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Local government releases position statement on three waters

LGNZ has released its position statement on three waters at its Quarterly Media Briefing today, calling on the Government to adopt four good public policy principles ahead of any reforms...

November 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017.

November 9, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity

The recently released Report of the Biodiversity Collaborative Group, which includes a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity, represents a useful addition to the policy toolbox to help halt...

November 9, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation...

November 6, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is one of seven key New Zealand organisations that have joined forces today to launch the Tiaki Promise, an initiative to encourage travellers, both domestic and...

November 1, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Tararua District Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has been released today for Tararua District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

October 31, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

New CouncilMARK™ reports show councils are on track to improve performance

The latest reports of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Tararua District Council.

October 31, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

New CouncilMARK™ report shows Central Hawke's Bay on track to improve performance

The latest report of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. The report and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

October 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

3D mapping to enable better regional hazard, infrastructure planning

LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable extensive 3D elevation mapping of...

October 29, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy

LGNZ has welcomed the Government’s release of a report by GHD and Boffa Miskell into the costs of upgrading wastewater treatment plants, noting that it supports the sector’s call for...

October 24, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news