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Budget’s support for communities welcomed by LGNZ

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the increased support that the Government’s Budget 2018 will provide for communities through housing, regional development and environmental preservation. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Productivity Commission review

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:21 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull welcomes Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s announcement today that there will be a Productivity Commission inquiry into local government funding. More >>

Tourism boom could push infrastructure to breaking point

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 6:22 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that a new forecast predicting an international visitor increase of 37% to 5.1 million annually by 2024 will be a great boost to regional economies across New Zealand, however infrastructure is already under pressure and ... More >>

Four well-beings restored to local communities

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:55 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which restores the four aspects of community well-being along with the introduction of legislation which supports trials of online ... More >>

Regional councils set draft freshwater regional targets

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:25 am | Local Government NZ

Regional councils set draft regional targets for swimmable lakes and rivers Regional councils are this month announcing draft targets that are a step towards the goal of 90 per cent of rivers and lakes being swimmable by 2040. The draft regional targets ... More >>

Freedom camping: Community input and funding options needed

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:15 am | Local Government NZ

Community input and funding options needed to address freedom camping issues A working party led by local and central government on freedom camping is a positive step towards finding solutions for a complex problem, Local Government New Zealand. A working ... More >>

Regional Council receives AA CouncilMARK™ rating

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:48 am | Local Government NZ

Wellingtonians are being well served by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows. More >>

Zero Carbon Act needs to consider adaptation

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 1:38 pm | Local Government NZ

Zero Carbon Act needs to consider adaptation alongside mitigation The report from new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton calling for a structured and long-term approach to climate change includes a number of important recommendations, ... More >>

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Local Government NZ

The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government today will give New Zealand’s regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

Seventeenth CouncilMARK™ assessment report released

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:25 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates Taupō District Council on its completion of the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. More >>

Freedom camping discussions important step to action

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5:22 pm | Local Government NZ

The growth in freedom camping this summer has brought its negative impacts to a head and Local Government New Zealand welcomes Tourism Minister Hon Kelvin Davis’ invitation to mayors to discuss the issue. More >>

Civil defence review offers useful recommendations

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:40 pm | Local Government NZ

A new report recommending changes to how emergencies are managed in New Zealand lays a solid foundation for work to improve civil defence systems, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers. More >>

Climate change reports show need for joint leadership

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:16 am | Local Government NZ

The findings of the climate change adaptation report released today confirm Local Government New Zealand’s longstanding policy and advocacy position that there is an urgent need for strong joint action to minimise the risks to the natural and built ... More >>

Councils facing tourism pressure would welcome visitor levy

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:47 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this. More >>

Drinking water report lacks detail on costs to communities

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:00 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry is a helpful addition to the ongoing debate about the state of New Zealand’s water quality and water infrastructure. It makes many suggestions for ... More >>

Education & Primary Industries on Agenda at Mayoral Talks

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:23 am | Local Government NZ

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at ... More >>

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:35 am | Local Government NZ

23 November 2017 More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. ... More >>

Tourism a key focus at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

Tourism will feature as one of the key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at the second Forum, to be held in Wellington ... More >>

Councils highlight growth infrastructure as urgent issue

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says funding growth infrastructure is the highest priority for councils and welcomes the Government’s plans to review local government costs and revenue. At a meeting of Local Government New Zealand’s Metro Sector on Friday ... More >>

 

 

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