About

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) provides the vision and voice for local democracy in Aotearoa. We have a bold ambition to create the most active and inclusive local democracy in the world.

We support and advocate for councils across New Zealand, ensuring the needs and priorities of their communities and residents are heard loud and clear at the highest levels of central government.

We empower councils who know their communities best and support them to thrive – culturally, economically, socially and environmentally.

We’re led by a National Council of elected Mayors from across New Zealand and our focus is on being future-fit, proactive and inclusive in all that we do – from policy development, advocacy and story-telling, to supporting capability building through advice, consultancy and training.

In the face of enormous societal change and radical reform in the sector, LGNZ has developed a new strategy to help shape and catalyse that change in a way that positively impacts councils and their communities.

The LGNZ National Council is the elected leadership of LGNZ. This page contains photos and bios for each National Council member.

To guide best practice governance, the Local Government New Zealand National Council has eight sub committees in place.

Membership of LGNZ is divided into zones and sectors.  In this section you will find information about these groups, including contact details for chairs and administrators.

LGNZ is made up of three areas - all of which strive to make LGNZ the best organisation it can be. 

Read our staff bios and learn more about us here at LGNZ. 

LGNZ is delighted to announce the Preferred Partners programme, a new associate membership giving recognition to LGNZ supporters who work with the local government sector.

This new programme highlights companies and organisations that deliver sector value to local government in New Zealand, as part of LGNZ’s on-going commitment to supporting members to strengthen governance and performance.

LGNZ holds an annual conference and Excellence Awards.

Names and profiles of the LGNZ life members.

Comprehensive annual reports on the activities and performance of Local Government New Zealand. 

Useful information about LGNZ's Annual General Meeting including remit, voting and delegate procedures. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of member authorities is held annually as part of the LGNZ conference.

 

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