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Wairarapa councils unite for local employment
10 November 2023A collaboration between Masterton, Carterton, and South Wairarapa District Council's set to transform Wairarapa’s employment.
LGNZ urges transformative approach to tackle transport woes
17 August 2023LGNZ has announced five key actions to address the critical challenges confronting the nation's transport network.
Hastings District Council wins the Supreme Award at LGNZ's SuperLocal conference
28 July 2023Hastings District Council has emerged as the overall winner at the LGNZ annual conference.
Council stories: local democracy in action
When people think about local government, they often think of roading, rubbish and rates, but councils deliver much more.
Te Ara Ātea
Aotearoa has grown a lot over the past few years, but there’s one place that’s grown quickest of all. Canterbury’s Selwyn District
Porirua streamside planting project
Porirua has 588 kilometres of streams. To put that in perspective, the drive from Wellington to Hamilton is about 523 kilometres.