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Local government releases position statement on three waters

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:30 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has released its position statement on three waters at its Quarterly Media Briefing today, calling on the Government to adopt four good public policy principles ahead of any reforms to the three waters sector. (The briefing is open to media and will ... More >>

Local govt praises landowners committed to biodiversity

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:35 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity The recently released Report of the Biodiversity Collaborative Group , which includes a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity, represents a useful addition to the ... More >>

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:58 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017. More >>

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:56 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation between all stakeholders. More >>

Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of NZ

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 3:37 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is one of seven key New Zealand organisations that have joined forces today to launch the Tiaki Promise, an initiative to encourage travellers, both domestic and international, to respect New Zealand’s environment and travel ... More >>

Tararua District Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:27 am | Local Government NZ

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Tararua District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here. More >>

New CouncilMARK™ report shows council on track

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 12:35 pm | Local Government NZ

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here . More >>

3D mapping to enable better regional planning

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable extensive 3D elevation mapping of New Zealand’s regions. More >>

Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 12:11 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has welcomed the Government’s release of a report by GHD and Boffa Miskell into the costs of upgrading wastewater treatment plants, noting that it supports the sector’s call for a targeted policy response to help small rural councils pay ... More >>

Councils welcome new freshwater toolkit

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:13 am | Local Government NZ

Regional and unitary councils have welcomed the announcement of the Government’s new work programme to further improve the quality of freshwater in New Zealand. More >>

Government urged to keep an open mind on water

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:23 pm | Local Government NZ

Government urged to keep an open mind on water Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging central government to keep its policy options open, and work collaboratively with local government to find the best solution so that New Zealanders continue to ... More >>

LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:26 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s local government sector stands on the front line in the fight against climate change, according to the initial findings of a new report, which shows that billions of dollars of roading, water, and public transport infrastructure are at ... More >>

Steps to improve nationwide emergency management capability

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s response today on delivering better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies, having taken the Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) recommendations to put safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart ... More >>

CouncilMARK™ Assessment Board releases latest reports

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:39 am | Local Government NZ

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has released today the reports of council assessments and ratings for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council. IAB Chair Toby Stevenson ... More >>

New council assessments show sound council performance

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:37 am | Local Government NZ

The latest reports of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have released today for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council. All reports and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found ... More >>

Councils back the Government’s waste work programme

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand are pleased to see a waste work programme announced today by the Associate Minister for the Environment will aim to address waste issues that councils have been calling for support on. More >>

Compliance approaches to dairying

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:58 am | Local Government NZ

A Forest and Bird report released this week regarding Regional Council compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) of the dairy sector in 2016/17 shows the potential benefits of a national methodology for reporting in order to better understand CME ... More >>

Revitalising democracy: LGNZ President Dave Cull

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 6:23 pm | Local Government NZ

Ministers Hon Grant Robertson, Hon Dr Megan Woods, Hon Eugenie Sage, members of parliament Hon Jacqui Dean and Lawrence Yule, former LGNZ President, delegates, central government officials, LGNZ partners and particularly our members, New Zealand’s 78 local governments. More >>

LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start ‘Project Localism’

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 6:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Bringing government back to the people: LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start ‘Project Localism’ Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities it is time to empower councils and communities themselves ... More >>

Substantial review of local government funding welcome

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 5:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Substantial review of local government funding welcome and needed Local Government New Zealand is pleased with the terms of reference for the Productivity Commissions’ forthcoming inquiry into local government funding and finance which were launched ... More >>

 

 

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