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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.

 

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

Housing Infrastructure Fund a step forward for growth areas, LGNZ says

Local Government New Zealand says the announcement of the projects to be funded through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund signals an important step in helping councils manage their growth. 

July 12, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Reputation research shows importance of local government increasing

Kiwis are becoming increasingly aware of the important role local government plays in the performance of the country as a whole, new research commissioned by Local Government New Zealand shows. 

June 30, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - July 2017

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July 13, 2017  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

NZ First’s Campaign for the Regions shows welcome commitment: LGNZ

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. 

June 26, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ welcomes new move to deal with end-of-life tyres

A new National Environmental Standard to deal with New Zealand’s millions of waste tyres is an excellent step towards reducing the harmful impacts of used tyres. 

June 22, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Future-focused plan for New Zealand’s infrastructure needed, LGNZ says

New Zealand’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and needs to be a key focus in the upcoming election, Local Government New Zealand says. 

June 21, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news

Broad range in 17 finalists for local government EXCELLENCE Awards

From a weed blitz to mountain biking and innovative economic strategy, finalists in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards span a broad range of outstanding council leadership initiatives. 

June 14, 2017  |  2017 Media Releases  |  National news