Arts, lifestyle and travel blogger David Farrar has taken some time out of his hectic travel, fitness and free ticket bludging regime to post about Local Government New Zealand’s survey. As expected everyone seems to think Local Government is dead set useless.
LGNZ have had Colmar Brunton do a large survey of NZ residents and businesses on local government. The initial results aren’t complimentary but it is a smart move by LGNZ to do such research, because it provides a benchmark to try and improve against for their member governments.
The survey is here. Some extracts:
- Performance rated 28/100
- Local leadership rated 26/100
- Communication and interaction rated 32/100
The bottom three areas for the public are:
- Trust to make good spending decisions
- Value for rate dollars spent
- Managing finances