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Big Push For More Local Government Nominations – LGNZ

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:57 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) is concerned that some roles won’t be filled, or key roles will go uncontested at this year's local body elections unless more candidates throw their hat in the ring before nominations close on Friday. Last election saw ... More >>

Managed Retreat Framework Should Be Developed By Councils – LGNZ

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 1:15 pm | Local Government NZ

Relocating communities is not a silver bullet for the challenges of climate change and councils know that, says LGNZ President Stuart Crosby. Today the Government released its National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which aims to address the harmful impacts of ... More >>

Local Government New Zealand Passes Free Fares Remit

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 5:23 pm | Local Government NZ

On Thursday morning, the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Annual General Meeting passed a remit supporting the Free Fares call for central Government to fund free public transport for under-25’s, tertiary students, Community Services Card Holders, ... More >>

LGNZ Proposes Delaying Transition Of Stormwater Into New Three Waters Entity

Monday, 25 July 2022, 12:08 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is calling for a phased transition to Three Waters reform in its select committee submission on the Water Services Entities (WSE) Bill. “It’s abundantly clear that when it comes to the management and delivery of the country’s drinking, waste ... More >>

Christchurch To Host Next Local Government New Zealand Conference

Friday, 22 July 2022, 3:42 pm | Local Government NZ

The 2023 Local Government New Zealand Conference will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 26-28 July next year. “The LGNZ Conference will be the first time the entire sector will get a chance to get together after the local body elections,” says ... More >>

Reforms, Partnerships, Climate Change And Future Of CouncilsAll On The Agenda AtThis Year’s LGNZ Conference

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 9:45 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand’s annual conference gets underway in Palmerston North on Wednesday, attracting a record delegation of New Zealand’s mayors, chairs, council representatives and other stakeholders. LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says this year’s ... More >>

Elected Member Experiences Survey: Bad Behaviour Threatens Progress, Must Be Called Out

Monday, 18 July 2022, 10:36 am | Local Government NZ

A new survey of elected members in local government has found that nearly half of respondents have experienced racism, gender discrimination, or other forms of harmful behaviour while doing their job in public office. “The purpose of the survey was ... More >>

A Local Government, Central Government Success Story Set To Continue

Friday, 8 July 2022, 12:54 pm | Local Government NZ

A successful partnership between Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Industry Partnerships has paved the way for a young man to become a joiner, and work towards owning the business one day. Mitchell Boyce, ... More >>

Cabinet Decision To Remove Residential Addresses From Campaign Adverts A Win For Democracy

Friday, 3 June 2022, 10:27 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ’s advocacy and influence has pushed the Government to change the law that requires candidates to publish their residential address on electoral campaign advertisements. The changes will be implemented in time for this year’s local body elections. “We ... More >>

LGNZ Marks Introduction Of First Three Waters Bill

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 2:32 pm | Local Government NZ

The Water Services Entities Bill introduced to the House today marks an important milestone in the Three Waters Reform process. “Everyone agrees the way we deliver water services needs to change,” says LGNZ President Stuart Crosby. “LGNZ will ... More >>

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 >>





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