Porirua council's $8200 Wairarapa retreat

KRIS DANDO
Last updated 11:20 22/07/2014

Relevant offers

Kapi-Mana News

Nine months later, Porirua and Upper Hutt police stations still closed at weekends Whitby man Clifford Matthews stops weekly piano sessions after 38 years The nose knows: council says suburbs smell is vegetation but residents blame cows Early memories of growing up in Elsdon, Porirua in the 1950s Porirua fighter Newtown Sythong off to Taekwondo World Championships The cupboard was bare: community book cupboard stolen, found, returned Viola Palmer: A Kapiti resident's view of the expressway Porirua Rowing Club crew break three-year medal drought at national rowing champs The Way We Were: unruly dogs, swordfish and lots and lots of bottles Cobb & Co restaurant set to open in Porirua, a project backed by former mayor Nick Leggett

A recent retreat to Wairarapa for Porirua City councillors and senior council staff to discuss the council's Long Term Plan cost $8200.

The two-day planning trip to Solway involved 17 people.

Costs were covered for accommodation, food, use of meeting facilities and a facilitator.

The council's Long Term Plan outlines priorities and budgets for the coming 10 years and was among the most significant work the council did, mayor Nick Leggett said.

The council used to have a retreat at the beginning and in the middle of the term.

But Leggett said because many councillors were re-elected, the first one was canned this time.

"We used this [Wairarapa retreat] to get the foundation laid for the long-term plan and it builds that team development between staff and councillors," he said.

"It gives us the space away to think about high-level priorities for the council as a group."

Leggett said using the council chambers in Porirua or a local conference facility like Gear Homestead was not considered.

"We want to keep people there [in Solway]. What we find, if we do this locally, is that people invariably find excuses to go away during the day or come in later."

Long Term Plan workshops for councillors and council staff, will be held before Christmas.

Ad Feedback

- Kapi-Mana News

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content