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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

Napier City Council wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a winner in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, topping the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Rotorua mountain biking strategy wins local government EXCELLENCE Award

Turning Rotorua into a globally recognised destination for mountain bikers has paid dividends for the city and surrounds in many ways. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Outgoing LGNZ President honoured for contribution to local government

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to award Lawrence Yule the Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government elects new President and votes on five remits at AGM

Local government has today elected a new Local Government New Zealand President, Dave Cull, to replace Lawrence Yule who steps down after nine years in the role.  

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news