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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 >>

More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers. More >>

Climate change reports show need for joint leadership

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:16 am | Local Government NZ

The findings of the climate change adaptation report released today confirm Local Government New Zealand’s longstanding policy and advocacy position that there is an urgent need for strong joint action to minimise the risks to the natural and built ... More >>

Councils facing tourism pressure would welcome visitor levy

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:47 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this. More >>

Drinking water report lacks detail on costs to communities

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:00 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry is a helpful addition to the ongoing debate about the state of New Zealand’s water quality and water infrastructure. It makes many suggestions for ... More >>

Education & Primary Industries on Agenda at Mayoral Talks

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:23 am | Local Government NZ

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at ... More >>

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:35 am | Local Government NZ

23 November 2017 More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. ... More >>

Tourism a key focus at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

Tourism will feature as one of the key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at the second Forum, to be held in Wellington ... More >>

Councils highlight growth infrastructure as urgent issue

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says funding growth infrastructure is the highest priority for councils and welcomes the Government’s plans to review local government costs and revenue. At a meeting of Local Government New Zealand’s Metro Sector on Friday ... More >>

Chinese delegates to descend for mayoral talks

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 1:31 pm | Local Government NZ

Chinese Mayors representing around 80 million citizens will gather in Wellington on 3-4 December for talks with their Kiwi counterparts. More >>

Local Gov Water Declaration Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:25 am | Local Government NZ

A local government leaders’ water declaration has been launched to further reiterate the sector’s commitment to lifting water quality and call on the new Government for greater action. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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