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Local government in strong financial position

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 1:48 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government in strong financial position Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) advised at its April Quarterly Media Briefing today that the local government sector has the strongest balance sheet in New Zealand, outperforming central government ... More >>

LGNZ calls for changes in road funding

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 1:47 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ calls for changes in road funding to meet the needs of all New Zealand More >>

LGNZ reviewing local government funding

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 1:45 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is launching a review of local government funding, to find a sustainable model for the future as demographic and economic factors continue to change rapidly. New Zealand councils have a high reliance on property taxes, which ... More >>

LGNZ taking a lead on natural hazards

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:27 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the United Nations’ new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that details the likely impacts of environmental changes on people’s vulnerability to natural hazards. More >>

Sharing mining royalties positive for councils, communities

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:46 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) supports New Zealand First’s policy to share mineral mining royalties with local authorities, which is in line with LGNZ’s policy for royalties from all mining, oil and gas extraction to be shared for the benefit ... More >>

LGNZ supports strengthening financial performance

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:07 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes new financial prudence regulations the Government is introducing for councils, which support LGNZ’s work lifting governance and performance across the sector. More >>

Local Government-Backed Website for Water Quality

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 10:00 am | Local Government NZ

The local government sector is leading the way to provide New Zealanders with up to date information about fresh water, with the launch of a new website that makes water quality data public. More >>

New LGNZ services to lift council governance and performance

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:04 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to launch EquiP, its Centre of Excellence delivering tailored services, best practice guidance, business solutions, governance and management support to strengthen the local government sector. More >>

Transport Summit addresses road funding issues

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 9:41 am | Local Government NZ

Today in Wellington, more than 160 local government leaders are meeting to discuss and debate key issues about road funding at Local Government New Zealand’s Transport Summit. Roading is of strategic importance to New Zealand’s economy because our ... More >>

LGNZ launches Business Friendly Councils guidelines

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 3:10 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is today launching Business Friendly Councils guidelines to encourage economic development across the country by identifying the different ways councils can support local businesses. More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Proposed Freshwater Amendments

Friday, 21 February 2014, 9:43 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to see the Government’s proposals targeted at lifting water quality with proposed amendments to The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM). Submissions have closed on the amendments ... More >>

Earthquake-prone Buildings Amendment needs more flexibility

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 11:31 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) says the Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill 2013 given its first reading in Parliament yesterday needs more flexibility. More >>

LGNZ welcomes new Minister of Local Government

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 6:06 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Hon Paula Bennett as the new Minister of Local Government. More >>

Alcohol law changes will give communities more say

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 12:40 pm | Local Government NZ

Changes to the alcohol laws, will allow communities to have more of a say over licensing matters, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President, Lawrence Yule. More >>

Kaipara review shows a need to lift governance performance

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 2:33 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand President, Lawrence Yule, has come out strongly with a call to improve local governance, following the Office of the Auditor-General’s report released today on the governance and management failures relating to the development ... More >>

LGNZ One Year Out – the case for balanced growth across NZ

Friday, 29 November 2013, 9:39 am | Local Government NZ

Thank you all for joining us here today, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to outline, to so many key influencers, Local Government New Zealand’s vision and challenge to central government to work with us and industry to deliver balanced ... More >>

New alcohol laws aiming for a trouble free summer

Friday, 22 November 2013, 10:48 am | Local Government NZ

Changes to alcohol laws next month will act as a good balance – ensuring people enjoy their summer festivities while reducing the harm caused by excessive drinking, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President, Lawrence Yule. More >>

Event organisers must plan ahead to meet new drinking rules

Friday, 15 November 2013, 11:51 am | Local Government NZ

Summer event organisers must plan ahead to meet new drinking rules Summer event organisers should plan ahead so they don’t get caught out by changes to alcohol legislation that come into effect next month, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) President, ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes national standards for freshwater management

Friday, 8 November 2013, 10:09 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s National Objectives Framework for freshwater management released yesterday. More >>

LGNZ to step up action to lift decline in voting numbers

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 10:08 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Local Government that a working party will explore the viability of on-line voting for the 2016 local authority elections. More >>

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