DecisionMaker 2013 - How central government
The concept guiding DecisionMaker 2013 is to put
local government reform in context - focusing on "How
central government works locally". Former Governors-General
of New Zealand have said "Just as we expect democracy
to work for us, we have to work for our democracy".
Since DecisionMaker Kaiwhakatau Guides began providing
citizenship education on handling local issues in New Zealand,
local government law and practice have changed. DecisionMaker
Guides have provided navigational tools and knowledge for
diverse citizens since 1990 – and innovation with each
post general election edition. A special feature for the 2013
edition provides for a team to prepare educational content
on how central local relations work, extending the value of
traditional DecisionMaker sections online, in print
and other media. Prime Minister Key and Local Government New
Zealand President Lawrence Yule illustrate the relationship
in briefings in preparation for DecisionMaker 2013.
Sections of content in DecisionMaker 2013.
• The big picture
• Pacific citizens
• How Parliament works
• How Councils work
• How central government works locally
• How government works
• How law works
Implemetation plans for the concept will follow discussions
here to read the Foreword, initially written to the 2003
DecisionMaker Guide to Parliament and Government, by then
Governor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright.
Subsequently, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General
of New Zealand until 2011, wrote the Foreword to the Citizenship
education – DecisionMaker Guides chapter of
Being Palangi: My Pacific Journey in Wellington on
4 August 2011. Being Palangi, the forthcoming memoir
by Anthony Haas, was written in 2011-2012.
The visions set by Governors-General will guide the citizenship
education role of DecisionMaker 2013.
Updated 19 July, 2012