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Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:14 pm | Local Government NZ

The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealand’s environment is being welcomed by LGNZ’s Regional Sector as a way for councils to focus their efforts where it can make the biggest difference. More >>

Government’s climate change inaction hurting ratepayers

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 9:26 am | Local Government NZ

Ratepayers may face hefty legal bills due to a lack of government action on adaptation policy, according to a leading legal opinion by Jack Hodder QC. LGNZ, the peak body representing all territorial and regional councils in New Zealand, commissioned the ... More >>

LGNZ extends condolences to those in Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:35 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull has expressed his condolences to those affected by the terrible acts in Christchurch. More >>

LGNZ: NZTA needs to address the country’s investment needs

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:10 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is calling on the government to ensure that the internal issues at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are fixed soon. The current state of affairs is stalling housing developments and regional economies through the Agency’s ... More >>

Scrapping SHAs hamstrings housing

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1:35 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is disappointed by the Government’s blanket decision to not renew the Special Housing Area (SHA) legislation, saying the policy needed refinement not a red line through it. More >>

CouncilMARK delivers A to small council doing big thiings

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:44 am | Local Government NZ

CouncilMARK™ report delivers ‘A’ grade to small council doing big things More >>

Visitor levy referendum opens door to bold regional policy

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:06 pm | Local Government NZ

The announcement of a referendum to gauge public support for a Queenstown visitor levy is welcomed by LGNZ, who noted the town’s exceptional challenges, where a population of 28,000 people provide infrastructure for over three million visitors ... More >>

OECD report highlights NZ’s lack of sea rise framework

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:24 am | Local Government NZ

A report released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides strong support for the recommendations given by LGNZ’s recent report Vulnerable , which identified as much as $14 billion of local government infrastructure ... More >>

New campaign to increase voter turnout at local elections

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2:17 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ’s new #Vote2019NZ campaign encourages more New Zealanders to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October. More >>

CouncilMARK™ report: New Plymouth facing unique challenges

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 10:13 am | Local Government NZ

A CouncilMARK™ report issued for New Plymouth District Council says that while the region has experienced relative prosperity and growth, changes to the economy of New Zealand’s ‘energy capital’ may present challenges. More >>

Symposium: NZ’s political system broken

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 4:16 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ’s Localism Symposium heard today how New Zealand’s highly centralised political system is failing New Zealand and we need to devolve decision making and power to improve community wellbeing. The NZ Initiative launched their #localismNZ: bringing ... More >>

CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 7:28 pm | Local Government NZ

New CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council performance Dunedin City Council is the latest local authority to receive a CouncilMARK™ report from the programme’s Independent Assessment Board (IAB), which has identified an organisation ... More >>

New infrastructure body welcomed by local government

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:43 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes plans to form The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, and supports its aim to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. More >>

Mayors praise heritage building lifeline

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 3:32 pm | Local Government NZ

A number of iconic heritage buildings will benefit from the Government’s announcement of a revamped Heritage EQUIP programme, helping to breathe life into regional town centres across New Zealand, says LGNZ President Dave Cull. More >>

$14 billion of infrastructure at risk from sea level rise

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:23 am | Local Government NZ

As much as $14 billion of local government infrastructure is at risk from sea level rise, according a new LGNZ report, which calls on central government to urgently develop policies to help minimise the impact of climate change on New Zealand’s ... More >>

Funding to target local road blackspots welcomed by councils

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:15 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement of the Safe Network Programme, which intends to invest $700 to $800 million in local road safety improvements over the next three years. The move comes after concerted work between LGNZ and NZTA to focus ... More >>

Potential for Overseer to improve water quality

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:42 pm | Local Government NZ

A report on whether a farm management tool used to calculate nutrient runoff could be used more widely to better inform water regulation is welcomed by LGNZ, who say that with the right investment it could be used to promote better water quality across ... More >>

Councils halt online voting trial for local body elections

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:21 pm | Local Government NZ

The proposed trial of online voting in next year’s local body elections will not proceed after the working party comprised of nine councils made the reluctant decision to halt the trial. Although the working party had recently selected a provider that ... More >>

The vulnerable shouldn’t shoulder sea-level rise burden

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 11:02 am | Local Government NZ

A report released this morning by the Deep South National Science Challenge supports LGNZ’s call for a national framework to deal with sea-level rise, saying that New Zealand’s youngest and most vulnerable are at risk of shouldering the burden if ... More >>

Central & local govt partnership provides boost for tourism

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:55 am | Local Government NZ

A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced, will assist small communities struggling with the volume of tourists and lead to better experiences for travellers, says LGNZ President ... More >>

 

 

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