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 between all stakeholders.

 

6 November 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 international, to respect New Zealand’s environment and travel safely.

 

1 November 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.

 

31 October 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.

31 October 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.  All reports and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

 

30 October 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 New Zealand’s regions.

 

29 October 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 a targeted policy response to help small rural councils pay for hard infrastructure upgrades. 

24 October 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils, business vital partners in climate change adaptation

LGNZ President Dave Cull told delegates at the Climate Change and Business Conference this morning that while businesses have led the charge to quantify the financial impact of climate change on their balance sheets, they need to expand their risk awareness to whether they will be able to operate at all.  

10 October 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils welcome new freshwater toolkit

Regional and unitary councils have welcomed the announcement of the Government’s new work programme to further improve the quality of freshwater in New Zealand.

 

8 October 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Government urged to keep an open mind on water

Local Government New Zealand is urging central government to keep its policy options open, and work collaboratively with local government to find the best solution so that New Zealanders continue...

19 September 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news