Climate change reports show need for joint leadership and action

The findings of the climate change adaptation report released today confirm Local Government New Zealand’s longstanding policy and advocacy position that there is an urgent need for strong joint action to minimise the risks to the natural and built environment, the economy, and communities as a result of climate change. 

15 December 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Tourism Infrastructure Fund welcomed, but more sustainable funding needed

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers. 

15 December 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils facing tourism pressure would welcome visitor levy

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this.

 

7 December 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Drinking water report lacks detail on costs to communities

Local Government New Zealand says the second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry is a helpful addition to the ongoing debate about the state of New Zealand’s water quality and water infrastructure. It makes many suggestions for change but does not address the implementation costs associated with some of its suggestions.

6 December 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Education and primary industries on agenda at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. 

29 November 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year

Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. 

23 November 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Tourism a key focus at NZ and Chinese Mayoral talks

Tourism will feature as one of the key discussion points at next month’s New Zealand China Mayoral Forum.

14 November 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils highlight growth infrastructure as urgent issue

Local Government New Zealand says funding growth infrastructure is the highest priority for councils and welcomes the Government’s plans to review local government costs and revenue. 

13 November 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Chinese delegates to descend for mayoral talks

Chinese Mayors representing around 80 million citizens will gather in Wellington on 3-4 December for talks with their Kiwi counterparts.

2 November 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Water declaration reaffirms commitment to quality and signals cost issues

A local government leaders’ water declaration has been launched to further reiterate the sector’s commitment to lifting water quality and call on the new Government for greater action. 

25 October 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news