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National News

29 April 2016

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) supports the reform announced today by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne which will merge and modernise New Zealand’s fire services. With an injection of $303 million...

19 April 2016

Further to the Government’s announcement, LGNZ has expressed disappointment that the online voting trial will not proceed in 2016 but remains committed to build on the momentum already created by...

13 April 2016

LGNZ announced at its quarterly media briefing today it will be developing a new climate change position statement focusing on important mitigation and adaptation strategies.  

13 April 2016

LGNZ has started a conversation with New Zealand residents about the key issues affecting communities on social media through its Vote2016 campaign launched late last month.

Local News

2 March 2016

Five Bay of Plenty waste reduction projects have received a share of a $50,000 fund aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harm from waste. Administered by Bay of Plenty...

5 January 2016

Local government supports summer festivities so that New Zealand communities have safe, happy holidays. Councils around the country hold public events, festivals, parades and other celebratory events during the Christmas holiday...

14 December 2015

Marlborough District Council is the first council in New Zealand to digitise its property files. The two-year project has seen 60,000 property files and resource consents totalling 9 million pages...

11 November 2015

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is taking an innovative approach towards handling rising sea levels and is inviting residents to discuss how the district will deal with an expected...

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