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Ashburton Policy Advisor wins LGNZ award

Passion is what drives Rachel Thomas in her work with local government, and after being awarded 2016 LGNZ Top Student for Local Government paper, she can now celebrate that passion...

January 16, 2017  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New online guide to safe swimming launched

New Zealanders are being encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting their favourite swimming spots this summer.

December 19, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Community vision project aims for broad reach

Source: Chris Thompson, Flickr IMG_0755

December 14, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Draft meth contamination standard welcomed

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the new draft Standard for testing and decontaminating properties contaminated by methamphetamine.

December 13, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Local Government New Zealand welcomes new Prime Minister

Local Government New Zealand congratulates new Prime Minister the Hon Bill English and says it is looking forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with the Government under its...

December 12, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

New National Council for Local Government New Zealand confirmed

Local Government New Zealand has announced the formation of its new National Council who met for the first time this week to discuss priorities for the coming triennium.

December 9, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Resurgence in Maori Wardens

Taumarunui residents can all feel a bit safer with seven Maori Wardens being presented their Warrant Cards by Mayor Don Cameron at a special ceremony at Council last month.

December 8, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  Local news

Kaikoura quake highlights need for Risk Agency

The recent devastating Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks has once again brought into sharp relief the need for New Zealand to be better prepared for natural disasters. 

December 6, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Climate change a major issue for councils and communities

Helping Kiwi communities understand the implications of life in a changing climate will be a major focus for Local Government New Zealand in the coming triennium and beyond.

December 6, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes proposed tourism infrastructure fund

Local Government New Zealand welcomes a new report into the funding of tourism infrastructure which further highlights the need for greater investment to ensure sustainable growth of New Zealand’s largest industry.

December 2, 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news