Our sponsors

Taituarā wish to acknowledge and thank the sponsors listed below, without whom the conference would not be possible.

Kauri sponsors


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Conference dinner and keynote speaker

Taituarā Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson is Aotearoa New Zealand's local government law firm.

Our expertise ranges from day-to-day operations of local authorities to the highest level strategic developments affecting local government as a whole.

We advise most local authorities in NZ, and have extensive, long-standing networks with key decision makers throughout local government.

Keynote speaker

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Keynote Speaker

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Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, our international programme and advocacy.

Tōtara sponsor

Conference technology

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AskYourTeam is recognised as a leadership and productivity improvement system involving employees, customers and other stakeholders. We deliver real insights that inform leaders' decisions, to achieve better results. With over 9 million data points, we have the richest source of organisational performance data in New Zealand.

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Established in 1961, we have become trusted advisers to New Zealand leaders, providing Human Resources solutions that result in improved organisational performance. With our integrated leadership development and executive search and selection offering, we are uniquely positioned to work with your business to attract, retain and develop exceptional leadership capability.

Kōwhai sponsors

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Brookfields' legal experts apply their skills in a wide range of legal practice areas to promote the success of their clients. We are at the forefront of legal developments, and work across teams and sectors to ensure the best legal services and advice for each client and situation.

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Taituarā GHD

GHD are a global professional services company that leads through engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Our forward-looking and innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are focused on building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Concurrent session

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We’re a tight-knit team of thinkers and doers specialising in bespoke software development and complex problem solving, primarily for government agencies. Our tools and services aim to digitally transform a system or process. We are a 20 year old company focused on environmental outcomes, people problems and human adaptation.

Nikau sponsors

Afternoon tea

Taituarā Datacom Local Government Logo 01 109 Johnson Georgiana

Datacom is the country’s largest and longest-serving Technology Company. We deliver an ever-green service called Datascape to local councils and contain a wealth of IP built from our multi-year success within ANZ local government.


Taituarā Simpli

Simpli is a local government initiative owned by its 28 member Councils and Building Consent Authorities. We streamline and align regulatory functions. The tools we offer include:
• Building Consent Forms and Guides
• Consent submission Portal
• Building consent quality manual
• Competency Assessments
• Discussion boards


Squiz V3 Taituara

For more than 20 years, Squiz has enabled local governments to offer communities the information and services they need online. From empowering internal teams to deliver user-friendly content; to creating personalised search experiences for website visitors; and building microsites for short-term campaigns, Squiz delivers the digital solutions local governments need.