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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:

Jason Krupp
Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy
029 924 1221
jason.krupp@lgnz.co.nz

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

 



 

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Government urged to keep an open mind on water

Local Government New Zealand is urging central government to keep its policy options open, and work collaboratively with local government to find the best solution so that New Zealanders continue...

September 19, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - September 2018

In this edition of Frontpage News we take a look at the big issues in local government and round up recent media coverage across climate change, waste management, tourism infrastructure...

September 12, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise

New Zealand’s local government sector stands on the front line in the fight against climate change, according to the initial findings of a new report, which shows that billions of...

September 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Symposium explores challenges and opportunities of climate change

Attendees at LGNZ’s Climate Change Symposium in Wellington on Friday 7 September will discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change facing New Zealand communities now and in the future.

September 5, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

A long-term approach recognised to transition to a low-emissions economy

The Productivity Commission's final report reflects Local Government New Zealand's submission that good quality compact urban form, combined with good public transport, can contribute to the reduction of emissions.

September 4, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Steps to improve nationwide emergency management capability welcomed

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s response today on delivering better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies, having taken the Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) recommendations to put safety and wellbeing of...

August 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board releases latest council reports

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has released today the reports of council assessments and ratings for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council.

August 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

New council assessments show sound council performance

The latest reports of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have released today for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council.

August 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils back the Government’s waste work programme

Local Government New Zealand are pleased to see a waste work programme announced today by the Associate Minister for the Environment will aim to address waste issues that councils have...

August 20, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Better national reporting needed to understand compliance approaches to dairying

A Forest and Bird report released this week regarding Regional Council compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) of the dairy sector in 2016/17 shows the potential benefits of a national methodology...

August 16, 2018  |   |  National news

Boost for tourism infrastructure in hotspot regions

Local Government New Zealand welcomes this morning’s announcement from the Government that $8.5 million in responsible camping infrastructure and initiatives will be implemented ahead of the 2018/19 peak season, as...

August 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government welcome action on single-use plastic bags

LGNZ welcome this morning’s announcement by the Government on action towards phasing out the use of single-use plastic bags.

August 10, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ media briefing, 7 August 2018

LGNZ's third Quarterly Media Briefing of 2018 was held on Tuesday in Wellington. LGNZ President Dave Cull was joined by CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board chair Toby Stevenson and Local Government...

August 8, 2018  |  Quarterly Media Briefings  |  National news

Let’s get the facts straight on waste

LGNZ President Dave Cull has backed a WasteMINZ report calling for investigation into the broadening and progressive increase of New Zealand’s Waste Levy at this morning’s LGNZ Quarterly Media Briefing,...

August 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Package of options needed to fund local tourism infrastructure

LGNZ President Dave Cull has at this morning’s Quarterly Media Briefing congratulated the government on recognising that tourists should contribute to the costs of the infrastructure they use, however LGNZ...

August 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news