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Huge support for levy on single use plastic bags

Local Government New Zealand has today sent a letter to Associate Minister for the Environment Hon Scott Simpson calling for the Government to introduce a levy on single use plastic...

July 17, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government assessments to show and grow council value released

Local Government New Zealand congratulates the first councils to have been assessed through the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. 

July 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board releases first council reports

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the first set of council assessments and grades. 

July 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Housing Infrastructure Fund a step forward for growth areas, LGNZ says

Local Government New Zealand says the announcement of the projects to be funded through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund signals an important step in helping councils manage their growth. 

July 12, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Reputation research shows importance of local government increasing

Kiwis are becoming increasingly aware of the important role local government plays in the performance of the country as a whole, new research commissioned by Local Government New Zealand shows. 

June 30, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

NZ First’s Campaign for the Regions shows welcome commitment: LGNZ

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. 

June 26, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ welcomes new move to deal with end-of-life tyres

A new National Environmental Standard to deal with New Zealand’s millions of waste tyres is an excellent step towards reducing the harmful impacts of used tyres. 

June 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Future-focused plan for New Zealand’s infrastructure needed, LGNZ says

New Zealand’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and needs to be a key focus in the upcoming election, Local Government New Zealand says. 

June 21, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Transformation Taita project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people in Taita is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Moturoa/Rabbit Island management plan a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An innovative approach to reviewing Moturoa/Rabbit Island’s reserve management plan (RMP) has made Tasman District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news