Local Government New Zealand is the strong voice for great local government

We are governed by our National Council, made up of 18 elected members from throughout New Zealand. Our purpose is to deliver our sector’s Vision: “Local democracy powering community and national success.”

We represent the national interests of councils in New Zealand and lead best practice in the local government sector. We provide advocacy and policy services, business support, advice and training to our members to assist them to build successful communities throughout New Zealand.

  • LGNZ National Council

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

  • National Council Committees

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

  • Membership representation

    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 and EquiP team

    LGNZ is made up of six 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. 

  • Our Partners

    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 conference and excellence awards

    LGNZ holds an annual conference and Excellence Awards.

  • Career opportunities

  • Life members

    Names and profiles of the LGNZ life members.

  • Annual reports

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

  • Annual General Meetings

    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.


  • LGNZ constitution

    Rules of Local Government New Zealand Association Inc (Trading as Local Government New Zealand)

Date updated: September 10, 2019 at 11:10 AM