Make a stand Zoom series: Campaigning for local elections
Thinking of standing? Come along to this Zoom series where you can learn more about how to campaign in your local elections.
Councils and boards have a critical role to play in supporting the resilience and future of all our people, whānau and communities. Making good local decisions matter. Get involved in shaping your community – stand in your local election this year.
If you’re already in local government and thinking of standing again come along for a refresher on how to campaign.
Sessions are free and will be hosted on Zoom. There will be plenty of time for questions. Recordings will be available after each session.
Authentically engaging with your local communities
Tuesday 30 August at 6.30pm-7.30pm
Hear from Meng Foon, Race Relations Commissioner and former mayor of Tairāwhiti Gisborne (2001-2019) about how to connect with your constituents as an aspiring elected representative. Candidates who genuinely engage with their local communities have a better chance of getting elected.
Building your campaign and social media tips
Learn how to create a compelling campaign for local elections and what it’s really like while you’re at it with Katie Brown from Social Good. You’ll hear how to build your campaign and use social media to amplify your message. Katie is a strategic communications specialist with experience managing campaigns for local government candidates.
Sharing your story with local media
Learn how to put your best foot forward when working with your local media and community newspapers with Roy Pilott, Editorial Director at Good Local Media and Ranjani Ponnuchetty, Chief Advisor at Local Government New Zealand.