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2018 Media Releases

2018 Media Releases

Key issues and solutions canvassed at freedom camping symposium

The freedom camping boom and its issues have been at the centre of debate among over 50 delegates at the LGNZ freedom camping symposium today in Nelson.

April 19, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Freedom camping working group announced ahead of LGNZ Symposium

The announcement today of a central and local government working group on freedom camping by Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis comes ahead of a LGNZ run symposium to be held...

April 18, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Four well-beings restored to local communities

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which restores the four aspects of community well-being along with the introduction...

April 6, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Regional councils set draft regional targets for swimmable lakes and rivers

Regional councils are this month announcing draft targets that are a step towards the goal of 90 per cent of rivers and lakes being swimmable by 2040.

March 29, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Open letter to the Government calls for removal of poll provisions for Māori

Local Government New Zealand is calling on the Government to remove poll provisions for Māori wards and constituencies.

March 26, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Community input and funding options needed to address freedom camping issues

A working party led by local and central government on freedom camping is a positive step towards finding solutions for a complex problem, Local Government New Zealand says. 

March 14, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Greater Wellington Regional Council receives AA CouncilMARK™ rating

Wellingtonians are being well served by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows. 

March 8, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Zero Carbon Act needs to consider adaptation alongside mitigation

The report from new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton calling for a structured and long-term approach to climate change includes a number of important recommendations, Local Government New...

March 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government today will give New Zealand’s regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, Local...

February 23, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Seventeenth CouncilMARK™ assessment report released

Local Government New Zealand congratulates Taupō District Council on its completion of the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™.   

February 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news