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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
029 924 1221
helen.mexted@lgnz.co.nz

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

 

Local government meets to debate key issues at annual conference

This weekend close to 600 local and central government members will meet for the annual LGNZ Conference in Christchurch.

July 12, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Changes to consultation requirements in Health Act supported by LGNZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s announcements today that it is amending the Health Act to enable speedier consultation on new drinking water standards.

July 5, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

National approach to identifying high risk catchments makes sense

Local Government New Zealand has today supported the Government’s response to the Land and Water Forum’s recommendations on its national approach to identifying high risk catchments.

June 26, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Government’s changes to rates rebate a big help for retirees

LGNZ welcomes the implementation of new legislation from 1 July 2018 that allows eligible retirement village residents to apply to their local council for a rates rebate.

June 25, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - June 2018

In Frontpage News this month, there is an update on the latest report due out of LGNZ's Water 2050 project, which focuses on the cost and funding of water infrastructure.

May 7, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Proposed international visitor conservation and tourism levy a step forward

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement today, in its announcement of a proposed International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy, that visitors who use community facilities should contribute to the cost of...

June 15, 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

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

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

Gisborne’s WTF Tairawhiti campaign a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The innovative WTF Tairawhiti campaign has won Gisborne District Council a finalist place in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018, in the Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement.

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Hawke’s Bay council projects are finalists in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Strong leadership and community engagement has won three Hawke’s Bay councils finalist places in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018.

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Innovative Northland council projects finalists in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Innovative projects to protect the region’s precious marine environment and to promote responsible dog ownership have won two Northland councils finalist places in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Kaikōura District Council Hospo Project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Kaikōura District Council’s project to bring local businesses together to feed infrastructure recovery workers is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards 2018, in the Fulton Hogan...

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Kāpiti Arts Trail among finalists in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Commitment to supporting local artists through its flagship Kāpiti Arts Trail has won the Kāpiti Coast District Council a finalist place in the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards, in...

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news

Palmerston North City Council projects finalists in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Three Palmerston North City Council projects, including the innovative Junior Road Safety Park, are finalists in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

June 13, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  Local news