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Don’t run out of time, vote early on ‘Vote Day’

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:26 am | Local Government NZ

Voting packs have been sent to enrolled voters and to make sure you have your say Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their papers well before polls close. More >>

World Rivers Day a chance to talk water

Monday, 19 September 2016, 2:46 pm | Local Government NZ

World Rivers Day will be acknowledged globally this weekend and to mark the occasion Local Government New Zealand is hosting a major issues seminar to discuss the role councils play in managing water. More >>

Programme to show and grow council performance kicks off

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 10:47 am | Local Government NZ

A new programme aimed at lifting and demonstrating the value of local government kicked off this week, with the first council undergoing independent assessment. Upper Hutt City Council is the first of 21 councils signed up to go through the Local Government ... More >>

Voting to open for 2016 local government elections

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 9:19 am | Local Government NZ

New Zealanders need to make their vote count in the upcoming local council elections if they want to influence how their regions are led and governed, says Local Government New Zealand Chief Executive, Malcolm Alexander. Voting papers for city, district ... More >>

Opposition to local government reforms voiced

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 1:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Councils from across the country are today voicing their strong opposition to reforms which would threaten local democracy and the ongoing viability of some councils if enacted. The Local Government and Environment select committee is hearing final submissions ... More >>

Big contests across New Zealand as elections loom

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 1:06 pm | Local Government NZ

There will be keen competition in many New Zealand communities in the upcoming local authority elections. More >>

Enrolment push for Kiwi voters

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:03 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging Kiwis to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2016 local government elections. LGNZ Chief Executive, Malcolm Alexander, stressed the importance of participating in the selection of those who will make ... More >>

New chair for Local Government Excellence Programme board

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:15 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Toby Stevenson, Director of Sapere Research Group and independent company director, as the inaugural chair of the Independent Assessment Board to oversee the new local government ratings ... More >>

New approach to cracking down on freedom campers

Monday, 15 August 2016, 9:48 am | Local Government NZ

Local government and Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) are partnering to launch a freedom camping infringements trial in response to campervan rental hirers who break freedom camping laws. The Thames-Coromandel and Queenstown-Lakes district councils are partnering ... More >>

Time running out for local candidates to step forward

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 12:21 pm | Local Government NZ

With nominations for the October local council elections closing this week Local Government New Zealand is reminding people they only have until midday on Friday 12 August to get their nominations in. Our communities need good people to stand ... More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council and iwi partnership wins award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

Rotorua Lakes Council and iwi partnership wins award for outstanding service and value in local government More >>

New Plymouth tops creative category

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

New Plymouth tops creative category in local government EXCELLENCE Awards Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce New Plymouth City Council as the winner of a local government arts and culture EXCELLENCE Award for its work in establishing ... More >>

Innovative Southland project wins excellence award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:56 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Southland District Council’s Changing Direction - The Way Forward for Southland’s Roads programme as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award. More >>

Hamilton central city safety plan wins excellence award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:55 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Hamilton City Council’s Central City Safety Plan as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for successful community engagement. More >>

Employment initiative wins excellence award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:54 am | Local Government NZ

Employment initiative wins local government economic development EXCELLENCE Award Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Matamata-Piako District Council and Kawerau District Council are the winners of a local government EXCELLENCE Award ... More >>

Auckland pest management project wins excellence award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:53 am | Local Government NZ

Auckland pest management project wins environment EXCELLENCE award Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Auckland Council’s Hunua Ranges Pest Management Programme as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for environmental ... More >>

Former Wellington mayor honoured for service

Monday, 25 July 2016, 5:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Former Wellington mayor honoured for service to local government Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Kerry Prendergast as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for her commitment to local government. Ms Prendergast was awarded ... More >>

Eight important issues debated at LGNZ AGM

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:49 am | Local Government NZ

Eight important issues debated at Local Government New Zealand AGM The local government sector voted on eight significant issues when it gathered for its annual AGM in Dunedin today. There was a strong focus on local democracy, community and health issues in ... More >>

Future focus to Local Government New Zealand conference

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 12:22 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand is poised for a period of enormous change in the coming 30 years and initiatives to tackle the major shifts will be launched at the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Conference this weekend. More >>

LGNZ welcomes new infrastructure fund

Monday, 4 July 2016, 3:18 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new $1 billion fund for housing infrastructure projects in high-growth cities. More >>

 

 

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