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Queenstown winter roading report a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An early morning roading report provided to thousands of motorists during winter months by Queenstown Lakes District Council is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

June 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Freshwater Symposium shows commitment to water improvement

A Freshwater Symposium hosted by Local Government New Zealand last week showed there is a strong platform for improving freshwater quality in New Zealand. 

June 6, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ policy priorities to inform election manifesto

New Zealand’s infrastructure, community resilience and how we respond to increasing impacts on our environment will be key areas of focus for local government in the coming three years. 

June 6, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Report back on fluoridation Bill highlights funding issue

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Health Committee’s report on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill and looks forward to its progress through Parliament.

May 31, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Havelock North report provides useful guidance for water management

Local Government New Zealand says the report into the Havelock North water contamination inquiry released yesterday makes an important contribution to water management practice in New Zealand. 

May 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Tourism infrastructure funding boost a step in the right direction

Local Government New Zealand says the Tourism Infrastructure Fund of $102m over four years announced today is a welcome contribution towards meeting the country’s tourism infrastructure needs. 

May 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes ‘Better urban planning’ report’s call for a wider funding toolbox

The Productivity Commission’s new report into New Zealand’s urban planning system which highlights the need for councils in high growth areas to have access to more tools to fund infrastructure...

March 29, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Second New Zealand China Mayoral Forum to strengthen relationship

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to be hosting the second New Zealand China Mayoral Forum in Wellington this year, following the successful inaugural event of 2015. 

March 27, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Nelson freedom camping areas coming to a close 1 April

With the busy tourism period coming to an end, Nelson’s temporary inner city freedom camping areas are due to close on 1 April 2017.

March 20, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ launches Water 2050 to develop cohesive water policy

Local Government New Zealand has launched a new piece of work to create a comprehensive framework that brings freshwater issues and water infrastructure into a coherent policy.

March 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news