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Local Voice Not Strong Enough In The Replacement For The RMA

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 12:15 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ is calling on the Government to bolster the provisions for communities to have a stronger voice in the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill if it wants to improve environmental outcomes and enable development within limits. ... More >>

Councils Scoop Awards For Outstanding Community Projects

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 5:31 am | LGNZ

Councils have always served their communities well, but this year’s crop of winners for the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards show just how transformative they can be. Hastings and Ōpōtiki district councils and Hamilton City Council scooped ... More >>

Palmerston North To Host Next Local Government New Zealand Conference

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:49 pm | LGNZ

The 2022 Local Government New Zealand Conference will be held in Palmerston North on 21-23 July next year. Local Government New Zealand President Stuart Crosby says the conference brings together about 600 leaders from across New Zealand. “The ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Massive Boost For Community Wellbeing As Part Of 3 Waters Deal

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:52 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a support package for councils as part of three waters reform, as well as the precedent the deal creates for an ongoing partnership with the sector. He says the $2.5 billion ... More >>

Mayors And Government Partner To Get More Young People Into Jobs

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:09 am | LGNZ

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and the Government have today signed a formal agreement to work in partnership together to get more young people into local jobs. Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Chair, Mayor Max Baxter of Ōtorohanga District Council said: ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Release Of Three Waters Dashboards

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:38 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Government’s latest Three Waters announcement as an important step in letting councils see how reform would affect their communities. “For over a year now, councils have been waiting patiently ... More >>

Community And Council Input Critical To Shaping New RM Laws

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 12:49 pm | LGNZ

Community voice is critical to getting the Resource Management (RM) Reform right, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). LGNZ President Stuart Crosby said councils will be looking carefully at the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment ... More >>

Strong Result For Unique, Small Council Shows Size Isn’t Everything

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 12:07 pm | LGNZ

A unique and relatively isolated community with the highest Māori population of any district in New Zealand has shown that improving outcomes for ratepayers under tough economic conditions is possible in their second CouncilMARK™ report. CouncilMARK™ ... More >>

LGNZ Supports Tough Tauranga City Council Decision

Friday, 4 December 2020, 2:13 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand’s National Council says it supports Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta’s decision to seek the appointment of a Commission at Tauranga City Council, saying it is a tough call that puts the interests of the community ... More >>

New Survey Shows Local Political Aspirants Increasingly Younger, Female And Māori

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 2:13 pm | LGNZ

A new survey by LGNZ has confirmed the observation made at last year’s local elections that the face of local government is changing, and shows a significant increase in elected members who are younger, female, more educated and Māori. LGNZ is the peak ... More >>

LGNZ Election Manifesto Calls On Public To Ask Hard Questions Of Central Government Hopefuls

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 6:01 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today released its 2020 General Election Manifesto, taking a different tack to the policy wish-list traditionally seen at this part of the election cycle. Instead, the local government peak body is reaching past the ... More >>

Implementation Key To Freshwater Improvement Says LGNZ Regional Sector

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:24 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector welcomes the introduction of new freshwater regulation, saying it’s time to look closely at the on-the-ground implementation measures that will be vital to achieve the freshwater improvements ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Detail On Long Needed Drinking-water Regulator

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 5:09 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ is today welcoming the introduction of the Water Services Bill, legislation that will detail the powers of the recently formed drinking water regulator Taumata Arowai. LGNZ has been calling for clear drinking-water standards, and strong enforcement ... More >>

Pilot Success Sees Mayors Taskforce For Jobs Programme Launch Nationwide

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:44 pm | LGNZ

The huge success of a pilot programme featuring rural mayors connecting youth in their regions with local small businesses has led to it being scaled up around the country, across 23 more councils. A collaboration between the Mayors Taskforce for ... More >>

New CouncilMARK™ Report Highlights Council’s Commitment To Transparency

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 2:07 pm | LGNZ

A new CouncilMARK™ report released today takes a deep dive into Whanganui District Council’s operations, finding an organisation with a clear strategy and sound service delivery, who are on a pathway to further improvement. CouncilMARK™ is an independent ... More >>

NCCRA a start but local focus needed

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:25 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is calling the release of the National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) framework a good first step in balancing New Zealand’s response to climate change. More >>

Stats show competitive local elections loom

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:08 pm | LGNZ

With just six weeks until the final day of voting, the 2019 New Zealand Local Elections are shaping up to be hugely competitive with more than two candidates standing for every city, district and regional council seat on offer across the country (2,076 ... More >>

Zero Carbon Bill welcomed by LGNZ

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:11 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill as a necessary step towards meeting our international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases in our economy. More >>

Councils, business partners in climate change adaptation

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:38 am | LGNZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull told delegates at the Climate Change and Business Conference this morning that while businesses have led the charge to quantify the financial impact of climate change on their balance sheets, they need to expand their risk ... More >>

Symposium explores challenges of climate change

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 12:22 pm | LGNZ

Attendees at LGNZ’s Climate Change Symposium in Wellington on Friday 7 September will discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change facing New Zealand communities now and in the future. Supported by Deep South National Science Challenge, ... More >>