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Long-standing councillor honoured for contribution to local government

Local Government New Zealand has honoured Rotorua leader Cr Trevor Maxwell MZNM with the Minister of Local Government EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government.

July 16, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government debates key issues at annual conference

LGNZ’s annual conference kicked off today with the Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting where thirteen policy remits were voted on.  This year remits focused on infrastructure and funding,...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Substantial review of local government funding welcome and needed

Local Government New Zealand is pleased with the terms of reference for the Productivity Commissions’ forthcoming inquiry into local government funding and finance which were launched by Minister of Finance...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Revitalising democracy: LGNZ President Dave Cull’s opening address to the 2018 LGNZ Conference

Tena koutou katoa e hui hui mai nei

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Bringing government back to the people - LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start Project Localism

Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities it is time to empower councils and communities themselves to make such decisions, Local Government New...

July 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government meets to debate key issues at annual conference

This weekend close to 600 local and central government members will meet for the annual LGNZ Conference in Christchurch.

July 12, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Changes to consultation requirements in Health Act supported by LGNZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s announcements today that it is amending the Health Act to enable speedier consultation on new drinking water standards.

July 5, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

National approach to identifying high risk catchments makes sense

Local Government New Zealand has today supported the Government’s response to the Land and Water Forum’s recommendations on its national approach to identifying high risk catchments.

June 26, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Government’s changes to rates rebate a big help for retirees

LGNZ welcomes the implementation of new legislation from 1 July 2018 that allows eligible retirement village residents to apply to their local council for a rates rebate.

June 25, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Proposed international visitor conservation and tourism levy a step forward

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement today, in its announcement of a proposed International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy, that visitors who use community facilities should contribute to the cost of...

June 15, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news