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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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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

Tararua District Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Tararua District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

October 31, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - October 2018

In this edition of Frontpage News we focus on water, where there has been ongoing discussion around the three waters - drinking water, wastewater and stormwater - as well as...

October 31, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ releases new report for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees CouncilMARK™, the local government excellence programme, has today released a report containing ratings and assessments for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.

October 30, 2018  |  New CouncilMARK™ report shows Central Hawke's Bay on track to improve performance  |  National news

New CouncilMARK™ report shows Central Hawke's Bay on track to improve performance

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

October 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

3D mapping to enable better regional hazard, infrastructure planning

LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable extensive 3D elevation mapping of...

October 29, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy

LGNZ has welcomed the Government’s release of a report by GHD and Boffa Miskell into the costs of upgrading wastewater treatment plants, noting that it supports the sector’s call for...

October 24, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils, business vital partners in climate change adaptation

LGNZ President Dave Cull told delegates at the Climate Change and Business Conference this morning that while businesses have led the charge to quantify the financial impact of climate change...

October 10, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils welcome new freshwater toolkit

Regional and unitary councils have welcomed the announcement of the Government’s new work programme to further improve the quality of freshwater in New Zealand.

October 8, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news