Meeting and Governance Solutions has over 20 years of experience in governance and management roles. We are known for our knowledge, innovation, facilitation, experience and very importantly our sense of humour. We have a strong reputation as a leading governance consultancy. Here’s what some of our clients had to say:


Taking Notes, Creating Minutes, Waikato 18 January 2018

The training was great to add to my skill set. It is well delivered and very useful for my role. Gavin Dawson, Waikato Regional Council


District Licensing Committee, 24 January 2018, Porirua.

An absolutely fantastic workshop, especially for me as a person who has recently started working in this field. Thank you, Steve. Anonymous. Porirua, 24 January 2018.

As a relatively new District Licensing Committee member, Steve workshop gave me much to think about. I feel more confident and equipped to sit on hearings and play a useful part in proceedings. Simon Edwards, Hutt City Council.


Governance Professionals Symposium, Wellington 25 and 26 January 2018

Catriona Bayliss, Grey District Council – Hope I get the opportunity to attend a future symposium. Great professional development.

Raelene Rihari, Taupo District Council – Whether you are new or an old hand in the governance scene, there are always many new learnings to take away from MAGS seminars. Steve and Vern are the “gurus of all things democracy” and together make a dynamic team. Highly recommend their courses to all who are seeking further knowledge – you will not be disappointed!

Elaine Stephenson, Nelson City Council – Excellent opportunity to meet peers and compare practices and interpretation of legislation.

Anonymous – a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with others and build the profession of governance roles in local government.

Nichole Ganley, Manawatu District Council – Highly recommend if you get the opportunity to attend, that you do, whether new to the role or experienced. The opportunity to discuss the good and bad parts of your role with others in the same position or similar is fantastic.

Anonymous – One of the rare occasions where after a hold a conference you don’t feel bored! Thank you, Steve and Vern!


Chairing meetings – Wellington Regional Council 3 October 2017

“Vern and Steve provide excellent guidance on chairing meetings and use of standing orders. Interesting, engaging and good-humoured.”   Cr Roger Blakely, Wellington Regional Council

“This was a relevant and useful workshop that addressed our needs rather than a generic program.” Adrienne Staples, Wellington Regional Council

“Steve and Vern knowledgeable, experienced and articulate. Outstanding workshop.” Ken Laban, Wellington Regional Council

“Both know local government meeting dynamics well.” Jenny Brash, Wellington Regional Council


Introduction to the boardroom – NZ Cricket Players Association and NZ Rugby Players Association 4 October 2017

“Really enjoyed learning the aspects and content of how the board works.” Pita Alatini