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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.

 

Climate change a top priority for a new government: LGNZ

Local government is calling for an incoming government to act quickly on climate change to ensure New Zealand communities are well prepared for rising sea levels and greater storm frequency. 

September 12, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Quake City – Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend, 16 & 17 September.

September 7, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council data good, league tables little value, LGNZ says

New “league tables” released by the Taxpayers Union provide useful data but reaching meaningful conclusions by comparing councils is difficult, Local Government New Zealand says. 

August 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Biodiversity report calls for coordinated approach

A national body incorporating both public and private interests to oversee New Zealand’s work to protect and improve our biodiversity could ensure efforts are coordinated and as effective as possible,...

August 17, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Labour’s high school driver licensing policy welcomed by local government

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s School Leavers' Toolkit, which includes a promise to introduce driving classes to all high school students. 

August 15, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Freshwater NPS a significant step forward

Local Government New Zealand acknowledges the latest set of changes to the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management announced today as a significant step forward for providing better water management.

August 9, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Productivity Commission notes central leadership needed on climate change

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Productivity Commission’s low emissions economy issues paper as another step towards greater action on climate change. 

August 9, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - August 2017

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August 3, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission

Local Government New Zealand agrees with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s statement today that climate change is the “ultimate intergenerational issue” and requires a cross-party response that will outlive...

July 27, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government elects new President and votes on five remits at AGM

Local government has today elected a new Local Government New Zealand President, Dave Cull, to replace Lawrence Yule who steps down after nine years in the role.  

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Outgoing LGNZ President honoured for contribution to local government

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to award Lawrence Yule the Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Rotorua mountain biking strategy wins local government EXCELLENCE Award

Turning Rotorua into a globally recognised destination for mountain bikers has paid dividends for the city and surrounds in many ways. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Napier City Council wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a winner in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, topping the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Palmerston North Green Corridors project wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

The environmental gains that can be made over the long term and through the dedication of many have reaped rewards for Palmerston North City Council. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Waikato roading alliance wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Speeding up the time it takes to get contractors onto roading work is one of the key successes of the Waikato District Alliance, winner of the Chorus EXCELLENCE Award for...

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news