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Campaign to increase turnout at 2016 Local Elections

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 12:37 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) new #Vote16NZ campaign encourages more Kiwis to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October. More >>

Summer swim monitoring back in the spotlight

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Summer swim monitoring back in the spotlight Regional council scientists are back splashing around in the surf this month as weekly beach monitoring has resumed around the country. Results of the testing is now available on the environmental monitoring ... More >>

LGNZ launches resource management thinkpiece

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:11 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released its initial discussion document in its ‘blue skies’ review of the resource management system. More >>

Report finds councils’ finances in good shape

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 11:42 am | Local Government NZ

A high level financial analysis, commissioned by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has found that local councils across New Zealand are managing ratepayers’ money prudently. A snapshot of local government’s financial health: a sector in good ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes call for more innovative funding options

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:58 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes The New Zealand Initiative’s latest report The Local Formula: Myths, Facts and Challenges released today which encourages councils to actively consider innovative approaches to service delivery, funding ... More >>

Local government leaders join global community

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:04 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand official envoy Sir Bob Harvey will travel to Paris to attend the United Nation’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change deliberations starting this week, where New Zealand’s central and local government ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes contribution to water policy

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:30 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the release of the report and recommendations of the Land and Water Forum. Stephen Woodhead, Chair of LGNZ’s Regional Sector Group, a participant in the Forum, says the Forum continues to contribute to the ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 1:58 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options for councils and communities Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government’s announcement of amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA) and related statutes. LGNZ Vice President Brendan ... More >>

Productivity Commission report timely call to action

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:28 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into the availability of land for new housing, with President Lawrence Yule describing aspects of it as “challenging central and local government’s current ... More >>

Local govt leaders unite for more urgent climate action

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 1:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government leaders from across New Zealand have united to push for urgent and more ambitious Government action to address the effects of climate change. More >>

LGNZ welcomes The New Zealand Initiative’s new report

Monday, 19 October 2015, 10:49 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes The New Zealand Initiative’s new report, In the Zone: Creating a Toolbox for Regional Prosperity which recommends the use of Special Economic Zones as a way to test new regionally tailored policies ... More >>

Councils must prepare for impacts of sea level rise

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:13 am | Local Government NZ

Climate change and sea level rise are increasingly important factors in policy making for local government, particularly for coastal areas, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President Lawrence Yule. More >>

Local Government welcomes the Government's new regulations

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 3:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government welcomes the Government's new telecommunications regulations to support the rollout of Broadband and new technologies More >>

LGNZ welcomes community focus by Rules Reduction Taskforce

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to see the Rules Reduction Task Force advocating for a stronger focus by central government on the community-level impacts of regulation in its report released by Government today. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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