Future for Local Government

Final report

The final report, He piki tūranga, he piki kōtuku, proposes 17 recommendations to enable local government to better serve communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. We encourage all New Zealanders to embrace the suite of recommendations it outlines and challenge our leaders to implement the necessary changes to support our communities.

You can read the final report here


As part of the local government reform central government have appointed a panel who have released a draft report, The Review into the Future for Local Government, He mata whāriki, he matawhānui. In this report, they share their key findings, recommendations, and a series of questions.

As part of the report government hosted public webinars to provide an overview of the report and recommendations and to answer questions in early 2023.

You can watch recordings of these webinars here. 


Local government touches all of our lives, all of the time and the panel says it is important we share our views on the future of local government.

Submissions to the Review into the Future for Local Government have closed.

You can view submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response here.