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Waitaki District Council Goes Under CouncilMARK™ Microscope

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 9:21 am | Local Government NZ

Waitaki District Council has received a very positive BBB rating in their first ever CouncilMARK™ assessment, earning praise for their long term thinking and saving for future infrastructure renewals, while receiving a range of recommendations to ... More >>

New CouncilMARK™ Report Highlights Rates Versus Investment Tension

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:46 am | Local Government NZ

Ōtorohanga District Council has received their first CouncilMARK™ report today, finding a small council focused on core priorities, that is facing increasing pressure to meet growing community and infrastructure expectations. CouncilMARK™ is an independent ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Southland’s Leadership On Freshwater

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:30 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the leadership shown by a Southland group, comprising farmers, environmental NGOs, farming industry bodies and the regional council, who are working together to recommend new ways of making the intensive winter ... More >>

Beehive Briefing Sets Out Local Government Priorities

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:58 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has publically released its Briefing for the Incoming Government, identifying three intertwined areas within the local government portfolio that should be the focus for both LGNZ and the Government over the next ... More >>

Latest CouncilMARK™ Report Digs Into Regional Council Operations And Culture

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 11:44 am | Local Government NZ

The CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board (IAB) has released their latest report , on the performance of Bay of Plenty Regional Council, finding an organisation with some of the strongest iwi co-governance arrangements of any council and a cohesive ... More >>

Mayors Taskforce For Jobs AGM Shows Power Of Local Response During Global Crisis

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 11:20 am | Local Government NZ

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) AGM has provided a bright spot in a tough year, as dozens of mayors, councillors, young people, community and social groups gathered on Friday to celebrate the Taskforce’s success in cultivating hundreds of job opportunities ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Returning Minister Of Local Government

Monday, 2 November 2020, 3:42 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is welcoming the appointment of the Hon. Nanaia Mahuta as Minister of Local Government for a second term and is looking forward to continuing a partnership to address the challenges facing New Zealand’s councils ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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