Thank you to the partners who supported us in the Vote2016 campaign.

LGNZ represents councils across the country and led a national campaign to encourage the best candidates to stand and to increase voter turnout at the October 2016 local elections.

But it’s not our campaign. Councils throughout New Zealand actively supported and promoteed Vote2016 in their districts, towns, cities and regions. Vote2016 also involved people in national agencies, organisations and businesses who have an interest in the best local government for New Zealand.

Mostly, Vote2016 is for New Zealanders. Local government touches every one of us, every day. Our communities, our businesses, our regions, our nation – all are stronger when Kiwis contribute to local elections, whether it is by standing or by voting. Vote2016 was a resounding voice for more participation in local elections.

LGNZ would like to thank all our partners for supporting Vote2016 and helping us to encourage voters and candidates to take part in the October 2016 local elections.



LGNZ had a number of Vote2016 major partners on board, including several Chambers of Commerce (Business Central, Canterbury Employers, Hutt and Taranaki) Creative NZ, Federated Farmers, Fish and Game NZ, Iwi Leaders Forum, Ministry for Women,, NZ Council for Infrastructure Development, Property Council New Zealand, PSA and NZME. 


Taking care of your interests

Everyone has a relationship with local government, even if it’s by paying rates or rent. In terms of business, the interest could be more direct. What local government does may impact on:

  • how and where you operate;
  • what you can and cannot do; and
  • your bottom line.

It’s our belief that local government and major stakeholders should work more closely together. We live and work in mutual communities and share areas of interest. It follows that we have a common interest in building the best local government for our communities and for the country. 

Opportunities for businesses to be involved

Vote2016 presented businesses with the opportunity to work at a national, regional or local level with LGNZ and local governments in a public good campaign that really matters.

Supporting Vote2016 through their communications and customer and member channels meant taking care of their own interests, as well as promoting the interests of their staff, community and their country.

Click here for a flyer that shows how the campaign was run.

Partner options

LGNZ partner options do not entail a financial contribution but rather business' support in promoting Vote2016 to potential candidates and/or, as appropriate, voters.

If you are interested in the 2019 campaign please contact LGNZ Communications Advisor Amanda Boyd.

Campaign partners receive national recognition, regular campaign updates, the opportunity to use core campaign promotional material, and many other benefits.