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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
022 524 1217
joe.dawson@lgnz.co.nz

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Civil defence review offers useful recommendations

A new report released by Minister for Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi recommending changes to how emergencies are managed in New Zealand lays a solid foundation for work to improve...

January 18, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - December 2017

Good morning,

December 15, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Tourism Infrastructure Fund welcomed, but more sustainable funding needed

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers. 

December 15, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Climate change reports show need for joint leadership and action

The findings of the climate change adaptation report released today confirm Local Government New Zealand’s longstanding policy and advocacy position that there is an urgent need for strong joint action...

December 15, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ media briefing, 7 December 2017

LGNZ's final Quarterly Media Briefing of 2017 was held on Thursday 7 December in Wellington. LGNZ President Dave Cull was joined by CouncilMARK Independent Assessment Board chair Toby Stevenson and...

December 11, 2017  |  Quarterly Media Briefings  |  National news

Councils facing tourism pressure would welcome visitor levy

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this. 

December 7, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Drinking water report lacks detail on costs to communities

Local Government New Zealand says the second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry is a helpful addition to the ongoing debate about the state of New Zealand’s water...

December 6, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Education and primary industries on agenda at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. 

November 29, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year

Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. 

November 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - November 2017

Good morning,

November 21, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

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