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Agreement With Iwi A Milestone For Local Government

Friday, 23 October 2020, 9:50 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is hailing the first Mana Whakahono ā Rohe or Iwi Participation Arrangement, between the West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngāi Tahu, as a milestone for local government that will empower local kaitiaki. ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes New Government And Future Of Local Government Conversation

Monday, 19 October 2020, 4:54 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is congratulating Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Labour on an impressive general election result, saying it is now time to have a fulsome conversation around the future of local government and how the two tiers ... More >>

Case Study: FNDC Learns Lessons From Tough Performance Assessment

Monday, 28 September 2020, 12:24 pm | Local Government NZ

A new case study released today focuses on the actions that a progressive Far North District Council (FNDC) has taken to improve and address what was initially perceived as a disappointing first CouncilMARK™ rating. LGNZ is the peak body representing ... More >>

Stimulus Funding Welcome For Recycling Plant Upgrades

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 10:42 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today welcomed the stimulus funding to upgrade seven high-tech recycling plants across New Zealand, including recommendations on how New Zealand’s kerbside recycling can be standardised. LGNZ is the peak body ... More >>

Local Government Votes On Remits

Friday, 21 August 2020, 1:56 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed 9 remits to direct LGNZ’s policy advocacy. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s 78 local councils, providing a unified voice for the sector and a pathway for continuous ... More >>

Local Government Elects New President

Friday, 21 August 2020, 1:15 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) 78 member councils have today elected Stuart Crosby as LGNZ president, replacing Dave Cull who steps down from the role. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s 78 councils, providing a unified voice ... More >>

LGNZ Disappointed In Lack Of Courage On Fireworks

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 9:21 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has expressed disappointment in a recommendation by the Governance and Administration select committee to not change laws governing the private sale and use of fireworks. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s ... More >>

Councils Set To Vote On 11 Remits At LGNZ AGM

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 11:31 am | Local Government NZ

Eleven remits have been set down for debate and voting at the 2020 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held this Friday 21 August. The AGM, postponed from July, will be held remotely and will enable all 78 member ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes National Biodiversity Strategy

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:44 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector has today welcomed the launch of Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, citing robust collaboration with iwi, regional councils and private landowners and leadership from ... More >>

National Climate Change Risk Assessment Needs Local Focus

Monday, 3 August 2020, 3:05 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed today’s release of the first National Climate Change Risk Assessment , but say that unless it’s paired up with a framework that enables councils to act on the assessments, communities will be ... More >>

Waste Funding Welcomed, But Strategy Needed Urgently

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:37 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is welcoming the Government’s announcement of $124 million for onshore recycling and the expansion of the waste levy, but is calling on the Government to match the money with a strategic waste plan to ensure New Zealanders get the best bang for ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Three Waters Funding Announcement

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 1:17 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement of $761 million for Tranche One funding as part of the Government’s three waters reform programme, saying it provides a measure of financial assistance to councils as they consider ... More >>

Regional Sector Welcomes Jobs For Nature Investment

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 6:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government’s Regional Sector are welcoming an announcement today of over $162 million in central government funding for 22 regional and unitary council Jobs for Nature projects, saying the strong support is an endorsement of the return on ... More >>

LGNZ Invite Discussion On Councils’ Finances

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:45 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is inviting the New Zealand Maori Council to have an open-book discussion on the financial positions of five councils, to set right the misguided impression that they are potentially insolvent. This is in response ... More >>

LGNZ Recovery Fund To Sponsor New Sector Development Initiative

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:08 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s National Council has announced the creation of an LGNZ Covid Recovery Fund, which will be used to deliver free digital training to support mayors, chairs and elected members in their post-Covid decision-making. ... More >>

Government Flood Protection Funding Recognises Scale Of National Issue

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:49 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the announcement of 150 projects included in the $3 billion Covid Response and Recovery Fund, and highlights the $210 million investment in climate resilience and flood protection as a stand-out that is well-needed ... More >>

New Pilot Sees Mayors Linking Youth With Local Jobs

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:49 am | Local Government NZ

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is excited to launch a new pilot programme that will see four rural mayors linking vulnerable youth with employment opportunities in their regions. Developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

LGNZ Names Susan Freeman-Greene As New CEO

Monday, 15 June 2020, 5:11 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is pleased to announce that it has appointed Susan Freeman-Greene to replace outgoing Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander, who announced his retirement at the beginning of 2020. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s ... More >>

First CouncilMARK™ Case Study Finds Excellence In Humble Local Authority

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 11:06 am | Local Government NZ

How does a small provincial and rural council, understated in demeanour, conservative in many areas including financial risk and investment, and humble in its dealings internally and externally, deliver industry best practice in key areas of leadership ... More >>

Targeted Measures To Improve Freshwater Welcomed

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:04 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a set of targeted tools to improve the quality of freshwater. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s 78 local councils, providing a unified voice for ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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