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CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 7:28 pm | Local Government NZ

New CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council performance Dunedin City Council is the latest local authority to receive a CouncilMARK™ report from the programme’s Independent Assessment Board (IAB), which has identified an organisation ... More >>

New infrastructure body welcomed by local government

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:43 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes plans to form The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, and supports its aim to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. More >>

Mayors praise heritage building lifeline

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 3:32 pm | Local Government NZ

A number of iconic heritage buildings will benefit from the Government’s announcement of a revamped Heritage EQUIP programme, helping to breathe life into regional town centres across New Zealand, says LGNZ President Dave Cull. More >>

$14 billion of infrastructure at risk from sea level rise

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:23 am | Local Government NZ

As much as $14 billion of local government infrastructure is at risk from sea level rise, according a new LGNZ report, which calls on central government to urgently develop policies to help minimise the impact of climate change on New Zealand’s ... More >>

Funding to target local road blackspots welcomed by councils

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:15 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement of the Safe Network Programme, which intends to invest $700 to $800 million in local road safety improvements over the next three years. The move comes after concerted work between LGNZ and NZTA to focus ... More >>

Potential for Overseer to improve water quality

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:42 pm | Local Government NZ

A report on whether a farm management tool used to calculate nutrient runoff could be used more widely to better inform water regulation is welcomed by LGNZ, who say that with the right investment it could be used to promote better water quality across ... More >>

Councils halt online voting trial for local body elections

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:21 pm | Local Government NZ

The proposed trial of online voting in next year’s local body elections will not proceed after the working party comprised of nine councils made the reluctant decision to halt the trial. Although the working party had recently selected a provider that ... More >>

The vulnerable shouldn’t shoulder sea-level rise burden

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 11:02 am | Local Government NZ

A report released this morning by the Deep South National Science Challenge supports LGNZ’s call for a national framework to deal with sea-level rise, saying that New Zealand’s youngest and most vulnerable are at risk of shouldering the burden if ... More >>

Central & local govt partnership provides boost for tourism

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:55 am | Local Government NZ

A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced, will assist small communities struggling with the volume of tourists and lead to better experiences for travellers, says LGNZ President ... More >>

Plastic bag phase-out will help waste minimisation habits

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:39 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is delighted by the Associate Minister for the Environment’s announcement today of a six month phase-out period for single-use plastic bags. More >>

LGNZ welcomes drinking water reform

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:04 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s focus on drinking water reforms, but is urging officials not to shut the door on innovation by pursuing a policy of mandatory aggregation as a silver bullet fix to challenges in the three ... More >>

Govt must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 7:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Government must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing Local Government New Zealand is pleased the Government is starting a discussion to reinvigorate local decision making, but says a bold localist approach is needed to drive meaningful ... More >>

Local government releases position statement on three waters

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:30 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has released its position statement on three waters at its Quarterly Media Briefing today, calling on the Government to adopt four good public policy principles ahead of any reforms to the three waters sector. (The briefing is open to media and will ... More >>

Local govt praises landowners committed to biodiversity

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:35 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity The recently released Report of the Biodiversity Collaborative Group , which includes a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity, represents a useful addition to the ... More >>

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:58 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017. More >>

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:56 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation between all stakeholders. More >>

Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of NZ

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 3:37 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is one of seven key New Zealand organisations that have joined forces today to launch the Tiaki Promise, an initiative to encourage travellers, both domestic and international, to respect New Zealand’s environment and travel ... More >>

Tararua District Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:27 am | Local Government NZ

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Tararua District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here. More >>

New CouncilMARK™ report shows council on track

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 12:35 pm | Local Government NZ

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here . More >>

3D mapping to enable better regional planning

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable extensive 3D elevation mapping of New Zealand’s regions. More >>

   

 

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