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News & Media

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:

Joe Dawson, Communications Advisor on 022 524 1217 or joe.dawson@lgnz.co.nz

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For useful information about Local Government in New Zealand, read our "Journalists' Guide to Local Government.

 

Outgoing LGNZ President honoured for contribution to local government

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to award Lawrence Yule the Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Rotorua mountain biking strategy wins local government EXCELLENCE Award

Turning Rotorua into a globally recognised destination for mountain bikers has paid dividends for the city and surrounds in many ways. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Napier City Council wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a winner in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, topping the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Palmerston North Green Corridors project wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

The environmental gains that can be made over the long term and through the dedication of many have reaped rewards for Palmerston North City Council. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Waikato roading alliance wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Speeding up the time it takes to get contractors onto roading work is one of the key successes of the Waikato District Alliance, winner of the Chorus EXCELLENCE Award for...

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

“Brilliant” West Coast brand wins EXCELLENCE Award

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has now seen it win in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Transformation Taita project wins local government EXCELLENCE Award

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people, has won the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement. 

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Pathways to the prosperity of our communities

LGNZ President Lawrence Yule's opening address to the 2017 LGNZ Conference

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions for key issues

Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election...

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government urges national action on climate change

Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and...

July 23, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government to debate four remits and elect new President at AGM

The local government sector will voted on four issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 25 July.  There is a focus on litter legislation, local...

July 21, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ election manifesto calls for joint approach to managing risk and resilience

Local Government New Zealand is urging an incoming government to commit to a collaborative approach and urgent action to manage the risks posed to New Zealand communities from extreme weather...

July 18, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Huge support for levy on single use plastic bags

Local Government New Zealand has today sent a letter to Associate Minister for the Environment Hon Scott Simpson calling for the Government to introduce a levy on single use plastic...

July 17, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ Independent Assessment Board releases first council reports

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the first set of council assessments and grades. 

July 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government assessments to show and grow council value released

Local Government New Zealand congratulates the first councils to have been assessed through the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. 

July 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news