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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.

 

NZ First’s Campaign for the Regions shows welcome commitment: LGNZ

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. 

June 26, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ welcomes new move to deal with end-of-life tyres

A new National Environmental Standard to deal with New Zealand’s millions of waste tyres is an excellent step towards reducing the harmful impacts of used tyres. 

June 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Future-focused plan for New Zealand’s infrastructure needed, LGNZ says

New Zealand’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and needs to be a key focus in the upcoming election, Local Government New Zealand says. 

June 21, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Broad range in 17 finalists for local government EXCELLENCE Awards

From a weed blitz to mountain biking and innovative economic strategy, finalists in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards span a broad range of outstanding council leadership initiatives. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Napier City Vision project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Selwyn’s Izone industrial park a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Creation of New Zealand’s largest fully consented and development-ready industrial park has made Selwyn District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Untamed natural wilderness brand a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has made it a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Mountain bike strategy a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A highly successful strategy to make Rotorua a globally recognised mountain bike destination is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Hauraki’s Toward 2025 strategy a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An updated economic development strategy combining a strong international focus with community consultation and alignment with council planning processes has made Hauraki District Council a finalist in the Local Government...

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Hastings Papakainga policy a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A new Papakainga housing development policy, opening the way for utilisation of Māori land, has seen Hastings District Council named a finalist in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)...

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Rototuna Reservoir project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A new 24 million litre reservoir that boosts Hamilton’s ability to cope with emergencies is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Waikato’s roading alliance a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The country’s largest roading alliance, set up by Waikato District Council and dramatically improving response times, is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Waikato’s velvetleaf blitz project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An intensive blitz on invasive weed velvetleaf by Waikato Regional Council is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Palmerston North green corridors project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A 16-year project partnering Palmerston North City Council with the community to establish green corridors of native plants from the Tararua Ranges through to Palmerston North City and the Manawatū...

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Southland dairy effluent project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A partnership between Environment Southland and major dairy industry players to support farmers needing to improve effluent management practices is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE...

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news