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Stronger Local Voice At The Heart Of Improved Health Services – LGNZ

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:48 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is pleased to see that Budget 2022 investing in services that deliver better health outcomes for those living in rural New Zealand, says LGNZ President Stuart Crosby. “For so long the “postcode lottery” has plagued our communities living ... More >>

Longer Term Commitment To Cheaper Public Transport Fares Needed – LGNZ

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:05 pm | Local Government NZ

An extension of half price public transport fares over the winter months is a promising start, says LGNZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene. “Cheaper public transport fares must be seen as much more than a way to help ease the burden of the rising ... More >>

Cheaper Public Transport Fares Key To Driving Down Emissions – LGNZ

Monday, 16 May 2022, 2:53 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is calling for more investment in initiatives that promote behaviour change, as the first Emission Reduction Plan is unveiled today. “The Government will have missed a trick if it doesn’t continue its public transport subsidy,” says LGNZ ... More >>

Vote 2022 Campaign A National Kōrero About Local Elections

Monday, 9 May 2022, 9:43 am | Local Government NZ

The Vote 2022 campaign which kicks off today looks to make Aotearoa the most inclusive and active local democracy in the world. “This is the bold ambition, and we know it will take more than one election cycle to make lasting changes,” says Local ... More >>

Infrastructure Thinking Must Be Long Term

Monday, 2 May 2022, 11:29 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says the new Infrastructure Strategy is an important step towards addressing the critical issues affecting our communities. “Reliable infrastructure is the backbone to creating healthy, thriving communities and a resilient ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Momentum On Water Reform

Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:02 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says the Government’s decisions on the Three Waters Governance Working Group recommendations provide much-needed momentum, as well as certainty for ratepayers. “Councils face big future bills for water services given ... More >>

CHBDC’s Transformational Change Rated Highly By CouncilMARK

Monday, 14 February 2022, 12:13 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand highly commends Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s leadership and commitment to delivering for their community, which is highlighted in its newly released CouncilMARK report. After a robust independent assessment by ... More >>

CouncilMARK™ Rates Mackenzie District Council

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 10:48 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s independent CouncilMARK programme is giving Mackenzie District Council’s performance a tick of approval in its second assessment. Since the last assessment in 2018, the Council has improved its operations in several key ... More >>

Regional And Unitary Councils Of New Zealand Appoint Inaugural Chief Science Advisor

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 2:03 pm | Local Government NZ

Te Uru Kahika, the Regional and Unitary Councils of Aotearoa New Zealand, have appointed Dr Chris Daughney as the sector’s inaugural Chief Science Advisor. Regional Chief Executive Officers representative Michael McCartney says the recruitment of Dr Daughney ... More >>

LGNZ Welcomes Three Waters Working Group To Resolve Council Concerns

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 3:39 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the establishment of a joint working group to resolve councils’ concerns with the Government’s three waters reform model. The announcement comes after a two-month consultation period, during which almost ... More >>

Regional Sector Takes Stronger Enforcement Position To Protect The Environment And Communities

Monday, 1 November 2021, 1:37 pm | Local Government NZ

  The fourth annual report on the activities of New Zealand’s environmental first responders and enforcement officers shows a trend toward stronger regulation by the Regional Sector and a larger, more-supported workforce operating in these ... More >>

Push For Young City Folk To Think Rural

Monday, 1 November 2021, 6:38 am | Local Government NZ

With the big OE still out of reach for many of New Zealand’s twentysomethings, a new initiative is promising to give young city-dwellers a wholly different life experience – a rural one. Think Rural is the brainchild of LGNZ’s Mayors Taskforce ... More >>

Can’t Fix Housing Without Addressing Funding

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 1:30 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says today’s announcement of yet more planning reform is unlikely to fix the housing crisis without addressing how we sustainably fund infrastructure. “As place-makers, council have worked closely with the Government ... More >>

MTFJ’s National Employment Outcomes For Youth And Employers A ‘win-win’ With Over 1,300 Jobs Found

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:25 pm | Local Government NZ

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a successful year having placed over 1300 youth and Covid-displaced workers into sustainable employment in rural New Zealand as part of its Community Recovery Programme. The programme, which is ... More >>

Horowhenua On The Rise With Second CouncilMARK™ Report

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 2:01 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMARK™ programme is giving Horowhenua District Council’s performance a tick of approval in its second independent assessment. LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says Horowhenua ratepayers can be pleased with their ... More >>

Local Government New Zealand’s Member Councils Pass Seven Remits To Direct LGNZ’s Policy Advocacy

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 4:44 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed seven 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 ... More >>

High Levels Of Service To Community Feature In Local Government EXCELLENCE Awards

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 5:19 am | Local Government NZ

The exceptional service that local councils provide across New Zealand is again demonstrated through the wide range and high standard of finalists in the 2021 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. This is the seventh year the awards, ... More >>

Council Charts Positive Trajectory With Second CouncilMARK™ Report

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 9:37 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ are praising the latest council to receive their second CouncilMARK™ report , saying that the Far North District Council’s approach to the programme shows the huge benefits that it can drive for councils, communities and ratepayers. CouncilMARK™ ... More >>

Future For Local Government Initiative A Historic Opportunity For New Zealand

Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:42 am | Local Government NZ

The Future for Local Government initiative must make the most of a historic opportunity to set communities up for success now and in the future, as it looks into the roles and responsibilities of councils amid a flurry of major policy reform, says Local ... More >>

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 >>