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LGNZ calls for proactive approach to mobilise regions

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:55 am | Local Government NZ

A proactive shared national approach to decision-making across the transport sector is crucial to lifting economic performance across New Zealand, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President Lawrence Yule. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Ultra-Fast Broadband expansion to towns

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 2:58 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the release of the tender for the second stage of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme and calls for coverage across as many communities as possible. More >>

LGNZ calls for review on special licences regime

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:34 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ and its member councils across New Zealand have confirmed support for the intent of the Bill passed in Parliament last week, to extend the licensing hours of businesses during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, the passing of this Bill highlights the ... More >>

Easter Trading: giving authority to councils a sensible idea

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 7:45 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says enabling councils, in consultation with their communities, to determine whether or not Easter Trading should take place in their own towns, districts and cities makes sense. More >>

Iwi Leaders and Local Government New Zealand sign MoU

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Today, the Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group, on behalf of the Iwi Chairs Forum, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) to support and encourage strong relationships and collaboration between councils and iwi. More >>

Local government explores right-sizing for towns

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 2:15 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) hosted a discussion on right-sizing its cities and towns as a response to unprecedented demographic and economic change at its annual conference today. More >>

Growing economy is needed to support a healthy environment

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 2:13 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government sector hears how a growing economy is needed to support a healthy environment More >>

Mobilising the Regions to drive economic growth

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 11:32 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President Lawrence Yule highlighted the important need to ensure a shared national approach to regional development and growth across New Zealand and the critical role transport infrastructure plays at the 2015 LGNZ ... More >>

LGNZ launches 10-point plan for local economic growth

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:09 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ’s Local Government Funding Review 10-point plan: incentivising economic growth and strong local communities was launched today at the 2015 LGNZ conference in Rotorua. The manifesto is the culmination of LGNZ’s year-long review of local government ... More >>

Local government celebrates outstanding performance

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:01 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to announce the winners of the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate the leadership role local government plays within communities. More >>

New Zealand’s councils vote on four topics at LGNZ’s AGM

Monday, 20 July 2015, 9:08 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today voted on four remits about topical matters for the sector and our communities at the 2015 LGNZ Annual General Meeting, held in Rotorua. More >>

LGNZ President's opening speech at the LGNZ Conference

Monday, 20 July 2015, 9:05 am | Local Government NZ

Prime Minister, Members of Parliament, honoured guests, sector partners, and most importantly members of local government. More >>

Strengthening transport links across New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:22 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement a $13.9 billion investment partnership in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years. More >>

Local communities benefit from Urban Cycleways Programme

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 5:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to confirm that 17 regions around New Zealand will benefit from Urban Cycleways Programme developments over the next three years. More >>

Report highlights the need to change incentives for housing

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 2:32 pm | Local Government NZ

Report highlights the need to change incentives for housing growth Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the focus the Productivity Commission has brought to issues around housing affordability in its draft report “Using land for housing.” ... More >>

Communities shine in Local Government EXCELLENCE Awards

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:45 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s councils have again demonstrated the high levels of service they provide to communities, as finalists are announced for the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. The awards, now in their second year, recognise and celebrate ... More >>

LGNZ supports a more targeted approach

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 11:49 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ supports a more targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings policy Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement Minister for Building and Housing, the Hon Dr Nick Smith made today towards a more targeted approach for earthquake-prone ... More >>

Schedule of public hearings – Wellington 20 April

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:34 pm | Local Government NZ

Media are advised that the Local Government Commission will be holding public hearings in Wellington and Wairarapa on its draft proposal for reorganisation of councils in the Wellington region. More >>

LGNZ leading discussions about local government funding

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10:36 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is leading discussions about options for addressing current and likely future funding shortfalls in local government. This week LGNZ is hosting two events where panels of experts will discuss issues and options that ... More >>

Local government welcomes new broadband and mobile funding

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:43 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government welcomes new broadband and mobile infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Government’s decision to expand its broadband and mobile investment programmes, and the opportunities for communities to be involved ... More >>

 

 

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