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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, Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy on 029 924 1221 or helen.mexted@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.

 

Ashburton Policy Advisor wins LGNZ award

Passion is what drives Rachel Thomas in her work with local government, and after being awarded 2016 LGNZ Top Student for Local Government paper, she can now celebrate that passion...

January 16, 2017  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New online guide to safe swimming launched

New Zealanders are being encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting their favourite swimming spots this summer.

December 19, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Community vision project aims for broad reach

Source: Chris Thompson, Flickr IMG_0755

December 14, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Draft meth contamination standard welcomed

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the new draft Standard for testing and decontaminating properties contaminated by methamphetamine.

December 13, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Local Government New Zealand welcomes new Prime Minister

Local Government New Zealand congratulates new Prime Minister the Hon Bill English and says it is looking forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with the Government under its...

December 12, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New National Council for Local Government New Zealand confirmed

Local Government New Zealand has announced the formation of its new National Council who met for the first time this week to discuss priorities for the coming triennium.

December 9, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

West Auckland reserve wins World Architecture Festival award

Auckland’s innovative and stunning architecture and landscape design has been recognised at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) held in Berlin.

December 8, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Children to get specialised Learn To Ride area

Mayor Gary Kircher says the Learn To Ride area is a wonderful addition to Friendly Bay and will provide a safe environment for young children to learn how to ride...

December 8, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Resurgence in Maori Wardens

Taumarunui residents can all feel a bit safer with seven Maori Wardens being presented their Warrant Cards by Mayor Don Cameron at a special ceremony at Council last month.

December 8, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Climate change a major issue for councils and communities

Helping Kiwi communities understand the implications of life in a changing climate will be a major focus for Local Government New Zealand in the coming triennium and beyond.

December 6, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Kaikoura quake highlights need for Risk Agency

The recent devastating Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks has once again brought into sharp relief the need for New Zealand to be better prepared for natural disasters. 

December 6, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes proposed tourism infrastructure fund

Local Government New Zealand welcomes a new report into the funding of tourism infrastructure which further highlights the need for greater investment to ensure sustainable growth of New Zealand’s largest industry.

December 2, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils pull together in wake of disaster

Councils around New Zealand are offering their support to the stricken Hurunui and Kaikoura districts in the wake of last week’s massive and devastating 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks.

November 23, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Fred and Myrtle’s Paua Shell House notches up 1 million visitors

Fred and Myrtle’s Paua Shell House has today welcomed its millionth visitor since the front door of the Flutey’s famously quirky house reopened at Canterbury Museum in July 2008.

November 17, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Frontpage News - November 2016

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November 23, 2016  |  Frontpage News  |  National news