Local democracy’s vision and voice
We champion, advocate for and support the work of councils across Aotearoa New Zealand.Find out more
Making sure every New Zealander can participate. Discover what local government in New Zealand is all about.
Championing our local communities and influencing Central Government. Learn about our policy and advocacy work.
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Call for fair play on Māori wards
5 February 2024LGNZ is calling on the Government to play fair on Māori wards and constituencies.
LGNZ debuts at pivotal Waitangi commemorations
2 February 2024For the first time, LGNZ will officially be represented at Waitangi commemorations.
Public supports new ways to pay for services and infrastructure
2 February 2024Local government’s call for more funding tools to deliver better services has been backed by strong public support.
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.