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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.

 

Communities given choice with Shop Trading Hours Bill

Local Government New Zealand says letting local communities determine whether shops can open on Easter Sunday is a win for local decision-making.

August 26, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Enrolment push for Kiwi voters

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging Kiwis to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2016 local government elections.

August 24, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

CEs commit to code for safer shipping in ports and harbours

Chief executives of New Zealand’s port companies, councils and Maritime New Zealand have committed to a revised, national port and harbour marine code to make shipping in commercial harbours safer.

August 22, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Planning report supports LGNZ’s thinking

The Productivity Commission’s new report on urban planning contains many good suggestions for improving the ways New Zealand cities are planned, Local Government New Zealand says.

August 19, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Fund launched to assist regions’ tourism facilities

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund launched today as a good start to helping communities develop small scale infrastructure that will...

August 18, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New approach to cracking down on freedom campers

Local government and Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) are partnering to launch a freedom camping infringements trial in response to campervan rental hirers who break freedom camping laws.

August 15, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Wellingtonians say public transport has got a lot better

Wellingtonians have voted a big lift in their satisfaction with public transport in 2015/2016 and a steep increase in train customers over this period backs this up.

August 9, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Velodrome progresses under joint Council partnership

Nelson-Tasman’s new premiere cycling venue, the Saxton Velodrome, is taking shape at Saxton Field, as the Nelson City and Tasman District councils approach 40 years of working together on the...

August 9, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Arts support and funding gets boost from Creative NZ

As part of the Regional Arts Pilot (RAP) Thames-Coromandel District Council has been allocated extra funding for the Creative Communities Scheme specifically for those artists and arts organisations who have...

August 9, 2016  |   |  Local news

Frontpage News - August 2016

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August 8, 2016  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Local government bill poses threat to local democracy

Local Government New Zealand says current proposals to reform the Local Government Act have the potential to threaten local democracy and the ongoing sustainability of some councils if enacted.

July 29, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

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