Our reports show the emerging thinking of the Panel whilst the research papers highlight the contributions of others in response to the complex challenges to local governance.
The Review is taking place in three stages, with a report presented to the Minister of Local Government following each stage. These reports are: the interim report, the draft report and recommendations, and the final report.
The interim report (Ārewa ake te Kaupapa) sets out the broad direction and priority questions for the review in order to support engagement about the future of local governance and democracy.
You’ll also find early opportunities that address current challenges facing local government. This work will lead to a further report with draft recommendations in 2022.
The executive summary includes all the most important information from the interim report and is presented in a shorter format.
The following research papers directly relate to our lines of inquiry and are essential in helping shape the Review. Please note that this research may not necessarily always reflect the views and recommendations of the Panel.