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Participation means partnership
Participation depends on citizen’s wanting to participate – and government officials making it possible for them to participate.
Prime Minister Helen Clark
says, “You have to set the tone from the top,” to help people
participate in public affairs.
Selective structural change
“ But sometimes a structural
change is needed, as for example with the so-called Department of Work
and Income,” she says.
Central-local government partnership
The first and second Clark
coalition governments have been very clear that they wanted central government
to work alongside local government.
"This government sets the tone from the top. This is a government
that wants to be involved in and work alongside the community – rather
than foisting a whole lot of unpopular ideas down its throat."