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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.

 

Waikato Placemaking project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A Waikato District Council project to reclaim public spaces for community use, using the diverse skills of knitting circles and prisoners, is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand...

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Waikato Healthy Rivers project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An innovative approach by Waikato Regional Council to improving water quality in the Waikato and Waipa Rivers is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Our Coromandel magazine a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A high-end glossy magazine produced by Thames-Coromandel District Council each summer to engage with absentee ratepayers is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Moturoa/Rabbit Island management plan a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An innovative approach to reviewing Moturoa/Rabbit Island’s reserve management plan (RMP) has made Tasman District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Queenstown winter roading report a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

An early morning roading report provided to thousands of motorists during winter months by Queenstown Lakes District Council is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

June 13, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

Transformation Taita project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

A Hutt City Council project to transform recreational and educational opportunities for young people in Taita is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ policy priorities to inform election manifesto

New Zealand’s infrastructure, community resilience and how we respond to increasing impacts on our environment will be key areas of focus for local government in the coming three years. 

June 6, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Freshwater Symposium shows commitment to water improvement

A Freshwater Symposium hosted by Local Government New Zealand last week showed there is a strong platform for improving freshwater quality in New Zealand. 

June 6, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Report back on fluoridation Bill highlights funding issue

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Health Committee’s report on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill and looks forward to its progress through Parliament.

May 31, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Methven Hosts Community Boards Conference

The small mid Canterbury town of Methven was on show last week as more than 200 Community Board, local and national government representatives from throughout New Zealand gathered for the...

May 16, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Tourism infrastructure funding boost a step in the right direction

Local Government New Zealand says the Tourism Infrastructure Fund of $102m over four years announced today is a welcome contribution towards meeting the country’s tourism infrastructure needs. 

May 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Havelock North report provides useful guidance for water management

Local Government New Zealand says the report into the Havelock North water contamination inquiry released yesterday makes an important contribution to water management practice in New Zealand. 

May 11, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - April 2017

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April 20, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  Local news

Council consultation wins New Zealand Planning Institute’s Best Practice Award

Palmerston North City Council, Opus International Consultants and Green Infrastructural Services have won the New Zealand Planning Institute’s Best Practice Award for their consultation on the He Ara Kotahi pedestrian/cycle...

April 18, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Mutual mentor plan to inspire leaders

Marlborough's mayor and an 18-year-old former college student have joined forces to help inspire leadership talents in each other.

April 11, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news