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Local council candidates urged to come forward early

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:34 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is encouraging passionate leaders to get ahead of the game and start thinking about running for their upcoming local council elections now. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Minister of Finance clarity on Housing Policy

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 4:13 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, has today welcomed the Minister of Finance’s clarity on the Government’s position on housing affordability. More >>

Local government Vote2016 campaign gains major partners

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:48 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has signed up a number of major partners in the Vote2016 campaign to lift nationwide voter participation in the October local council elections to more than 50 per cent. More >>

Local government supports fire services reform

Friday, 29 April 2016, 2:47 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) supports the reform announced today by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne which will merge and modernise New Zealand’s fire services. More >>

Online voting trial decision – a lost opportunity

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 5:07 pm | Local Government NZ

Further to the Government’s announcement, LGNZ has expressed disappointment that the online voting trial will not proceed in 2016 but remains committed to build on the momentum already created by trial councils for online voting to be an option ... More >>

2050 work programme addresses the enduring challenges

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 11:29 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ’s new 2050 work programme addresses the enduring challenges facing New Zealand’s communities More >>

Vote2016 highlights the issues that matter to NZers

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 11:29 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has started a conversation with New Zealand residents about the key issues affecting communities on social media through its Vote2016 campaign launched late last month. More >>

Local government strengthens climate change policy response

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 11:27 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) announced at its quarterly media briefing today it will be developing a new climate change position statement focusing on important mitigation and adaptation strategies. More >>

Local government welcomes Government’s decision

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 2:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government’s decision to transfer decision-making about the fluoridation of drinking water supplies to District Health Boards (DHBs). More >>

Local government supports concerted effort

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:47 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has lent its support to a national strategy to address the rapidly escalating threat of wilding conifers to both the environment and economy. The organisation is standing behind the concerted national approach ... More >>

Campaign to increase turnout at 2016 Local Elections

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 12:37 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) new #Vote16NZ campaign encourages more Kiwis to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October. More >>

Summer swim monitoring back in the spotlight

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Summer swim monitoring back in the spotlight Regional council scientists are back splashing around in the surf this month as weekly beach monitoring has resumed around the country. Results of the testing is now available on the environmental monitoring ... More >>

LGNZ launches resource management thinkpiece

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:11 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released its initial discussion document in its ‘blue skies’ review of the resource management system. More >>

Report finds councils’ finances in good shape

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 11:42 am | Local Government NZ

A high level financial analysis, commissioned by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has found that local councils across New Zealand are managing ratepayers’ money prudently. A snapshot of local government’s financial health: a sector in good ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes call for more innovative funding options

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:58 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes The New Zealand Initiative’s latest report The Local Formula: Myths, Facts and Challenges released today which encourages councils to actively consider innovative approaches to service delivery, funding ... More >>

Local government leaders join global community

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:04 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand official envoy Sir Bob Harvey will travel to Paris to attend the United Nation’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change deliberations starting this week, where New Zealand’s central and local government ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes contribution to water policy

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:30 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the release of the report and recommendations of the Land and Water Forum. Stephen Woodhead, Chair of LGNZ’s Regional Sector Group, a participant in the Forum, says the Forum continues to contribute to the ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 1:58 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options for councils and communities Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government’s announcement of amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA) and related statutes. LGNZ Vice President Brendan ... More >>

Productivity Commission report timely call to action

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:28 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into the availability of land for new housing, with President Lawrence Yule describing aspects of it as “challenging central and local government’s current ... More >>

Local govt leaders unite for more urgent climate action

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 1:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government leaders from across New Zealand have united to push for urgent and more ambitious Government action to address the effects of climate change. More >>

 

 

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