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New Council Assessments Show Councils Performing Strongly

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:17 am | Local Government NZ

The second round of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released and include the programme’s first AA rating. More >>

LGNZ congratulates supermarkets on plastic bag action

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:08 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs for their decisive action on single use plastic bags. More >>

Climate change a top priority for a new government: LGNZ

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:52 am | Local Government NZ

Local government is calling for an incoming government to act quickly on climate change to ensure New Zealand communities are well prepared for rising sea levels and greater storm frequency. More >>

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:58 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission Local Government New Zealand agrees with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s statement today that climate change is the “ultimate intergenerational issue” and requires ... More >>

Local Govt NZ elects new President and votes on five remits

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 1:54 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government elects new President and votes on five remits at AGM Local government has today elected a new Local Government New Zealand President, Dave Cull, to replace Lawrence Yule who steps down after nine years in the role. Dave Cull is the Mayor ... More >>

“Brilliant” West Coast brand wins EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:14 am | Local Government NZ

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has now seen it win in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Napier City Council wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:12 am | Local Government NZ

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a winner in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, topping the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category. More >>

Palmerston North Green Corridors project wins LGNZ Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:00 am | Local Government NZ

The environmental gains that can be made over the long term and through the dedication of many have reaped rewards for Palmerston North City Council. More >>

Rotorua mountain biking strategy wins local government Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:57 am | Local Government NZ

Turning Rotorua into a globally recognised destination for mountain bikers has paid dividends for the city and surrounds in many ways. More >>

Transformation Taita project wins EXCELLENCE Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:42 am | Local Government NZ

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people, has won the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement. More >>

Outgoing LGNZ President honoured for contribution

Monday, 24 July 2017, 3:58 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to award Lawrence Yule the Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. More >>

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:23 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions for key issues Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election manifesto, ... More >>

Local government urges national action on climate change

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government urges national action on climate change Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and local government, ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:50 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles to assist with infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will move to introduce Special Purpose Vehicles to assist in funding housing infrastructure. ... More >>

Local government to debate remits and elect new President

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:53 am | Local Government NZ

The local government sector will voted on four issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 25 July. There is a focus on litter legislation, local government funding, cat management and health in this year’s remits. More >>

Assessment Board releases Porirua City Council’s report

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:30 pm | Local Government NZ

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the Porirua City Council assessment report. IAB Chair Toby Stevenson says the reports measure indicators across leadership, finance, ... More >>

LGNZ election manifesto calls for joint approach

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:16 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is urging an incoming government to commit to a collaborative approach and urgent action to manage the risks posed to New Zealand communities from extreme weather and seismic events. More >>

Huge support for levy on single use plastic bags

Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:18 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand has today sent a letter to Associate Minister for the Environment Hon Scott Simpson calling for the Government to introduce a levy on single use plastic bags. Signed by 65 mayors and chairs from around the country, the letter ... More >>

Local govt assessments to show and grow council value

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 2:12 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government assessments to show and grow council value released Local Government New Zealand congratulates the first councils to have been assessed through the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. Eighteen councils from around New ... More >>

Housing Infrastructure Fund a step forward for growth areas

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 2:49 pm | Local Government NZ

Housing Infrastructure Fund a step forward for growth areas, LGNZ says Local Government New Zealand says the announcement of the projects to be funded through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund signals an important step in helping councils manage ... More >>

 

 

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