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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 >>

Government’s changes to rates rebate a big help for retirees

Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:39 am | LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the implementation of new legislation from 1 July 2018 that allows eligible retirement village residents to apply to their local council for a rates rebate. More >>

Summit explores solutions to New Zealand’s water issues

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:56 am | LGNZ

Attendees at LGNZ’s Water Summit in Wellington over the next two days will discuss potential solutions to improve New Zealand’s freshwater and three waters delivery. More >>

Water quality framework needs improvement says LGNZ

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:53 am | LGNZ

LGNZ’s Water 2050: Quality – Review of the framework for water quality discussion paper released today has identified three key issues for New Zealand’s framework for water quality, and points to opportunities for change that could be a focus under ... More >>

CCATWG report a step in the right direction

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:17 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group’s final report on how New Zealand can adapt to the impacts of climate change. More >>

Draft report provides climate change strategy

Friday, 27 April 2018, 9:25 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Productivity Commission’s draft low emissions economy report as another step towards greater action on climate change. More >>

Key issues canvassed at freedom camping symposium

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:05 pm | LGNZ

The freedom camping boom and its issues have been at the centre of debate among over 50 delegates at the LGNZ freedom camping symposium today in Nelson. More >>