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News & Media

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:

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

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

 

Tourism a key focus at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Tourism will feature as one of the key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. 

November 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils highlight growth infrastructure as urgent issue

Local Government New Zealand says funding growth infrastructure is the highest priority for councils and welcomes the Government’s plans to review local government costs and revenue. 

November 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Chinese delegates to descend for mayoral talks

Chinese Mayors representing around 80 million citizens will gather in Wellington on 3-4 December for talks with their Kiwi counterparts. 

November 2, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Water declaration reaffirms commitment to quality and signals cost issues

A local government leaders’ water declaration has been launched to further reiterate the sector’s commitment to lifting water quality and call on the new Government for greater action. 

October 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes new Government, looks forward to productive relationship

Local Government New Zealand congratulates the incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and welcomes the new Labour-led government. 

October 20, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board releases new council reports

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the second set of council assessments and ratings.

October 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

New council assessments show councils performing strongly

The second round of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released and include the programme’s first AA rating.

October 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ congratulates supermarkets on plastic bag action

Local Government New Zealand congratulates supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs for their decisive action on single use plastic bags. 

October 10, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ media briefing, 12 September 2017

 

September 28, 2017  |  Quarterly Media Briefings  |  National news

World Rivers Day heralds boost for water quality data

Understanding and improving our waterways requires high quality information and communities can now access the latest on their rivers, lakes and streams thanks to fresh data available today.  World Rivers...

September 24, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Climate change a top priority for a new government: LGNZ

Local government is calling for an incoming government to act quickly on climate change to ensure New Zealand communities are well prepared for rising sea levels and greater storm frequency. 

September 12, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Quake City – Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend, 16 & 17 September.

September 7, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council data good, league tables little value, LGNZ says

New “league tables” released by the Taxpayers Union provide useful data but reaching meaningful conclusions by comparing councils is difficult, Local Government New Zealand says. 

August 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Biodiversity report calls for coordinated approach

A national body incorporating both public and private interests to oversee New Zealand’s work to protect and improve our biodiversity could ensure efforts are coordinated and as effective as possible,...

August 17, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Labour’s high school driver licensing policy welcomed by local government

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s School Leavers' Toolkit, which includes a promise to introduce driving classes to all high school students. 

August 15, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news