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 with the recognition of her colleagues, local government and the industry at large. 

16 January 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.

19 December 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Community vision project aims for broad reach

Funding for a collaborative project to define the sort of the communities people want to be living in 15-20 years into the future has been approved by the Whakatāne District Council’s Policy Committee.

14 December 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.

13 December 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 new leadership.

12 December 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.

9 December 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news

Resurgence in Maori Wardens

Ruapehu seeing resurgence in Maori Warden volunteers

8 December 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.

6 December 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.

6 December 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.

2 December 2016  |  2016 Media Releases  |  National news