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4 January 2016

Councils help communities have safe, happy summers

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 season.  Some decorate town centres while others help to put on food and wine festivals, or support sporting events such as beach volleyball held in public places. Read more

'Blue skies' thinkpiece

LGNZ has released its initial discussion document in its ‘blue skies’ review of the resource management system. 

Career opportunity

EquiP is currently recruiting for an exciting leadership role for Buller District Council.


25 January 2016

A new campaign to increase voter turnout at the 2016 Local Authority Elections

LGNZ’s new #Vote16NZ campaign encourages more Kiwis to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October.

6 January 2016

Summer swim monitoring back in the spotlight

Regional council scientists are back splashing around in the surf this month as weekly beach monitoring has resumed around the country. Results of the testing is now available on the environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA).

5 January 2016

Have a safe camping holiday with the help from local government

Getting away from it all by camping at a scenic spot is a favourite holiday pastime for many New Zealanders.  The local government sector reminds kiwis to plan ahead when camping this summer.

Freedom camping has become popular with both New Zealanders and overseas tourists but it is important to check where you are allowed to freedom camp head out.  

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