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Strong Local Response To COVID-19 Displays Community Spirit

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5:17 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull is praising the swift reaction of local communities and councils to the COVID-19 pandemic, citing the rapid, high-trust decision-making from elected members and council staff to ensure essential services are secured, and that ... More >>

Focused Spending Needed To Combat Economic Impacts Of COVID-19

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:45 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that in light of the COVID-19 crisis, councils around New Zealand are reprioritising spending and minimising rates increases, but that a request from the Taxpayers’ Union to implement a 12-month rates freeze is misguided ... More >>

New Report A Hurry Up For Climate Change Policy Makers

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2:32 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ say a new report from the Deep South National Science Challenge is a reminder for central government policy makers to step up the pace on progressing a national strategy on climate change adaption. LGNZ is the peak body representing New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Report A Pathfinder For Affordable Housing

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:33 am | Local Government NZ

A report released today by LGNZ provides a roadmap for councils finding their way through the complex policy, regulatory and market tools available to help enable more affordable housing developments for New Zealanders. With demand soaring, rents ... More >>

Road to Zero strategy must be locally accountable to succeed

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 2:54 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ broadly supports the Road to Zero Safety Strategy, saying that its success will depend on government and NZTA improving their relationships with local communities, who directly fund this core infrastructure through fuel taxes and rates. More >>

Cull: Environment commissioner right to be concerned

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:53 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is on the money with his new report warning that domestic and international tourists are putting too much pressure on our environment. The report, Pristine, ... More >>

Prod Comm hamstrung by playing it too safe

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:22 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is lamenting the lack of courage shown in the Productivity Commission’s Local Government Funding Report, saying that while it makes many worthy recommendations, its play-it-safe-approach relegates the report ... More >>

Floods highlight need for river management investment

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 1:22 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) extends it condolences to those adversely affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding, saying it highlights the urgent need for councils and central government to ramp up investment in New Zealand’s river management ... More >>

Landfill levy transparency needed to get public on board

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:30 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is welcoming the Government’s plan to increase funding for onshore recycling and to reduce the amount of landfilled waste, saying it is a vital part of the wider system change needed to improve New Zealand’s waste management. “The increasing ... More >>

LGNZ backs call for better environmental reporting

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:49 pm | Local Government NZ

A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is being backed by LGNZ, who agree that more resources and a clear national purpose for environmental reporting is needed. More >>

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 7:54 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater LGNZ today submitted its package of recommendations to central government on how to shape up the Essential Freshwater Package into a fit for purpose regulatory package that will deliver the public’s expectations ... More >>

Provincial council tackling national challenges

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:31 am | Local Government NZ

Manawatū District Council has today received their first CouncilMARK™ report , which shows a rural council tackling the challenges of a growing population and changing environmental and regulatory landscapes. More >>

Learn and earn graduates to be celebrated nationwide

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:42 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is congratulating the best and brightest vocational students who are graduating over the next two months as part of a jointly run programme between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Industry Training ... More >>

Women candidates win over voters in local elections

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:09 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand today confirmed what many local election commentators have observed; that more of the voting public cast their ballots in favour of women candidates than ever before. More >>

Record number of new mayors and young members revealed

Monday, 14 October 2019, 4:16 pm | Local Government NZ

Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month. More >>

Youth, women show strong run in mayoral stats

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 6:12 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s mayoral ranks received a boost from women and candidates under 40 years of age in the 2019 local body elections, according to Local Government New Zealand’s analysis of the preliminary results. More >>

There’s still time to make a special vote

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:20 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is urging anyone who hasn’t received voting papers in the mail to pop into their local council office or contact their local electoral officer to make a special vote in their local elections. More >>

Don’t run out of time, vote early on ‘Vote Day’

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 2:51 pm | Local Government NZ

Local election voting packs are arriving with enrolled voters, and to make sure you have your say, Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019. More >>

Voting opens for 2019 local elections

Friday, 20 September 2019, 10:57 am | Local Government NZ

Voting in the 2019 local government elections is an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand and people can expect to receive their voting papers from today says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander. “There’s been a lot of robust public ... More >>

LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 7:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector Water Subgroup is proactively releasing a report assessing some of the potential impacts from the reforms proposed under the Essential Freshwater Package, noting ... More >>



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