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Local government urges national action on climate change

Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and...

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions for key issues

Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election...

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Pathways to the prosperity of our communities

LGNZ President Lawrence Yule's opening address to the 2017 LGNZ Conference

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government to debate four remits and elect new President at AGM

The local government sector will voted on four issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 25 July.  There is a focus on litter legislation, local...

July 21, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ election manifesto calls for joint approach to managing risk and resilience

Local Government New Zealand is urging an incoming government to commit to a collaborative approach and urgent action to manage the risks posed to New Zealand communities from extreme weather...

July 18, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

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