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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:

Helen Mexted, Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy on 029 924 1221 or helen.mexted@lgnz.co.nz

If you would like to receive our media releases, please contact Amanda Boyd.

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

 

LGNZ congratulates supermarkets on plastic bag action

Local Government New Zealand congratulates supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs for their decisive action on single use plastic bags. 

October 10, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ media briefing, 12 September 2017

 

September 28, 2017  |  Quarterly Media Briefings  |  National news

World Rivers Day heralds boost for water quality data

Understanding and improving our waterways requires high quality information and communities can now access the latest on their rivers, lakes and streams thanks to fresh data available today.  World Rivers...

September 24, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Climate change a top priority for a new government: LGNZ

Local government is calling for an incoming government to act quickly on climate change to ensure New Zealand communities are well prepared for rising sea levels and greater storm frequency. 

September 12, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Quake City – Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend, 16 & 17 September.

September 7, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council data good, league tables little value, LGNZ says

New “league tables” released by the Taxpayers Union provide useful data but reaching meaningful conclusions by comparing councils is difficult, Local Government New Zealand says. 

August 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Biodiversity report calls for coordinated approach

A national body incorporating both public and private interests to oversee New Zealand’s work to protect and improve our biodiversity could ensure efforts are coordinated and as effective as possible,...

August 17, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Labour’s high school driver licensing policy welcomed by local government

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s School Leavers' Toolkit, which includes a promise to introduce driving classes to all high school students. 

August 15, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Freshwater NPS a significant step forward

Local Government New Zealand acknowledges the latest set of changes to the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management announced today as a significant step forward for providing better water management.

August 9, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Productivity Commission notes central leadership needed on climate change

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Productivity Commission’s low emissions economy issues paper as another step towards greater action on climate change. 

August 9, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - August 2017

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August 3, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes call for independent climate change commission

Local Government New Zealand agrees with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s statement today that climate change is the “ultimate intergenerational issue” and requires a cross-party response that will outlive...

July 27, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government elects new President and votes on five remits at AGM

Local government has today elected a new Local Government New Zealand President, Dave Cull, to replace Lawrence Yule who steps down after nine years in the role.  

July 25, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

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