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Revitalising democracy: LGNZ President Dave Cull

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 6:23 pm | Local Government NZ

Ministers Hon Grant Robertson, Hon Dr Megan Woods, Hon Eugenie Sage, members of parliament Hon Jacqui Dean and Lawrence Yule, former LGNZ President, delegates, central government officials, LGNZ partners and particularly our members, New Zealand’s 78 local governments. More >>

LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start ‘Project Localism’

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 6:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Bringing government back to the people: LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start ‘Project Localism’ Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities it is time to empower councils and communities themselves ... More >>

Substantial review of local government funding welcome

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 5:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Substantial review of local government funding welcome and needed Local Government New Zealand is pleased with the terms of reference for the Productivity Commissions’ forthcoming inquiry into local government funding and finance which were launched ... More >>

Local government debates key issues at annual conference

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:59 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government debates key issues at annual conference LGNZ’s annual conference kicked off today with the Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting where thirteen policy remits were voted on. This year remits focused on infrastructure ... More >>

Local government meets to debate key issues at annual confer

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:28 am | Local Government NZ

This weekend close to 600 local and central government members will meet for the annual LGNZ Conference in Christchurch. More >>

National approach to high risk catchments makes sense

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 6:13 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has today supported the Government’s response to the Land and Water Forum’s recommendations on its national approach to identifying high risk catchments. More >>

Innovative projects feature in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:38 pm | Local Government NZ

From a world-leading programme to locate library services in a DHB health hub, to innovative economic, environmental and arts strategies, finalists in the 2018 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards showcase a wide range of outstanding ... More >>

Mackenzie District Council receives B CouncilMARK™ rating

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:58 am | Local Government NZ

Communities are being served well by the Mackenzie District Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows. Mackenzie District Council received a B rating in its first CouncilMARK™ report released today which ... More >>

Budget’s support for communities welcomed by LGNZ

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the increased support that the Government’s Budget 2018 will provide for communities through housing, regional development and environmental preservation. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Productivity Commission review

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:21 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull welcomes Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s announcement today that there will be a Productivity Commission inquiry into local government funding. More >>

Tourism boom could push infrastructure to breaking point

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 6:22 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that a new forecast predicting an international visitor increase of 37% to 5.1 million annually by 2024 will be a great boost to regional economies across New Zealand, however infrastructure is already under pressure and ... More >>

Four well-beings restored to local communities

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:55 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which restores the four aspects of community well-being along with the introduction of legislation which supports trials of online ... More >>

Regional councils set draft freshwater regional targets

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:25 am | Local Government NZ

Regional councils set draft regional targets for swimmable lakes and rivers Regional councils are this month announcing draft targets that are a step towards the goal of 90 per cent of rivers and lakes being swimmable by 2040. The draft regional targets ... More >>

Freedom camping: Community input and funding options needed

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:15 am | Local Government NZ

Community input and funding options needed to address freedom camping issues A working party led by local and central government on freedom camping is a positive step towards finding solutions for a complex problem, Local Government New Zealand. A working ... More >>

Regional Council receives AA CouncilMARK™ rating

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:48 am | Local Government NZ

Wellingtonians are being well served by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows. More >>

Zero Carbon Act needs to consider adaptation

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 1:38 pm | Local Government NZ

Zero Carbon Act needs to consider adaptation alongside mitigation The report from new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton calling for a structured and long-term approach to climate change includes a number of important recommendations, ... More >>

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:04 pm | Local Government NZ

The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government today will give New Zealand’s regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

Seventeenth CouncilMARK™ assessment report released

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:25 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates Taupō District Council on its completion of the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. More >>

Freedom camping discussions important step to action

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5:22 pm | Local Government NZ

The growth in freedom camping this summer has brought its negative impacts to a head and Local Government New Zealand welcomes Tourism Minister Hon Kelvin Davis’ invitation to mayors to discuss the issue. More >>

Civil defence review offers useful recommendations

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:40 pm | Local Government NZ

A new report recommending changes to how emergencies are managed in New Zealand lays a solid foundation for work to improve civil defence systems, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

 

 

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