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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 left.  For media enquiries please contact:

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

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A unique and relatively isolated community with the highest Māori population of any district in New Zealand has shown that improving outcomes for ratepayers under tough economic conditions is possible in their second CouncilMARK™ report.

LGNZ are praising the latest council to receive their second CouncilMARK™ report, saying that the Far North District Council’s approach to the programme shows the huge benefits that it can drive for councils, communities and ratepayers.

On behalf of LGNZ and the wider local government sector, LGNZ President Stuart Crosby wishes to share his condolences to the family of former LGNZ President and Dunedin City Mayor Dave Cull.

 

The Future for Local Government initiative must make the most of a historic opportunity to set communities up for success now and in the future, as it looks into the roles and responsibilities of councils amid a flurry of major policy reform, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

 

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the long overdue review of self-contained freedom camping rules announced by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today.

 

Strong, fit-for-purpose local government is the future for New ZealandKia ora koutou katoa, 

With major reforms in the pipeline across three waters, climate change and resource management our sector is facing systemic change at a fundamental level.

Ruapehu District Council has become one of a handful of councils to receive a second CouncilMARK™ report, and have been lauded by the programme’s Independent Assessment Board for the way they have used the first report to drive improvement for ratepayers.

 

Local Government New Zealand has today presented to the Health Select Committee on the Water Services Bill, raising serious concerns about a flood of costs for ratepayers if councils are forced to take over failing private water supplies.

 

Local Government New Zealand welcomes today’s well-rounded housing announcement by the Government, saying it is a necessary intervention to cool our out of control housing market while longer term and more sustainable policy fixes are put in place.

 

Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector is welcoming a decision by the Government to allow for continued testing and deployment of improved intensive winter grazing practices, ahead of new regulations coming into effect next year.