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Four Waikato Council projects among finalists in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The new Ngaruawahia-to-Horotiu cycleway and Perry Bridge are among four Waikato council projects named as finalists in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018.

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Auckland community engagement programme a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An innovative approach to community engagement has won Manurewa and Papakura Local Boards a finalist place in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018, in the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE...

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Innovative projects feature in local government EXCELLENCE Awards

From a world-leading programme to locate library services in a DHB health hub, to innovative economic, environmental and arts strategies, finalists in the 2018 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE...

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Summit explores solutions to New Zealand’s water issues

Attendees at LGNZ’s Water Summit in Wellington over the next two days will discuss potential solutions to improve New Zealand’s freshwater and three waters delivery.

May 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Water quality framework needs improvement says LGNZ

LGNZ’s Water 2050: Quality – Review of the framework for water quality discussion paper released today has identified three key issues for New Zealand’s framework for water quality, and points...

May 30, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ releases Mackenzie District Council’s report

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the Mackenzie District Council assessment report.  Mackenzie District received a B rating.

May 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Mackenzie District Council receives B CouncilMARK™ rating

Communities are being served well by the Mackenzie District Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows.

May 28, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

CCATWG report a step in the right direction

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group’s final report on how New Zealand can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

May 24, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes Productivity Commission review into local government funding

LGNZ President Dave Cull welcomes Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s announcement today that there will be a Productivity Commission inquiry into local government funding.

May 11, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Predicted tourism boom could push infrastructure to breaking point

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that new forecasts predicting an international visitor increase of 37% to 5.1 million annually by 2024 will be a great boost to regional economies across...

May 8, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news