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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

Depth of tourism infrastructure needs revealed

The full extent of the infrastructure investment needed so communities can keep up with unprecedented tourism growth has been highlighted through a recent survey of local government.

March 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

New group to work on big issues in local government

A new policy group to advise local government on the big issues facing communities nationwide will bring together a diverse and capable team.

March 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Coherent and connected water policy needed, LGNZ says

A new approach to water policy is needed to ensure community expectations and government standards can be better met, Local Government New Zealand says.

February 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

More cops a much needed step

A commitment from the Government for more police for rural and provincial New Zealand will help alleviate pressures small communities have been facing from a shortage of police staff.

February 3, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

ACT’s housing ideas have merit, LGNZ says

Housing is one of the most significant issues facing New Zealanders and Local Government New Zealand agrees with ACT Party leader David Seymour that new approaches are needed to ensure...

January 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Call for greater tourism funding for communities welcomed

Federated Farmers adding its voice to the call for more central government funding for tourism infrastructure is welcomed by Local Government New Zealand. 

January 24, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news