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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

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.

 

Time running out to have your say: Vote now!

Voting is underway for the 2016 local elections and Local Government New Zealand is encouraging voters to have their say while there is still time.

September 28, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New dog rules to support safer communities

New dog control measures announced today will give those at the forefront of animal management better tools for dealing with high-risk dogs, Local Government New Zealand says.

September 22, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Don’t run out of time, vote early on ‘Vote Day’

Voting packs have been sent to enrolled voters and to make sure you have your say Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their papers well before polls close.

September 22, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

World Rivers Day a chance to talk water

World Rivers Day will be acknowledged globally this weekend and to mark the occasion Local Government New Zealand is hosting a major issues seminar to discuss the role councils play...

September 19, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

JUCY joins freedom camping trial

Kiwi campervan company JUCY Rentals has joined a trial aimed at ensuring freedom campers act responsibly while travelling in New Zealand.

September 14, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Programme to show and grow council performance kicks off

A new programme aimed at lifting and demonstrating the value of local government kicked off this week, with the first council undergoing independent assessment.

September 14, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

New approaches for managing risk needed

Local Government New Zealand says local authorities need to consider innovative approaches to risk management to protect community assets from natural hazards and disasters.

September 14, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Voting to open for 2016 local government elections

New Zealanders need to make their vote count in the upcoming local council elections if they want to influence how their regions are led and governed, says Local Government New...

September 13, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Kids voting involves next generation

It’s not just eligible adults who will be casting their votes in this year’s local elections.

September 6, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New app for voters in October elections

Shortlisting your local election candidates just got easier, thanks to a new digital app from Christchurch City Council.

September 6, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Opposition to local government reforms voiced

Councils from across the country have voiced their strong opposition to reforms which would threaten local democracy and the ongoing viability of some councils if enacted.

September 1, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Big contests across New Zealand as elections loom

There will be keen competition in many New Zealand communities in the upcoming local authority elections.

August 31, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

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