News & Media

Below you will find LGNZ’s media releases and news from the sector, you can filter your search by clicking on the options to the right.  For media enquiries please contact:

Daniel Webster
Senior Communications Advisor
022 524 1217
daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz

 



 

 

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LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report

Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector Water Subgroup is proactively releasing a report assessing some of the potential impacts from the reforms proposed under the Essential Freshwater Package, noting that...

10 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - September 2019

Greetings from LGNZConversations and proposals around freshwater, urban development, climate change, drinking-water, youth employment and waste management have dominated political conversations across the country over the last month, and rightly so....

5 September, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Govt must take communities with them on freshwater

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the launch of the Essential Freshwater package as an important step to cleaning up the country’s waterways, but says more work is needed...

5 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Mayors team up with national groups to drive licence change

A hui being held tomorrow will see the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), local and central government, iwi, business, community and philanthropy groups explore how more people can gain the...

2 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  Local news

Stats show competitive local elections loom

With just six weeks until the final day of voting, the 2019 New Zealand Local Elections are shaping up to be hugely competitive with more than two candidates standing for...

30 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ bring more tools to climate emergency fight

LGNZ is equipping councils with another key policy tool to help them gear their communities up for the impact of climate change with the release of the Exposed: Climate change...

29 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy

LGNZ will carefully consider the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) to assess if it meets the Government’s aim of enabling urban development or simply adds more red...

21 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

‘Living after midnight’ report highlights local alcohol policy issues

LGNZ welcome The New Zealand’s Initiative’s ‘Living after midnight’ report as an important step to advance the debate around how councils protect their communities, but also allow the night-time economy...

20 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ cautious as central government pits potatoes against houses

LGNZ will be cautiously assessing the wider implications of the newly proposed National Position Statement on Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL), noting that that it traverses a number of highly complex...

14 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Move to put pressure on waste producers welcomed by LGNZ

The launch of a public consultation by the Ministry for the Environment to identify products that should be included in product stewardship schemes is being welcomed by LGNZ, who say...

9 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Govt opts for harshest polytech medicine – LGNZ

LGNZ is disappointed central government has opted for the harshest medicine to help a minority of ailing polytechs by creating an untested and uncosted mega-institute to run all vocational training...

1 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes new regulator, but affordability a concern

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of a drinking water regulator, a move councils have long been calling for, and commends central government for strengthening its long-neglected stewardship role in the provision...

31 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Push to ensure voters enrolled

Local Government New Zealand calling for all eligible people to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2019 local government elections.

29 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - July 2019

Greetings from LGNZHow do we empower communities to take charge of their social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being?  Through localism - a global concept that recognises that the best outcomes are a...

22 July, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

School Strike 4 Climate organisers give politicians a serve

School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder delivered a clear message to over 600 local government mayors, chairs, chief executives and councillors at the recent LGNZ...

22 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news