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Opportunity To Lift Freedom Camping Burden From Ratepayers Welcomed

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:15 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the long overdue review of self-contained freedom camping rules announced by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today. “Many councils across the country welcome the contribution freedom campers make to local economies,” ... More >>

Kudos For Council Using CouncilMARK™ Report To Drive Improvement For Ratepayers

Monday, 29 March 2021, 3:34 pm | Local Government NZ

Ruapehu District Council has become one of a handful of councils to receive a second CouncilMARK™ report, and have been lauded by the programme’s Independent Assessment Board for the way they have used the first report to drive improvement for ratepayers. ... More >>

Water Services Bill Puts Ratepayers On The Hook For Failing Private Supplies

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 2:24 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today presented to the Health Select Committee on the Water Services Bill , raising serious concerns about a flood of costs for ratepayers if councils are forced to take over failing private water supplies. Presenting ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Well-rounded Housing Package

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:49 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes today’s well-rounded housing announcement by the Government, saying it is a necessary intervention to cool our out of control housing market while longer term and more sustainable policy fixes are put in place. ... More >>

Room To Improve Winter Grazing Practices Welcomed

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 11:11 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector is welcoming a decision by the Government to allow for continued testing and deployment of improved intensive winter grazing practices, ahead of new regulations coming into effect next year. The announcement ... More >>

Second CouncilMARK™ Report Shows Improvement For Masterton Ratepayers

Monday, 8 March 2021, 12:35 pm | Local Government NZ

Masterton district ratepayers should be pleased with the results of a second report into their council’s performance, says the chair of local government assessors CouncilMARK™, particularly in the critical areas of service delivery and asset ... More >>

Climate Symposium Finds Gaps In National Adaptation Armour

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:34 pm | Local Government NZ

Over 170 scientists, researchers, local government elected members and officials gathered recently at the LGNZ Climate Change Adaptation Symposium. Discussions uncovered gaps in New Zealand’s adaptation policy and canvassed how the sector can find shared ... More >>

Latest CME Report Shows Massive Scale Of Regional Council Regulatory Work

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:26 pm | Local Government NZ

The third Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Metrics report has been released, providing insight into one of New Zealand’s biggest regulatory systems, with year on year comparisons revealing an increase in the number of complaints both responded ... More >>

South Taranaki DC Safe Pair Of Hands For ‘seven Towns, One District’

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 3:19 pm | Local Government NZ

South Taranaki District Council has received their second CouncilMARK™ report , retaining their BBB rating and gaining praise for significant improvement in their council communications and clear vision since their first assessment in 2017. CouncilMARK™ ... More >>

Local Elected Members Reveal Thoughts On Public Service

Monday, 15 February 2021, 1:12 pm | Local Government NZ

Amid a challenging period for local councils, a new LGNZ survey has found that elected members’ experience of local government largely meets their expectations, but that frustration remains around restrictive legislation, a lack of funding and hot topics ... More >>

MTFJ Celebrates Community Recovery Programme’s 500th Rural Job

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:18 am | Local Government NZ

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a significant milestone, having guided 500 mostly young and Covid-19 displaced workers into sustainable employment through its Community Recovery Programme . The Community Recovery Programme is a ... More >>

LGNZ Supports Māori Wards Amendment Bill

Monday, 1 February 2021, 4:26 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is delighted to see Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta announce the introduction of an amendment bill which aims to bring equality to the creation of local Māori wards. LGNZ has been advocating for equality ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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