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LGNZ backs call for better environmental reporting

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:49 pm | Local Government NZ

A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is being backed by LGNZ, who agree that more resources and a clear national purpose for environmental reporting is needed. More >>

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 7:54 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater LGNZ today submitted its package of recommendations to central government on how to shape up the Essential Freshwater Package into a fit for purpose regulatory package that will deliver the public’s expectations ... More >>

Provincial council tackling national challenges

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:31 am | Local Government NZ

Manawatū District Council has today received their first CouncilMARK™ report , which shows a rural council tackling the challenges of a growing population and changing environmental and regulatory landscapes. More >>

Learn and earn graduates to be celebrated nationwide

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:42 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is congratulating the best and brightest vocational students who are graduating over the next two months as part of a jointly run programme between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Industry Training ... More >>

Women candidates win over voters in local elections

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand today confirmed what many local election commentators have observed; that more of the voting public cast their ballots in favour of women candidates than ever before. More >>

Record number of new mayors and young members revealed

Monday, 14 October 2019, 4:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month. More >>

Youth, women show strong run in mayoral stats

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 6:12 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s mayoral ranks received a boost from women and candidates under 40 years of age in the 2019 local body elections, according to Local Government New Zealand’s analysis of the preliminary results. More >>

There’s still time to make a special vote

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is urging anyone who hasn’t received voting papers in the mail to pop into their local council office or contact their local electoral officer to make a special vote in their local elections. More >>

Don’t run out of time, vote early on ‘Vote Day’

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 2:51 pm | Local Government NZ

Local election voting packs are arriving with enrolled voters, and to make sure you have your say, Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019. More >>

Voting opens for 2019 local elections

Friday, 20 September 2019, 10:57 am | Local Government NZ

Voting in the 2019 local government elections is an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand and people can expect to receive their voting papers from today says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander. “There’s been a lot of robust public ... More >>

LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 7:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector Water Subgroup is proactively releasing a report assessing some of the potential impacts from the reforms proposed under the Essential Freshwater Package, noting ... More >>

Govt must take communities with them on freshwater

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 2:37 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the launch of the Essential Freshwater package as an important step to cleaning up the country’s waterways, but says more work is needed to ensure that the Government right-sizes the package to take communities ... More >>

Mayors team up with national groups to drive licence change

Monday, 2 September 2019, 1:32 pm | Local Government NZ

A hui being held tomorrow will see the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), local and central government, iwi, business, community and philanthropy groups explore how more people can gain the benefits of a driver licence. More >>

LGNZ bring more tools to climate emergency fight

Friday, 30 August 2019, 3:33 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is equipping councils with another key policy tool to help them gear their communities up for the impact of climate change with the release of the Exposed: Climate change and infrastructure guidance document. Designed to provide councils ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:14 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ will carefully consider the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) to assess if it meets the Government’s aim of enabling urban development or simply adds more red tape to the planning process. More >>

‘Living after midnight’ report highlights local policy

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcome The New Zealand’s Initiative’s ‘ Living after midnight ’ report as an important step to advance the debate around how councils protect their communities, but also allow the night-time economy to thrive. More >>

LGNZ cautious as government pits potatoes against houses

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ will be cautiously assessing the wider implications of the newly proposed National Position Statement on Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL), noting that that it traverses a number of highly complex policy areas including housing affordability and property ... More >>

Move to put pressure on waste producers welcomed by LGNZ

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:55 pm | Local Government NZ

The launch of a public consultation by the Ministry for the Environment to identify products that should be included in product stewardship schemes is being welcomed by LGNZ, who say that it’s time for a mandatory scheme to incentivise waste minimisation ... More >>

Govt opts for harshest polytech medicine – LGNZ

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:26 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is disappointed central government has opted for the harshest medicine to help a minority of ailing polytechs by creating an untested and uncosted mega-institute to run all vocational training in New Zealand. More >>

LGNZ welcomes new regulator, but affordability a concern

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:20 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of a drinking water regulator, a move councils have long been calling for, and commends central government for strengthening its long-neglected stewardship role in the provision of safe drinking water. “The Havelock North water ... More >>

 

 

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