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CAPE Supports NZ China Mayoral Forum in Wellington

Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:19 am | LGNZ

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) is pleased to support the 2nd New Zealand China Mayoral Forum (NZCMF), a joint initiative of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and Local Government New ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes new Government

Friday, 20 October 2017, 4:44 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes new Government, looks forward to productive relationship Local Government New Zealand congratulates the incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and welcomes the new Labour-led government. LGNZ also congratulates New Zealand First and the ... More >>

Council data good, league tables little value, LGNZ says

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:47 pm | LGNZ

New “league tables” released by the Taxpayers Union provide useful data but reaching meaningful conclusions by comparing councils is difficult, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

Labour’s high school driver licensing policy welcomed

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:21 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s School Leavers' Toolkit, which includes a promise to introduce driving classes to all high school students. More >>

NZ First’s Campaign for the Regions shows welcome commitment

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:35 pm | LGNZ

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. More >>

LGNZ Welcomes New Move to Deal with Used Tyres

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:57 am | LGNZ

A new National Environmental Standard to deal with New Zealand’s millions of waste tyres is an excellent step towards reducing the harmful impacts of used tyres. More >>

Future-Focused Plan for NZ Infrastructure Needed, LGNZ says

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:32 am | LGNZ

New Zealand’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and needs to be a key focus in the upcoming election, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

Havelock North report provides useful guidance

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:44 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand says the report into the Havelock North water contamination inquiry released yesterday makes an important contribution to water management practice in New Zealand. More >>

Coherent and connected water policy needed, LGNZ says

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:19 pm | LGNZ

A new approach to water policy is needed to ensure community expectations and government standards can be better met, Local Government New Zealand says. More >>

ACT’s housing ideas have merit, LGNZ says

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:10 am | LGNZ

Housing is one of the most significant issues facing New Zealanders and Local Government New Zealand agrees with ACT Party leader David Seymour that new approaches are needed to ensure better outcomes for Kiwis. In his “State of the Nation” speech on Monday ... More >>

Draft meth contamination standard welcomed

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:15 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the new draft Standard for testing and decontaminating properties contaminated by methamphetamine. Councils have obligations under the Health Act to ensure residential properties are safe and liveable, and are responsible for ... More >>

Local Government New Zealand welcomes new Prime Minister

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:58 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates new Prime Minister the Hon Bill English and says it is looking forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with the Government under its new leadership. LGNZ President Lawrence Yule says local ... More >>

Kaikoura quake highlights need for Risk Agency

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:59 pm | LGNZ

The recent devastating Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks has once again brought into sharp relief the need for New Zealand to be better prepared for natural disasters. Councils are often at the forefront of disaster response and recovery and Local Government ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes proposed tourism infrastructure fund

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:16 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes a new report into the funding of tourism infrastructure which further highlights the need for greater investment to ensure sustainable growth of New Zealand’s largest industry. A report commissioned by the chief executives ... More >>

Councils pull together in wake of disaster

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 9:45 am | LGNZ

Councils around New Zealand are offering their support to the stricken Hurunui and Kaikoura districts in the wake of last week’s massive and devastating 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks. Immediate work to evacuate tourists and provide emergency shelter ... More >>

LGNZ supports call for reinvestment in the regions

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 11:18 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand supports Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s (TIA) call for the Government to release more GST collected from tourism growth to the regions. More >>

Research shows resource management system needs work

Friday, 30 September 2016, 2:04 pm | LGNZ

A new report into the performance of the resource management system further highlights the need for reform, and complements work Local Government New Zealand is presently progressing and work recently completed. More >>

New dog rules to support safer communities

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:46 pm | LGNZ

New dog control measures announced today will give those at the forefront of animal management better tools for dealing with high-risk dogs, Local Government New Zealand says. Associate Minister of Local Government Louise Upston today announced a new ... More >>

Kids voting involves next generation

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:02 pm | LGNZ

It’s not just eligible adults who will be casting their votes in this year’s local elections. More >>

Communities given choice with Shop Trading Hours Bill

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:53 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand says letting local communities determine whether shops can open on Easter Sunday is a win for local decision-making. The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament last night. The Bill enables ... More >>