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Business Groups Welcome Funding Review

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:37 pm | Local Government Forum

Business Groups Welcome Funding Review Local Government New Zealand’s announcement that it is reviewing local government funding will be welcome news for ratepayers, said Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Forum, a group of business organisations ... More >>

Business Groups Welcome Council Regulations

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:17 pm | Local Government Forum

Ratepayers will be pleased with the adoption of new financial performance regulations for local government, said Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Forum, a group of business organisations with a keen interest in local government policy. ... More >>

Local Government Restructuring: Better Local Government?

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 11:32 am | Local Government Forum

Local Government Restructuring: Better Local Government? The Local Government Forum has today released a discussion paper on local government restructuring, announced Forum Chair Michael Barnett. All around the country debates, many of them heated, ... More >>

Business Group Welcomes Council Benchmarks

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 5:25 pm | Local Government Forum

Ratepayers will welcome the announcement today of financial prudence regulations for local government, said Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Vote and Vote Wisely

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 1:28 pm | Local Government Forum

With only four days to go until the polls close, the Local Government Forum is urging people to make informed choices in the elections for their local councils. More >>

Local Government Bill Supported

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 5:28 pm | Local Government Forum

Local Government Forum Media Release 20 September 2012 Local Government Bill Supported The Local Government Forum today presented its submission on the Local Government Act Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Select Committee. ... More >>

‘Better Local Government’ Reforms Supported

Monday, 19 March 2012, 4:55 pm | Local Government Forum

Today’s announcement of Better Local Government reforms will help focus councils on what matters and should give ratepayers much needed relief, according to Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Local Authority Stats Confirm Need for Reform

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 4:25 pm | Local Government Forum

Continuing increases in local authority rates confirm the need for substantial reform of local government, according to Michael Barnett, Chairman of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Business Welcomes Local Government Shake-Up

Friday, 2 March 2012, 5:17 pm | Local Government Forum

The business community will be welcoming the prospects of substantial reform of local government, according to Michael Barnett, Chairman of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Local Government Forum Remembers Roger Kerr

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 2:37 pm | Local Government Forum

Members of the Local Government Forum are today remembering Roger Kerr’s immense contribution to public policy and the wider economy, said Michael Barnett, Chair of the Local Government Forum. More >>

New Report on Ports Industry Released

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 3:30 pm | Local Government Forum

The Local Government Forum released today a report on the performance of New Zealand ports, which are a vital link in the transport chain between New Zealand and the rest of the world. More >>

Local Government Elections– Good Candidates Needed

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 3:28 pm | Local Government Forum

With less then 10 days to go before nominations close for this year’s local authority elections, the Local Government Forum is encouraging business friendly candidates to stand for councils around the country. More >>

Local Government Needs More Constraints

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 12:31 pm | Local Government Forum

The Local Government Act Amendment Bill, designed to better focus local government activities, is a step in the right direction but does not go far enough according to the Local Government Forum which presented its submission on the Bill today. More >>

Moderation in Council Spending and Rates Needed

Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 3:00 pm | Local Government Forum

Business ratepayers will be relieved that council spending appears to be moderating but they will want restraint to be enduring, said Charles Finny, Chair of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Major Problems With Development

Monday, 15 March 2010, 1:29 pm | Local Government Forum

A joint report by the Local Government Forum and the Property Council New Zealand identifies major problems with the practices of councils in levying development and financial contributions. More >>

Councils Should Heed Bollard’s Message

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 12:33 pm | Local Government Forum

As councils prepare their 2010 draft annual plans, the local government sector needs to take heed of Alan Bollard’s message for government to unwind its fiscal stimulus, said Charles Finny, Chair of the Local Government Forum. More >>

Council Spending Out Of Control

Thursday, 17 September 2009, 10:35 am | Local Government Forum

A 9.3% annual increase in local authority spending shows that the sector is in denial over the economic situation, said Charles Finny, Chair of the Local Government Forum. Mr Finny was commenting on yesterday’s release of Statistics NZ’s Local Authority ... More >>

Businesses welcome Local Government Act Review

Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 11:28 am | Local Government Forum

Businesses and farmers will welcome the proposed review of the Local Government Act 2002 according to the Local Government Forum. More >>

Let’s get the facts straight on local government

Thursday, 30 April 2009, 3:20 pm | Local Government Forum

“Business lobby groups should spend their time ensuring their members can survive in a recession rather than misrepresenting local government”. The Chief Executive of Local Government New Zealand Eugene Bowen said this today in response to a statement ... More >>

‘Minister For Ratepayers’ A Breath Of Fresh Air

Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 2:15 pm | Local Government Forum

The business community is right behind the Minister for Local Government’s efforts to rein in councils, said Local Government Forum Chair Charles Finny. Mr Finny’s comments follow a constructive meeting Forum members had yesterday with Rodney Hide. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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