Ōtautahi Christchurch has been confirmed at the host city of the 2023 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Conference.
The conference will be held at the city’s convention centre, Te Pae, in July 2023 and will bring together about 600 local government leaders from across the country, LGNZ has confirmed.
ChristchurchNZ supported Christchurch City Council to successfully bid to bring the conference to the city in 2023.
“We are thrilled to be taking the conference to Ōtautahi Christchurch next year,’’ says LGNZ President Stuart Crosby.
“The LGNZ conference will be the first time the entire sector will get a chance to get together after the local body elections.
“It is so important we use these opportunities for genuine relationship building, to share best practice and work together on solutions for those huge challenges facing our communities such as climate change that have built up over decades,’’ he said.
Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel says the LGNZ conference will be an ideal opportunity to showcase Christchurch.
“It will also give us a chance to show what an innovative city we have become after experiencing the devastation of the earthquakes over a decade ago,’’ the Mayor said.