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Strengthening transport links across New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:22 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement a $13.9 billion investment partnership in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years. More >>

Local communities benefit from Urban Cycleways Programme

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 5:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to confirm that 17 regions around New Zealand will benefit from Urban Cycleways Programme developments over the next three years. More >>

Report highlights the need to change incentives for housing

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 2:32 pm | Local Government NZ

Report highlights the need to change incentives for housing growth Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the focus the Productivity Commission has brought to issues around housing affordability in its draft report “Using land for housing.” ... More >>

Communities shine in Local Government EXCELLENCE Awards

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:45 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s councils have again demonstrated the high levels of service they provide to communities, as finalists are announced for the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. The awards, now in their second year, recognise and celebrate ... More >>

LGNZ supports a more targeted approach

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 11:49 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ supports a more targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings policy Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement Minister for Building and Housing, the Hon Dr Nick Smith made today towards a more targeted approach for earthquake-prone ... More >>

Schedule of public hearings – Wellington 20 April

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:34 pm | Local Government NZ

Media are advised that the Local Government Commission will be holding public hearings in Wellington and Wairarapa on its draft proposal for reorganisation of councils in the Wellington region. More >>

LGNZ leading discussions about local government funding

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10:36 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is leading discussions about options for addressing current and likely future funding shortfalls in local government. This week LGNZ is hosting two events where panels of experts will discuss issues and options that ... More >>

Local government welcomes new broadband and mobile funding

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:43 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government welcomes new broadband and mobile infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Government’s decision to expand its broadband and mobile investment programmes, and the opportunities for communities to be involved ... More >>

Regular flight services for regional communities

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:55 am | Local Government NZ

Councils secure regular flight services for regional communities Councils have worked with air transport providers to secure regular flights for their communities, after Air New Zealand cut services to some airports. The airline announced in November ... More >>

Council finances in sound health

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 11:37 am | Local Government NZ

Following the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) funding review discussion paper released last week, the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA) has now completed its analysis of the most recent council financial reports. More >>

LGNZ review launches discussions on new funding model

Monday, 2 February 2015, 2:51 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) Funding Review discussion paper outlines options for addressing current and likely future funding shortfalls in local government. The report, the first in a two-stage review, will be launched today. More >>

Local government supports sensible change to the RMA

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:14 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed change to the RMA signalled by Hon Dr Nick Smith in his annual speech to Nelson Rotary yesterday and looks forward to working with the Government to implement these changes. More >>

LGNZ welcomes increased local roads funding

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:33 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2015) released today, providing $38.7 billion in funding for local roads. More >>

New report gets NZ closer to cycle friendly communities

Monday, 15 December 2014, 5:33 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the final report and recommendations of the Cycling Safety Panel. The Panel has been tasked with developing innovative, comprehensive and practical recommendations for how central and local government ... More >>

Community volunteering at risk under Health and Safety Bill

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Community volunteering at risk under Health and Safety Reform Bill Local government is seeking changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 for the benefit of communities, to allow councils to continue working with local residents on voluntary environmental, ... More >>

How minerals can aid the economies of rural New Zealand

Monday, 1 December 2014, 10:57 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes a report released today by the New Zealand Initiative stating why the resource rich parts of rural New Zealand need to tap into the wealth beneath their feet. More >>

Significant issues for NZ in sea level rise report

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:19 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has recognised findings of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s report released today on the impact of rising seas as significant for coastal areas of New Zealand, aligning well with work the ... More >>

Gigatown win set to strengthen Dunedin's economy

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:07 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today congratulated Dunedin for winning the year long Gigatown competition and sees this as a significant boost for the region. More >>

NZ China Mayoral Forum opens doors for economic benefits

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:16 pm | Local Government NZ

The inaugural New Zealand China Mayoral Forum will be held today in Auckland, the first of a regular exchange between mayors and governors from the two countries, expected to increase engagement and create significant economic benefits throughout ... More >>

Councils help communities have safe, happy summers

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 9:38 am | Local Government NZ

Councils around the country hold public events, festivals, parades and other celebratory events during the Christmas season. Some decorate town centres while others help to put on food and wine festivals, throw a Santa parade or support sporting events ... More >>

 

 

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