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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:

Helen Mexted
Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy
029 924 1221
helen.mexted@lgnz.co.nz

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For useful information about Local Government in New Zealand, read our "Journalists' Guide to Local Government.

 

Wairoa District Council wastewater group highly commended in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Wairoa District Council has been highly commended in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018 for its innovative Wairoa Wastewater Stakeholder Group project.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Waipa and Waikato Council projects take honours in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Waipa District Council has been named among winners of the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018, with Waikato District Council and Waikato Mayoral Forum projects highly commended.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Innovative Northland council projects highly commended in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Innovative Northland Council projects to protect the region’s precious marine environment and to promote responsible dog ownership have been highly commended in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Community engagement wins Hawke’s Bay Councils commendations in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Strong community engagement has won two Hawke’s Bay council projects accolades in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Environmental honours for Wellington predator control project in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Wellington City Council’s Our Natural Capital programme, to protect the capital’s native biodiversity, is a winner in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Waipa District Council Heritage project a winner in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Waipa District Council’s innovative project to increase its community’s knowledge of its history is among winners of the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Rotorua Lakes Council takes top honours in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Innovative Rotorua Lakes Council projects have won two out of six categories and shared the overall Judges’ Choice Award at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Palmerston North City Council wins top honours in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Palmerston North City Council projects have won two out of six categories, and shared the overall Judges’ Choice Award in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Innovative projects recognised in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Palmerston North City Council and Rotorua Lakes Council have led the way at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

July 17, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government debates key issues at annual conference

LGNZ’s annual conference kicked off today with the Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting where thirteen policy remits were voted on.  This year remits focused on infrastructure and funding,...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Central and local government walking the same path on climate change adaptation strategy

Central and local government showed strong alignment on strategy for climate change adaptation as Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull and Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw shared...

July 16, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Revitalising democracy: LGNZ President Dave Cull’s opening address to the 2018 LGNZ Conference

Tena koutou katoa e hui hui mai nei

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Substantial review of local government funding welcome and needed

Local Government New Zealand is pleased with the terms of reference for the Productivity Commissions’ forthcoming inquiry into local government funding and finance which were launched by Minister of Finance...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Long-standing councillor honoured for contribution to local government

Local Government New Zealand has honoured Rotorua leader Cr Trevor Maxwell MZNM with the Minister of Local Government EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government.

July 16, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Bringing government back to the people - LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start Project Localism

Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities it is time to empower councils and communities themselves to make such decisions, Local Government New...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news