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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

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

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

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

Transformation Taita project wins local government EXCELLENCE Award

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people, has won the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

“Brilliant” West Coast brand wins EXCELLENCE Award

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has now seen it win in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

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

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