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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 >>

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 >>



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