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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.

 

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

Selling the Dream back for a limited run

Selling the Dream a retro exhibition of original classic New Zealand tourism posters created by leading commercial artists between the 1920s and 1960s opens on Saturday (19 November) for a...

November 15, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

LGNZ backs call for more responsibility for local government

Local Government New Zealand is welcoming a new report calling for greater clarity in the roles and responsibilities of local and central government in New Zealand.

November 21, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Questions remain over resource management Bill

The Government has announced this afternoon several policy directions that have been agreed with the Maōri Party on changes to the Resource Management Act.

November 10, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ supports call for tourism GST to be reinvested in the regions

Local Government New Zealand supports Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s (TIA) call for the Government to release more GST collected from tourism growth to the regions. 

November 1, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Taranaki 2nd Best Region in the World to Visit in 2017 says Lonely Planet

Taranaki’s civic leaders have welcomed the announcement that travel bible Lonely Planet has judged Taranaki the world’s second best region to visit in 2017.

October 25, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news

New board members bring top skills to Local Government Excellence Programme

Mr Albert Brantley

October 19, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Lift in voter turnout provides good foundation for future engagement

Local Government New Zealand says a rise in voters in cities has compensated for a drop in rural and provincial areas in this year’s local elections to bring turnout slightly...

October 12, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Research shows resource management system needs work

A new report into the performance of the resource management system further highlights the need for reform, and complements work Local Government New Zealand is presently progressing and work recently completed.

September 30, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Watercare recognised as a leader in risk management

Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram

September 19, 2016  |  Local wins  |  Local news