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Significant issues for NZ in sea level rise report

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has recognised findings of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s report released today on the impact of rising seas as significant for coastal areas of New Zealand, aligning well with work the ... More >>

Gigatown win set to strengthen Dunedin's economy

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:07 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today congratulated Dunedin for winning the year long Gigatown competition and sees this as a significant boost for the region. More >>

NZ China Mayoral Forum opens doors for economic benefits

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:16 pm | Local Government NZ

The inaugural New Zealand China Mayoral Forum will be held today in Auckland, the first of a regular exchange between mayors and governors from the two countries, expected to increase engagement and create significant economic benefits throughout ... More >>

Councils help communities have safe, happy summers

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 9:38 am | Local Government NZ

Councils around the country hold public events, festivals, parades and other celebratory events during the Christmas season. Some decorate town centres while others help to put on food and wine festivals, throw a Santa parade or support sporting events ... More >>

Road funding announcements provide clarity on council share

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 5:10 pm | Local Government NZ

The New Zealand Transport Agency today releases its Funding Assistance Rates (FAR) which determines how central government land transport co-funding will be distributed over the next nine years. More >>

LGNZ supports identifying solutions to housing affordability

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:46 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) supports identifying solutions to address housing affordability and as part of this, welcomes the Productivity Commission’s new issues paper ‘Using Land for Housing’. More >>

ICNZ paper on natural hazards aligns with LGNZ initiatives

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:13 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes Insurance Council New Zealand’s paper ‘Protecting New Zealand from Natural Hazards’, released today. It aligns well with the think piece LGNZ released in October titled ‘Managing natural hazard risk ... More >>

3 Waters Report On Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released an issues paper ‘Exploring the issues facing New Zealand’s water, wastewater and stormwater sector’ as part of its sector-led 3 Waters project. More >>

LGNZ - national approach to natural hazard risk management

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:30 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has completed its review into managing risks from natural hazards and today releases a think piece on the findings. The think piece ‘Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand – Towards more resilient communities’ ... More >>

LGNZ seeks collaboration on housing affordability

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:26 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) says local government, central government and the business sector need to work together with communities to address housing affordability across New Zealand. Housing affordability is a complex issue that is driven by multiple ... More >>

World-first for World Rivers Day

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Local Government NZ

To mark World Rivers Day this Sunday regional councils are releasing their latest river data on the Land, Air, Water, Aotearoa (LAWA) website, a world first in reporting nation-wide water quality results in one place. Fran Wilde, chair of Local Government ... More >>

LGNZ congratulates National

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:13 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ congratulates National Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) congratulates re-elected Prime Minister John Key and the National led government on winning their third consecutive term following Saturday’s general election. LGNZ President Lawrence Yule acknowledges ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes inquiry into land supply for housing

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:14 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government to request the Productivity Commission to look into ways to improve the supply and development of land for housing in New Zealand’s cities. More >>

GNZ welcomes support of waste water funds for small towns

Friday, 5 September 2014, 1:03 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed today’s announcement that the Green Party will invest $20 million per year for ten years, as part of their Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme, to help small towns and communities upgrade their sewage treatment ... More >>

Communities should share in extraction royalties

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 12:26 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has come out strongly seeking a policy change for the distribution of a share of royalties from mineral, oil and gas extraction to the communities where the activity takes place. The Government receives hundreds ... More >>

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:42 pm | Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. More >>

LGNZ advocates for the need for economic growth

Monday, 11 August 2014, 12:54 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has come out strongly stating its desire to see economic growth achieved across all of New Zealand. More >>

LGNZ advocates for the need for economic growth across NZ

Monday, 11 August 2014, 11:18 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has come out strongly stating its desire to see economic growth achieved across all of New Zealand. Regional economic development is gaining pace as an important topic of conversation within local government, central ... More >>

Smart digital investment transforms local economies

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Digital investment can have a significant impact on a community, but funds need to be used in a targeted way through smart investment to deliver economic results. More >>

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. More >>

 

 

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