment history, board appointments held, qualifications, community involvement and how you meet the criteria for appointment.

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