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LGNZ work reveals billions at risk from sea level rise

New Zealand’s local government sector stands on the front line in the fight against climate change, according to the initial findings of a new report, which shows that billions of...

September 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Symposium explores challenges and opportunities of climate change

Attendees at LGNZ’s Climate Change Symposium in Wellington on Friday 7 September will discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change facing New Zealand communities now and in the future.

September 5, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

A long-term approach recognised to transition to a low-emissions economy

The Productivity Commission's final report reflects Local Government New Zealand's submission that good quality compact urban form, combined with good public transport, can contribute to the reduction of emissions.

September 4, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Steps to improve nationwide emergency management capability welcomed

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s response today on delivering better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies, having taken the Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) recommendations to put safety and wellbeing of...

August 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

New council assessments show sound council performance

The latest reports of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have released today for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council.

August 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board releases latest council reports

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has released today the reports of council assessments and ratings for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council.

August 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Councils back the Government’s waste work programme

Local Government New Zealand are pleased to see a waste work programme announced today by the Associate Minister for the Environment will aim to address waste issues that councils have...

August 20, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Boost for tourism infrastructure in hotspot regions

Local Government New Zealand welcomes this morning’s announcement from the Government that $8.5 million in responsible camping infrastructure and initiatives will be implemented ahead of the 2018/19 peak season, as...

August 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government welcome action on single-use plastic bags

LGNZ welcome this morning’s announcement by the Government on action towards phasing out the use of single-use plastic bags.

August 10, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Package of options needed to fund local tourism infrastructure

LGNZ President Dave Cull has at this morning’s Quarterly Media Briefing congratulated the government on recognising that tourists should contribute to the costs of the infrastructure they use, however LGNZ...

August 7, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news