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LGNZ: Call For Fair Play On Māori Wards

Monday, 5 February 2024, 9:36 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is calling on the Government to play fair on Māori wards and constituencies, asking that they treat all wards the same and leave decisions up to local councils. “The Coalition Government’s proposal to re-establish ... More >>

Councils Need More Levers To Raise Funds

Monday, 18 December 2023, 12:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Almost all councils have now seen the initial level of investment required over the next 10 years as part of long-term planning, with many considering double-digit rates rises according to Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Councils will consult ... More >>

Local Government Shakeup Takes ‘common-sense’ Approach – LGNZ

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 10:15 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the new report into the future of local government takes a common-sense approach – especially to funding, system sustainability and other challenges facing councils. LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says New Zealand is ... More >>

BUDGET 23 – Long Term Plan To Build More Resilient Infrastructure Step In Right Direction

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:36 pm | Local Government NZ

A $6 billion cash injection to build more resilient infrastructure following Cyclone Gabrielle is a significant step to help our communities weather an increasing number of storms better. The Government today announced their Budget which had a strong ... More >>

Gore District Council Takes Step In The Right Direction

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 7:03 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) and Taituarā commend Gore District Council for the movement today that sets them up on a positive path forward. Councillors agreed to not go through with the symbolic vote of no confidence and two other unproductive More >>

Gore District Council Takes Step In The Right Direction

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:14 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) and Taituarā commend Gore District Council for the movement today that sets them up on a positive path forward. Councillors agreed to not go through with the symbolic vote of no confidence and two other unproductive ... More >>

THREE WATERS: LGNZ’s Response To The Government’s Policy Reset

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 12:12 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)’s President Stuart Crosby says more detail is needed before we know the full impact of the Government’s Three Waters policy reset but acknowledges it is a genuine shift and responds to key parts of local government’s ... More >>

Funding For Roads At Lowest Levels In A Decade

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 1:29 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is warning that the state of our roads could be the next infrastructure crisis if the Government does not adequately fund maintenance costs. LGNZ commissioned a report by one of the country’s leading economists, Brad ... More >>

Councils’ Role Need To Be Strengthened To Future Proof The Country – FFLG

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 11:41 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) wants the Future for Local Government Review panel to radically rethink how the country delivers public services, as Cyclone Gabrielle exposes the enormous challenges facing our regions. Submissions on the panel’s ... More >>

Councils “Adopt” Cyclone-hit Communities To Support Their Fundraising

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 12:32 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today launched Adopt-a-Community, a campaign that matches a council unaffected by Cyclone Gabrielle with a council and community badly hit. LGNZ National Council member Mayor Tim Cadogan says the campaign’s aim ... More >>

LGNZ Calls For Cheaper Public Transport Fares To Continue

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 1:08 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is cautioning the Government that the end to half-price public transport fares could see an increase in people switching back to using their cars. As part of the Government’s cost of living package, fares on all public transport ... More >>

Draft Review Must Be The Catalyst For Councils To Think Big – LGNZ

Friday, 28 October 2022, 12:19 pm | Local Government NZ

  Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is calling on councils to use the recently released Future for Local Government draft report as licence to ‘think big’ if the country wants to see meaningful and long-lasting change. “This review ... More >>

LGNZ’s Guide To Getting To Know Your Local Body Candidates

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 11:28 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is revealing some tips and tricks for voters to get to know candidates ahead of the elections this year. “Local body elections typically have low voter turnout at about 40 percent compared with central government ... More >>

Sensible Solutions To Flood Risk Must Be Supported

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 9:42 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) is backing IAG’s pragmatic and sensible solutions to help reduce flood risk in the country. “Tens of thousands of New Zealanders live in houses that are prone to flooding,” says LGNZ’s Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene. ... More >>

Local Councils Welcome New Public Transport Model

Monday, 15 August 2022, 2:37 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s move to allow councils to own bus services. The Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) has been replaced with the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework. The new framework gives councils the ability to own and ... More >>

Council’s Focus And Vision Puts New Plymouth In A Strong Position To Face The Future

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 1:16 pm | Local Government NZ

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) has a clear plan to accomplish its vision of a ‘sustainable lifestyle capital’ and has the right financial tools to achieve it. This has led Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMARK programme to award ... More >>

Big Push For More Local Government Nominations – LGNZ

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:57 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) is concerned that some roles won’t be filled, or key roles will go uncontested at this year's local body elections unless more candidates throw their hat in the ring before nominations close on Friday. Last election saw ... More >>

Managed Retreat Framework Should Be Developed By Councils – LGNZ

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 1:15 pm | Local Government NZ

Relocating communities is not a silver bullet for the challenges of climate change and councils know that, says LGNZ President Stuart Crosby. Today the Government released its National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which aims to address the harmful impacts of ... More >>

Local Government New Zealand Passes Free Fares Remit

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 5:23 pm | Local Government NZ

On Thursday morning, the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Annual General Meeting passed a remit supporting the Free Fares call for central Government to fund free public transport for under-25’s, tertiary students, Community Services Card Holders, ... More >>

LGNZ Proposes Delaying Transition Of Stormwater Into New Three Waters Entity

Monday, 25 July 2022, 12:08 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is calling for a phased transition to Three Waters reform in its select committee submission on the Water Services Entities (WSE) Bill. “It’s abundantly clear that when it comes to the management and delivery of the country’s drinking, waste ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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