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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 >>

A long-term approach recognised for low-emissions economy

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 3:59 pm | LGNZ

The Productivity Commission's final report reflects Local Government New Zealand's submission that good quality compact urban form, combined with good public transport, can contribute to the reduction of emissions. More >>

Boost for tourism infrastructure in hotspot regions

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:49 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes this morning’s announcement from the Government that $8.5 million in responsible camping infrastructure and initiatives will be implemented ahead of the 2018/19 peak season, as recommended by the Responsible Camping Working ... More >>

Local government welcome Government action on plastic bags

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:27 am | LGNZ

LGNZ welcome this morning’s announcement by the Government on action towards phasing out the use of single-use plastic bags. More >>

Package of options needed for local tourism infrastructure

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:38 am | LGNZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull has at this morning’s Quarterly Media Briefing congratulated the government on recognising that tourists should contribute to the costs of the infrastructure they use, however LGNZ says the proposed border levy is only part ... More >>

Innovative projects recognised in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:15 am | LGNZ

Palmerston North City Council and Rotorua Lakes Council have led the way at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Councillor honoured for contribution to local government

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:51 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand has honoured Rotorua leader Cr Trevor Maxwell MZNM with the Minister of Local Government EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. More >>

Walking the same path on climate change adaptation strategy

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:31 pm | LGNZ

Central and local government showed strong alignment on strategy for climate change adaptation as Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull and Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw shared the stage today at the annual LGNZ Conference in Christchurch. More >>

Changes to Health Act supported by LGNZ

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:48 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s announcements today that it is amending the Health Act to enable speedier consultation on new drinking water standards. More >>