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More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers. More >>

Climate change reports show need for joint leadership

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:16 am | Local Government NZ

The findings of the climate change adaptation report released today confirm Local Government New Zealand’s longstanding policy and advocacy position that there is an urgent need for strong joint action to minimise the risks to the natural and built ... More >>

Councils facing tourism pressure would welcome visitor levy

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:47 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this. More >>

Drinking water report lacks detail on costs to communities

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:00 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry is a helpful addition to the ongoing debate about the state of New Zealand’s water quality and water infrastructure. It makes many suggestions for ... More >>

Education & Primary Industries on Agenda at Mayoral Talks

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:23 am | Local Government NZ

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at ... More >>

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:35 am | Local Government NZ

23 November 2017 More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. ... More >>

Tourism a key focus at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

Tourism will feature as one of the key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at the second Forum, to be held in Wellington ... More >>

Councils highlight growth infrastructure as urgent issue

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says funding growth infrastructure is the highest priority for councils and welcomes the Government’s plans to review local government costs and revenue. At a meeting of Local Government New Zealand’s Metro Sector on Friday ... More >>

Chinese delegates to descend for mayoral talks

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 1:31 pm | Local Government NZ

Chinese Mayors representing around 80 million citizens will gather in Wellington on 3-4 December for talks with their Kiwi counterparts. More >>

Local Gov Water Declaration Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:25 am | Local Government NZ

A local government leaders’ water declaration has been launched to further reiterate the sector’s commitment to lifting water quality and call on the new Government for greater action. More >>

New Council Assessments Show Councils Performing Strongly

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:17 am | Local Government NZ

The second round of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released and include the programme’s first AA rating. More >>

LGNZ congratulates supermarkets on plastic bag action

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:08 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs for their decisive action on single use plastic bags. More >>

Climate change a top priority for a new government: LGNZ

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:52 am | Local Government NZ

Local government is calling for an incoming government to act quickly on climate change to ensure New Zealand communities are well prepared for rising sea levels and greater storm frequency. More >>

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:58 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission Local Government New Zealand agrees with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s statement today that climate change is the “ultimate intergenerational issue” and requires ... More >>

Local Govt NZ elects new President and votes on five remits

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 1:54 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government elects new President and votes on five remits at AGM Local government has today elected a new Local Government New Zealand President, Dave Cull, to replace Lawrence Yule who steps down after nine years in the role. Dave Cull is the Mayor ... More >>

“Brilliant” West Coast brand wins EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:14 am | Local Government NZ

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has now seen it win in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Napier City Council wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:12 am | Local Government NZ

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a winner in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, topping the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category. More >>

Palmerston North Green Corridors project wins LGNZ Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:00 am | Local Government NZ

The environmental gains that can be made over the long term and through the dedication of many have reaped rewards for Palmerston North City Council. More >>

Rotorua mountain biking strategy wins local government Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:57 am | Local Government NZ

Turning Rotorua into a globally recognised destination for mountain bikers has paid dividends for the city and surrounds in many ways. More >>

Transformation Taita project wins EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:42 am | Local Government NZ

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people, has won the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement. More >>

 

 

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