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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:

Daniel Webster
Senior Communications Advisor
022 524 1217
daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz

 



 

 

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Potential for Overseer to improve water quality

A report on whether a farm management tool used to calculate nutrient runoff could be used more widely to better inform water regulation is welcomed by LGNZ, who say that...

December 12, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Young and vulnerable shouldn’t shoulder sea-level rise burden

A report released this morning by the Deep South National Science Challenge supports LGNZ’s call for a national framework to deal with sea-level rise, saying that New Zealand’s youngest and...

December 6, 2018  |  Central & Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism  |  National news

Frontpage News - December 2018

There have been big announcements on water, housing, tourism and wellbeing over the last month, and LGNZ are asking the hard questions .

October 31, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Central & Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism

A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced today, will assist small communities struggling with the volume of tourists...

November 26, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils see Urban Development Authority as key to fixing housing woes

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of the Housing and Urban Development Authority, noting that housing affordability is a wicked problem for New Zealand that can only be tackled through a partnership...

November 24, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Plastic bag phase-out will help form better waste minimisation habits

LGNZ is delighted by the Associate Minister for the Environment’s announcement today of a six month phase-out period for single-use plastic bags.

November 24, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Government must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing

Local Government New Zealand is pleased the Government is starting a discussion to reinvigorate local decision making, but says a bold localist approach is needed to drive meaningful change.

November 20, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes drinking water reform, not silver bullet policy making

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s focus on drinking water reforms, but is urging officials not to shut the door on innovation by pursuing a policy of mandatory aggregation...

November 20, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ Media Briefing, 13 November 2018

LGNZ's fourth Quarterly Media Briefing of 2018 was held on Tuesday in Wellington, where LGNZ President Dave Cull, Sector Chair Doug Leeder and LGNZ Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy Jason Krupp...

November 15, 2018  |  Quarterly Media Briefings  |  National news

Local government releases position statement on three waters

LGNZ has released its position statement on three waters at its Quarterly Media Briefing today, calling on the Government to adopt four good public policy principles ahead of any reforms...

November 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity

The recently released Report of the Biodiversity Collaborative Group, which includes a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity, represents a useful addition to the policy toolbox to help halt...

November 9, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017.

November 9, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation...

November 6, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is one of seven key New Zealand organisations that have joined forces today to launch the Tiaki Promise, an initiative to encourage travellers, both domestic and...

November 1, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

New CouncilMARK™ reports show councils are on track to improve performance

The latest reports of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Tararua District Council.

October 31, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news