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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 >>

Planning report supports LGNZ’s thinking

Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:03 pm | LGNZ

The Productivity Commission’s new report on urban planning contains many good suggestions for improving the ways New Zealand cities are planned, Local Government New Zealand says. Better urban planning, released today, is a review of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Fund launched to assist regions’ tourism facilities

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:56 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund launched today as a good start to helping communities develop small scale infrastructure that will enhance visitor experience. Ministry of Business, ... More >>

Local government bill poses threat to local democracy

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:42 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand says current proposals to reform the Local Government Act have the potential to threaten local democracy and the ongoing sustainability of some councils if enacted. Submissions on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment ... More >>

Designing a future-focused resource management system

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:21 am | LGNZ

A proposed resource management system with an emphasis on early decision-making and placing greater value on natural eco-systems was launched at the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Conference today. More >>

Future proofing project launched at LGNZ conference

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:10 am | LGNZ

How New Zealand faces up to dramatic changes over the next 30 years is the focus of a major programme of work launched by Local Government New Zealand at its 2016 Conference today. More >>

Community and health issues up for debate at AGM

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 3:26 pm | LGNZ

The local government sector will vote on seven significant issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Dunedin on July 24. There is a strong focus on community and health issues in this year’s remits, including police resourcing, housing standards ... More >>

Nominations open for local council elections

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:37 am | LGNZ

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go and have a say in your community’s future. Nominations for candidates wishing to stand in this year’s local council ... More >>

Twenty one councils set to lead local government standards

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:34 am | LGNZ

Strong support for the new local government standards system shows a desire within the sector to raise performance and deliver better outcomes for communities, Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence Yule says. More >>

Budget 2016 boost for regional economies

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:46 am | LGNZ

LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, acknowledged a much needed boost for communities in four key areas LGNZ has been advocating for: stronger regional economies, infrastructure, community and social housing, and biodiversity. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Tourism Infrastructure boost for the regions

Friday, 13 May 2016, 12:27 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Fund. The announcement of $12 million over four years funding line will assist local authorities facing infrastructure ... More >>

Continued support for Super Gold Scheme welcomed

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 3:12 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ has welcomed the Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges’ confirmation today that the entitlement and Government’s support for those eligible for the Super Gold Card will not change. The Chair of the LGNZ’s Regional Sector, Stephen Woodhead, ... More >>

Local government welcomes the Government’s latest initiative

Saturday, 20 February 2016, 2:49 pm | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the release of the Government’s discussion paper as a useful addition to the important debate on freshwater management. LGNZ President Lawrence Yule said “We are pleased to see the paper promoting further ... More >>

Eight councils put forward to be among first

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 11:09 am | LGNZ

Eight councils put forward to be among first to trial online voting in local authority elections More >>

LGNZ outlines best practice water infrastructure options

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 8:40 am | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has released its 3 Waters project position paper Improving New Zealand's water, wastewater and stormwater sector to the local government sector today and is seeking its feedback as part of a consultation process. More >>

Surge in water data for World Rivers Day

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:20 am | LGNZ

To mark World Rivers Day this Sunday, regional councils are releasing their latest water quality data on the Land, Air, Water, Aotearoa website, which this year includes lake quality monitoring. More >>

NZ China Mayoral Forum to explore trade and investment

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:20 am | LGNZ

New Zealand China Mayoral Forum to explore trade and investment opportunities New Zealand mayors are preparing to explore innovative trade and investment opportunities with China’s local government leaders at a ground-breaking Mayoral Forum next week ... More >>

Environment website wades deeper into water data

Monday, 29 June 2015, 1:34 pm | LGNZ

Environment website wades deeper into water data Environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) is expanding its repertoire, offering more data about New Zealand’s most valuable natural resource, water. LAWA ( www.lawa.org.nz ... More >>

LGNZ forms establishment board

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:22 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ forms establishment board to investigate local government risk agency Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) announced it has formed a relationship with the Crown to investigate options for a local government risk management agency. The parties ... More >>