Government Relations

NZ is experiencing a regional renaissance with Central Government becoming increasingly aware of the wellbeing, latent opportunities and promise within our heartland, people, talents and assets.

NZ is experiencing a regional renaissance with Central Government becoming increasingly aware of the wellbeing, latent opportunities and promise within our heartland, people, talents and assets.

This welcome rejuvenation needs more than a shift in mindset – it requires the ongoing support & commitment of additional resources and new policy.

Inclusiveness for all will only occur when regional NZ is treated equitably and on the same basis as city-based kiwis.

Giblin Group’s reason for being is to champion NZ regions.

Choosing to live & work from Hawke’s Bay provides us with a unique insight. Our experiences of working within & with Government means we are adept at providing regional perspectives to national issues & national perspectives to regional issues.

We supply our clients with advice on how to engage with government, including:

  • Understanding current government priorities
  • Understanding “wellbeing”
  • Engaging with Ministers or senior officials
  • Preparing for, and speaking at, Parliamentary Committees
  • Seeking funding from the range of available sources

Giblin Group helps bridge the divide between Government intent and heartland lives.

Since 2011 I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project. With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8m from central government and Lottery sources. The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement. I can certainly recommend their services.

Greg Anderson, Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Giblin Group supported Blue Oyster with developing a robust Revenue Generation Strategy that took into account the specific needs of our organisation and activity. Jenni and Jess offered substantial advice and support in, not only establishing this strategy but giving us helpful tools for implementation and always prioritised sustainability throughout. Their enthusiasm for our space and activity was truly felt and appreciated – our relationship with them will be nourished and valued well into the future.

Grace Ryder, Gallery Director, Blue Oyster Gallery

“As our thinking evolved, Giblin Group showed a steady commitment to deepen their understanding of our needs. We always looked forward to our coaching sessions which were stimulating and inspiring. Jess and Jenni became valued colleagues that supported and provoked thinking with rigour and generosity. They’re now not only valuable advocates for BATS but part of our whānau.”

Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council