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Broad range in 17 finalists for local govt EXCELLENCE awards

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:31 pm | Local Government NZ

Broad range in 17 finalists for local government EXCELLENCE Awards From a weed blitz to mountain biking and innovative economic strategy, finalists in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards span a broad range of outstanding ... More >>

LGNZ policy priorities to inform election manifesto

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s infrastructure, community resilience and how we respond to increasing impacts on our environment will be key areas of focus for local government in the coming three years. More >>

Freshwater Symposium shows commitment to water improvement

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

A Freshwater Symposium hosted by Local Government New Zealand last week showed there is a strong platform for improving freshwater quality in New Zealand. More >>

Report back on fluoridation Bill highlights funding issue

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Health Committee’s report on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill and looks forward to its progress through Parliament. The Bill will bring consistency to the issue of fluoridation ... More >>

LGNZ Freshwater Symposium to tackle major issue

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:37 pm | Local Government NZ

The two day symposium will look at the strategic issues for freshwater management in New Zealand with a particular focus on water quality, quantity and funding and how we get the right outcomes for communities. More >>

Tourism infrastructure funding a step in the right direction

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the Tourism Infrastructure Fund of $102m over four years announced today is a welcome contribution towards meeting the country’s tourism infrastructure needs. More >>

Report’s call for a wider funding toolbox welcomed

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:29 am | Local Government NZ

The Productivity Commission’s new report into New Zealand’s urban planning system which highlights the need for councils in high growth areas to have access to more tools to fund infrastructure is spot on, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

Second NZ China Mayoral Forum to strengthen relationship

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:40 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to be hosting the second New Zealand China Mayoral Forum in Wellington this year, following the successful inaugural event of 2015. More >>

Depth of tourism infrastructure needs revealed

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 11:28 am | Local Government NZ

The full extent of the infrastructure investment needed so communities can keep up with unprecedented tourism growth has been highlighted through a recent survey of local government. More >>

LGNZ launches Water 2050 to develop cohesive water policy

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 11:26 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has launched a new piece of work to create a comprehensive framework that brings freshwater issues and water infrastructure into a coherent policy. More >>

New group to work on big issues in local government

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 11:26 am | Local Government NZ

A new policy group to advise local government on the big issues facing communities nationwide will bring together a diverse and capable team. More >>

More cops a much needed step

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:50 pm | Local Government NZ

A commitment from the Government for more police for rural and provincial New Zealand will help alleviate pressures small communities have been facing from a shortage of police staff. More >>

Call for greater tourism funding for communities welcomed

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:54 pm | Local Government NZ

Federated Farmers adding its voice to the call for more central government funding for tourism infrastructure is welcomed by Local Government New Zealand. Tourism is booming in New Zealand bringing with it a range of growth issues, most notably from ... More >>

New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:14 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment. More >>

New National Council for Local Government NZ confirmed

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:51 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has announced the formation of its new National Council who met for the first time this week to discuss priorities for the coming triennium. More >>

LGNZ backs call for more responsibility for local government

Monday, 21 November 2016, 1:12 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is welcoming a new report calling for greater clarity in the roles and responsibilities of local and central government in New Zealand. More >>

Questions remain over resource management Bill

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 4:13 pm | Local Government NZ

The Government has announced this afternoon several policy directions that have been agreed with the Maōri Party on changes to the Resource Management Act. More >>

New board members bring top skills

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:44 pm | Local Government NZ

20 October 2016 New board members bring top skills to Local Government Excellence Programme Local Government New Zealand is pleased to confirm the addition of two further high calibre members to the board overseeing its new programme designed to ... More >>

Lift in voter turnout bodes well for future

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 9:33 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says a rise in voters in cities has compensated for a drop in rural and provincial areas in this year’s local elections to bring turnout slightly above 2013 levels. More >>

Time running out to have your say: Vote now!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Voting is underway for the 2016 local elections and Local Government New Zealand is encouraging voters to have their say while there is still time. More >>

 

 

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