Date updated: 23 June 2017
Published: June 2, 2017
This Policy Statement sets out how LGNZ will work on behalf of our members to ensure they have the policy tools and levers to prepare for and meet the challenges facing New Zealand and its communities.
Published: August 9, 2016
LGNZ commissioned a paper which takes a high-level look at the interrelationships between the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA), the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (LTMA). It comments on the coherence of the statutory framework for local government and on how this statutory framework is holding up in the face of current challenges.
Published: July 26, 2016
LGNZ has released Planning our future, an eight point programme of action designed to address a range of important issues with New Zealand's resource management system with the aim of furthering discussion about what would best suit the country's needs in the coming decade.
Published: July 26, 2016
This guide was prepared for LGNZ during the development of the business case for a Local Government Risk Agency.
Published: July 25, 2016
How New Zealand faces up to dramatic changes over the next 30 years is the focus of a major programme of work launched by Local Government New Zealand.
Published: January 14, 2016
The Government has publicly released data which will assist its agencies – and the social sector - to better understand the needs of the most vulnerable New Zealanders.
Published: December 18, 2015
Published: December 15, 2015
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released its initial discussion document in its ‘blue skies’ review of the resource management system.
LGNZ announced the initiative at the beginning of September, establishing a cross-sector group of experts and practitioners to undertake a first principles review of New Zealand’s environmental management framework. A final report will be published during 2016.
Published: September 30, 2015
LGNZ has released its 3 Waters project position paper "Improving New Zealand's water, Wastewater and Stormwater Sector" and is seeking feedback from the local government sector as part of a consultation process.
This paper represents the next stage in the 3 Waters project to better understand the state of three waters infrastructure, the challenges that lie ahead and options for delivering a best practice water infrastructure system.
Published: September 3, 2015
LGNZ's major transport study, Mobilising the Regions, highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness.