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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New report a pathfinder for affordable housing

A report released today by LGNZ provides a roadmap for councils finding their way through the complex policy, regulatory and market tools available to help enable more affordable housing developments...

14 February, 2020  |  2020 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - December 2019

Greetings from LGNZThroughout the year we have aimed to play a straight bat in our commentary and advocacy.

24 December, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Road to Zero strategy must be locally accountable for success

LGNZ broadly supports the Road to Zero Safety Strategy, saying that its success will depend on government and NZTA improving their relationships with local communities, who directly fund this core...

19 December, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Cull: Environment Commissioner right to be concerned about tourism impacts

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is on the money with his new report warning that domestic and international tourists are putting too...

18 December, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Prod Comm hamstrung by playing it too safe

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is lamenting the lack of courage shown in the Productivity Commission’s Local Government Funding Report, saying that while it makes many worthy recommendations, its play-it-safe-approach...

12 December, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Floods highlight need for river management investment

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) extends it condolences to those adversely affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding, saying it highlights the urgent need for councils and central government...

10 December, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Landfill levy transparency needed to get public on board

LGNZ is welcoming the Government’s plan to increase funding for onshore recycling and to reduce the amount of landfilled waste, saying it is a vital part of the wider system...

27 November, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ backs Commissioner’s call for better environmental reporting

A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is being backed by LGNZ, who agree that more resources and a clear national purpose for environmental reporting is needed.

7 November, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater

LGNZ today submitted its package of recommendations to central government on how to shape up the Essential Freshwater Package into a fit for purpose regulatory package that will deliver the...

31 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

New report finds provincial council tackling national challenges

Manawatū District Council has today received their first CouncilMARK™ report, which shows a rural council tackling the challenges of a growing population and changing environmental and regulatory landscapes.

30 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Learn and earn graduates to be celebrated nationwide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is congratulating the best and brightest vocational students who are graduating over the next two months as part of a jointly run programme between...

25 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - November 2019

Greetings from LGNZWhile the early stats showed that competitive local elections were on the cards around the country, and it appeared that more young people and women were putting their...

22 October, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Women candidates win over voters in local elections

Local Government New Zealand today confirmed what many local election commentators have observed; that more of the voting public cast their ballots in favour of women candidates than ever before.

18 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Record number of new mayors and young members revealed

Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later...

14 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

2019 local election: Youth, women show strong run in mayoral stats

New Zealand’s mayoral ranks received a boost from women and candidates under 40 years of age in the 2019 local body elections, according to Local Government New Zealand’s analysis of...

12 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news