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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 >>

Local government Vote 2019 campaign gains major partners

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 5:48 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has signed up a number of major partners for the Vote 2019 campaign to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections and increase the public’s engagement with their local council. Although local election turnout ... More >>

Local government encouraged by national recycling plan

Friday, 10 May 2019, 2:30 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ is encouraged by the announcement of a national plan to address New Zealand’s growing recycling issues, citing the need for more detailed work to truly deliver a sustainable circular economy. More >>

Reinstated well-beings endorse councils’ community focus

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:24 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill pass its third and final reading in Parliament last night, effectively reinstating the four aspects of community well-being – social, economic, ... More >>

Vote 2019 highlights the important issues that matter

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 12:04 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ has started a conversation on social media with New Zealanders through its Vote 2019 campaign, aiming to raise important issues around housing, transport, water, tourism, business and economic development and local amenities and services. More >>

Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:14 pm | Local Government NZ

The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealand’s environment is being welcomed by LGNZ’s Regional Sector as a way for councils to focus their efforts where it can make the biggest difference. More >>

Government’s climate change inaction hurting ratepayers

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 9:26 am | Local Government NZ

Ratepayers may face hefty legal bills due to a lack of government action on adaptation policy, according to a leading legal opinion by Jack Hodder QC. LGNZ, the peak body representing all territorial and regional councils in New Zealand, commissioned the ... More >>

LGNZ extends condolences to those in Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:35 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull has expressed his condolences to those affected by the terrible acts in Christchurch. More >>

LGNZ: NZTA needs to address the country’s investment needs

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:10 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is calling on the government to ensure that the internal issues at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are fixed soon. The current state of affairs is stalling housing developments and regional economies through the Agency’s ... More >>

Scrapping SHAs hamstrings housing

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1:35 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is disappointed by the Government’s blanket decision to not renew the Special Housing Area (SHA) legislation, saying the policy needed refinement not a red line through it. More >>

CouncilMARK delivers A to small council doing big thiings

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:44 am | Local Government NZ

CouncilMARK™ report delivers ‘A’ grade to small council doing big things More >>

Visitor levy referendum opens door to bold regional policy

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:06 pm | Local Government NZ

The announcement of a referendum to gauge public support for a Queenstown visitor levy is welcomed by LGNZ, who noted the town’s exceptional challenges, where a population of 28,000 people provide infrastructure for over three million visitors ... More >>