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Government urged to keep an open mind on water

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:23 pm | Local Government NZ

Government urged to keep an open mind on water Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging central government to keep its policy options open, and work collaboratively with local government to find the best solution so that New Zealanders continue to ... More >>

LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:26 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s local government sector stands on the front line in the fight against climate change, according to the initial findings of a new report, which shows that billions of dollars of roading, water, and public transport infrastructure are at ... More >>

Steps to improve nationwide emergency management capability

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s response today on delivering better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies, having taken the Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) recommendations to put safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart ... More >>

CouncilMARK™ Assessment Board releases latest reports

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:39 am | Local Government NZ

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has released today the reports of council assessments and ratings for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council. IAB Chair Toby Stevenson ... More >>

New council assessments show sound council performance

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:37 am | Local Government NZ

The latest reports of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have released today for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council. All reports and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found ... More >>

Councils back the Government’s waste work programme

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 1:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand are pleased to see a waste work programme announced today by the Associate Minister for the Environment will aim to address waste issues that councils have been calling for support on. More >>

Compliance approaches to dairying

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:58 am | Local Government NZ

A Forest and Bird report released this week regarding Regional Council compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) of the dairy sector in 2016/17 shows the potential benefits of a national methodology for reporting in order to better understand CME ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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