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LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:14 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ will carefully consider the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) to assess if it meets the Government’s aim of enabling urban development or simply adds more red tape to the planning process. More >>

‘Living after midnight’ report highlights local policy

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:03 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcome The New Zealand’s Initiative’s ‘ Living after midnight ’ report as an important step to advance the debate around how councils protect their communities, but also allow the night-time economy to thrive. More >>

LGNZ cautious as government pits potatoes against houses

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ will be cautiously assessing the wider implications of the newly proposed National Position Statement on Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL), noting that that it traverses a number of highly complex policy areas including housing affordability and property ... More >>

Move to put pressure on waste producers welcomed by LGNZ

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:55 pm | Local Government NZ

The launch of a public consultation by the Ministry for the Environment to identify products that should be included in product stewardship schemes is being welcomed by LGNZ, who say that it’s time for a mandatory scheme to incentivise waste minimisation ... More >>

Govt opts for harshest polytech medicine – LGNZ

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:26 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is disappointed central government has opted for the harshest medicine to help a minority of ailing polytechs by creating an untested and uncosted mega-institute to run all vocational training in New Zealand. More >>

LGNZ welcomes new regulator, but affordability a concern

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:20 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of a drinking water regulator, a move councils have long been calling for, and commends central government for strengthening its long-neglected stewardship role in the provision of safe drinking water. “The Havelock North water ... More >>

Push to ensure voters enrolled

Monday, 29 July 2019, 9:25 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand calling for all eligible people to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2019 local government elections. More >>

School Strike 4 Climate organisers give politicians a serve

Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:49 pm | Local Government NZ

School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder delivered a clear message to over 600 local government mayors, chairs, chief executives and councillors at the recent LGNZ conference : make climate change a priority. More >>

Gisborne District Council leads winners in LGNZ awards

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:11 am | Local Government NZ

Gisborne District Council topped the table of winners in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards, taking home overall honours in an outstanding field. More >>

Roadmap for reinvigorating local democracy launched

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 7:07 pm | Local Government NZ

Roadmap for reinvigorating local democracy launched Over 600 local and central government delegates, including the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, were on hand to hear LGNZ president Dave Cull launch a roadmap to greater localism ... More >>

Local government debates remits at AGM

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 6:52 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government debates remits at AGM A record 21 remits were made official Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) policy at LGNZ’s Annual General Meeting today, from a total of 24 remits that were voted on. This year’s remits covered issues as varied ... More >>

Councils to vote on record number of remits at LGNZ AGM

Friday, 5 July 2019, 2:23 pm | Local Government NZ

Councils will vote on a record 24 remits at the Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting on Sunday, held in Wellington as part of the 2019 LGNZ Conference. More >>

LGNZ conference focused on returning power to the people

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:05 am | Local Government NZ

Over 550 delegates will attend the 2019 LGNZ Conference in Wellington this weekend, where a roadmap for restoring the balance between local and central government will be unveiled. Under the conference theme of ‘Riding the localism wave: Putting communities ... More >>

Youth Voting to shine a light on local candidates

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2:00 pm | Local Government NZ

Youth across New Zealand will experience a local council election first-hand as voters in the Youth Voting 2019 programme. More >>

LGNZ Excellence Awards showcase outstanding leadership

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 11:45 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ Excellence Awards showcase outstanding leadership by local councils The high levels of service local councils provide to communities across New Zealand are again demonstrated through the exceptional range and standard of finalists in the Local ... More >>

Local Government EXCELLENCE awards finalists announced

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 9:30 am | Local Government NZ

Hastings District Council’s ‘Te Ara Kahikatea – Whakatu Arterial Link’ project is a finalist in the 2019 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. More >>

Local leaders urged to consider election run early

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 3:49 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is encouraging community-minded leaders to get ahead of the game and start thinking about running for their upcoming local council elections now. “New Zealand is fortunate to have a lot of community-orientated people, who ... More >>

Wellbeing budget promises encourage local government

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:12 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes a budgetary focus on well-being, which provides support for local government’s newly reinstated four well-beings, and a programme of work that promises a more equitable regional transition to a cleaner, greener future. More >>

Regional council compliance, monitoring and enforcement

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 11:24 am | Local Government NZ

An independent report into compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) by New Zealand’s regional and unitary councils has found it is in relatively good shape and made recommendations on improvements. More >>

LGNZ see potential in new urban development authority

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:55 am | Local Government NZ

A newly announced urban development authority - Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities – has the potential to address our housing crisis, but shouldn’t put regional New Zealand in its blind spot says LGNZ President Dave Cull. LGNZ broadly welcomes ... More >>



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