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Public Supports New Ways To Pay For Services And Infrastructure

Friday, 2 February 2024, 9:16 am | LGNZ

Local Government’s call for more funding tools to deliver better services and infrastructure has been backed by strong public support in new research released today. The report by the Infrastructure Commission highlighted strong public appetite ... More >>

LGNZ Urges Transformative Approach To Tackle Transport Woes

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 2:06 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has announced five key actions to address the critical challenges confronting the nation's transport network. It comes as the Government released its draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS). ... More >>

Hastings District Council Wins The Supreme Award At The LGNZ ‘SuperLocal’ Annual Conference

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 5:54 am | LGNZ

The Hastings District Council has emerged as the overall winner at the Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) annual conference, SuperLocal23, held in Christchurch this week. Their "Kuhu mai" project which collaborates for Hastings’ homeless community, ... More >>

Local Government New Zealand Takes Significant Step Towards Shaping Future

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 6:15 am | LGNZ

Councils have decided to develop a collective position to take to a new Cabinet following the general election on the future for local government. Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) 75 member councils voted on this at this year’s AGM in Christchurch. ... More >>

A Resolution Service To Help Councils In The Works

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 11:44 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is in preliminary talks to develop a resolution service to prevent tough relationship or governance issues around the council table from escalating. One of LGNZ’s key roles is to help councils when there are tricky ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle: More Enduring Changes Are Required If We Want To Streamline Future Responses

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 7:40 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) are calling for enduring changes to streamline future emergency responses, says President of LGNZ Stuart Crosby. “After a devastating event like Cyclone Gabrielle, local government plays a critical role in helping communities ... More >>

Time For Councils To Adopt Strong Parental Leave Policies —Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)

Friday, 10 March 2023, 6:42 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ's new guidance on parental leave and childcare allowances will make it easier for elected members to be both a parent and a leader, says LGNZ CE Susan Freeman-Greene. "Caring for children and whānau is one of the major hurdles that stop people ... More >>

Resource Management: “Reforms Don't Guarantee A Better System” - LGNZ

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 2:50 pm | LGNZ

There are grave concernsthatcouncils will lose their power to make the best planning decisions for their community under the new resource management system. “The old RMA is broken, but the new legislation puts even more distance between ... More >>

LGNZ Calls For An Independent Review Of Local Government Elections

Sunday, 9 October 2022, 12:46 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ wants to see far more than about four in ten people voting in local elections. LGNZ ran a multi-faceted campaign to increase the diversity of candidates as well as voter turnout this year, but preliminary results still indicate there is a massive ... More >>

LGNZ Issues Challenge For Voters This Local Election

Friday, 16 September 2022, 9:08 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is issuing a challenge to prospective voters this local election: let’s up the vote to make your voices heard, as part of our multi-faceted Vote 22 campaign . Those enrolled to vote can expect to receive their ... More >>

LGNZ Calls For A Dramatic Reduction In Vape Stores

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 11:44 am | LGNZ

The majority of councils around the country want vaping products to only be sold at specialist R18 retailers to curb the rise in youth vaping. Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed a remit, proposed by Kaipara ... More >>

Porirua City Council Wins Top Honour At Local Government EXCELLENCE Awards For Project To Restore Streams And Harbour

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 11:04 am | LGNZ

Porirua City Council has won the top honour at the Local Government NZ (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards 2022 for its efforts in restoring the health of hundreds of kilometres of streams and its hallowed harbour. Porirua beat city and district councils from all ... More >>

Longer Transition Recommended To Protect Our Indigenous Biodiversity

Friday, 22 July 2022, 5:31 pm | LGNZ

Staffing constraints could hinder the proposed direction set out in the Government’s National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB) according to LGNZ President Stuart Crosby. “Our indigenous biodiversity is a taonga, and there is ... More >>

LGNZ Establishes Te Āhuru Mōwai, A New Programme To Support Māori Elected Members

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 7:28 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ is putting in place a much-needed support system for Māori elected members who are elected in this year’s local body elections. With 32 councils across the country implementing Māori wards this year, more than 50 new Māori ward councillors ... More >>

Rural And Provincial Councils Call On Govt To Better Align Reforms

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 5:54 am | LGNZ

‘Slow down on the reforms and get out of your silos,’ is the clear message to the Government from the rural and provincial councils of New Zealand. It comes after all 50 R&P councils’ Mayors, Chairs, CEs and some of their councillors ... More >>

New Zealand’s Best Local Government Wellbeing Initiatives Recognised In LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:31 am | LGNZ

From Covid-19 response initiatives to creating jobs and connecting people, finalists in the 2022 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards have earned high praise from the judging panel. Twenty-one finalists for four awards have been named ... More >>

LGNZ Will Ensure Local Voice Is Not Lost In Three Waters Bill

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 5:29 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby wants to make sure that local voice is loud enough in the new Three Waters system. The Water Services Entities Bill has passed its first reading in the House today and has been referred to the Finance and Expenditure Select ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Better Off Funding For Councils And Their Communities

Saturday, 2 April 2022, 2:34 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says the Government’s announcement today that councils can now apply for the Three Waters reform better off support package is good news for communities. “We see this as a real opportunity for councils to start or fast-track ... More >>

LGNZ Applauds Strengthening Public Ownership Of Water Assets

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:39 am | LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the Three Waters Representation, Governance and Accountability Working Group recommendations, especially the proposal for council shareholding to further strengthen community ownership, added protections against privatisation, a strengthened ... More >>

Three Waters Decision To Mandate Disappointing But Way Forward Responds To Councils’ Critical Concerns

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:43 am | LGNZ

LGNZ says the Government’s announcement that it will refine its three waters proposal in response to the sector’s loud and clear concerns is a good sign. But it is disappointing that the government has mandated the reforms. LGNZ President Stuart Crosby agrees ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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