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31 August 2015

New Zealand China Mayoral Forum to explore trade and investment opportunities

New Zealand mayors are preparing to explore innovative trade and investment opportunities with China’s local government leaders at a ground-breaking Mayoral Forum next week in Xiamen City, China. Read more

Local Government Funding Review

LGNZ has now released its Local Government Funding Review manifesto.

Career Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for the role of CEO - Wanganui District Council

News

1 September 2015

LGNZ calls for review on special licences regime

LGNZ and its member councils across New Zealand have confirmed support for the intent of the Bill passed in Parliament last week, to  extend the licensing hours of businesses during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.   However, the passing of this Bill highlights the need to review the special licensing regime established under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

24 August 2015

Easter Trading: giving authority to councils a sensible idea

The Government has just announced its intention to prepare an amendment to the Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990 that will enable territorial authorities to allow trading on Easter Sunday in defined areas. The proposed law change will enable communities, through their councils, to choose whether or not to allow trading and if so, where. 

21 July 2015

Mobilising the Regions to drive economic growth and social connectivity

LGNZ President Lawrence Yule highlighted the important need to ensure a shared national approach to regional development and growth across New Zealand and the critical role transport infrastructure plays at the 2015 LGNZ conference in Rotorua today.

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