New Zealand has a system of multi-level government, with central government having responsibility for matters of national significance and local government matters of local or regional significance. And, like similar democracies how responsibilities are distributed across orders of government – is a constant matter of debate. 

Inspiring Communities’s Megan Courtney contributed to this paper – her piece titled A Focus on the How not the Who – examines localism through a CLD lens. An aspect often neglected – but vital as we consider alternatives to the failing top-down approach to change.  

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