LGNZ represents the interests of local authorities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

LGNZ is a membership body for councils/kaunihera across Aotearoa. All elected members are covered by their council’s/kaunihera membership.

In return, elected members gain benefit from LGNZ’s expertise, support and programmes providing benefit to the sector as a whole.

  • Membership benefits
    We advocate on your behalf and work to ensure all members are included, well-connected, supported and have the skills they need.
  • Inclusive democracy
    Active and inclusive participation is the bedrock of a strong democracy.
  • Groups & networks
    Enabling forums and groups where members can connect, network, share knowledge and be supported.