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Below you will find LGNZ’s media releases and news from the sector, you can filter your search by clicking on the options to the right.  For media enquiries please contact:

Daniel Webster
Senior Communications Advisor
022 524 1217
daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz

 



 

 

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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

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

Frontpage News - October 2018

In this edition of Frontpage News we focus on water, where there has been ongoing discussion around the three waters - drinking water, wastewater and stormwater - as well as...

October 31, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ releases new report for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees CouncilMARK™, the local government excellence programme, has today released a report containing ratings and assessments for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.

October 30, 2018  |  New CouncilMARK™ report shows Central Hawke's Bay on track to improve performance  |  National 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

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...

October 10, 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.

October 8, 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...

September 19, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - September 2018

In this edition of Frontpage News we take a look at the big issues in local government and round up recent media coverage across climate change, waste management, tourism infrastructure...

September 12, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

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