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Below you will find LGNZ’s media releases and news from the sector, you can filter your search by clicking on the options to the right.  For media enquiries please contact:

Helen Mexted, Director of Advocacy on 029 924 1221 or helen.mexted@lgnz.co.nz

Joe Dawson, Communications Advisor on 022 524 1217 or joe.dawson@lgnz.co.nz

If you would like to receive our media releases, please contact Joe Dawson.

For useful information about Local Government in New Zealand, read our "Journalists' Guide to Local Government.

 

Winners of the 2016 EXCELLENCE Awards named

The winners of the 2016 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards were named last night during the annual LGNZ conference dinner. 

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Employment initiative wins local government economic development EXCELLENCE Award

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Matamata-Piako District Council and Kawerau District Council are the winners of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for their combined efforts to boost...

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Designing a future-focused resource management system

A proposed resource management system with an emphasis on early decision-making and placing greater value on natural eco-systems was launched at the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Conference today. 

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Auckland pest management project wins environment EXCELLENCE award

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Auckland Council’s Hunua Ranges Pest Management Programme as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for environmental impact.

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Former Wellington mayor honoured for service to local government

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Kerry Prendergast as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for her commitment to local government.

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Hamilton central city safety plan wins EXCELLENCE Award

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Hamilton City Council’s Central City Safety Plan as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for successful community engagement.

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Innovative Southland project to drive roading improvement wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Southland District Council’s Changing Direction - The Way Forward for Southland’s Roads programme as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award.

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

New Plymouth tops creative category in local government EXCELLENCE Awards

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce New Plymouth City Council as the winner of a local government arts and culture EXCELLENCE Award for its work in establishing the...

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Rotorua Lakes Council and iwi partnership wins award for outstanding service and value in local government

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Rotorua Lakes Council has won the MartinJenkins Judges’ Choice Award for Outstanding Value and Service Delivery for its partnership with iwi Te...

July 25, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Future proofing project launched at LGNZ conference

How New Zealand faces up to dramatic changes over the next 30 years is the focus of a major programme of work to be launched by Local Government New Zealand...

July 25, 2016  |  News & Media  |  National news

Eight important issues debated at LGNZ AGM

The local government sector voted on eight significant issues when it gathered for its annual AGM in Dunedin today.  There was a strong focus on local democracy, community and health...

July 24, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Rotorua Tourism feeds growing Indian appetite for the region

Rotorua is well placed to maximise opportunities presented by a growing Indian visitor market and tourism operators in India are already committing to longer stays in the district.

July 22, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Future focus to Local Government New Zealand conference

New Zealand is poised for a period of enormous change in the coming 30 years and initiatives to tackle the major shifts will be launched at the Local Government New...

July 21, 2016  |  News & Media  |  National news

Nominations open for local council elections

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go and have a say in your...

July 15, 2016  |   |  National news

Twenty one councils set to lead local government standards system

Strong support for the new local government standards system shows a desire within the sector to raise performance and deliver better outcomes for communities, Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence...

July 11, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news