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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Local government Vote 2019 campaign gains major partners

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has signed up a number of major partners in the Vote 2019 campaign to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections and increase people’s engagement...

23 May, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - May 2019

LGNZ are working to ensure that our regional, rural, city and district councils are having their say at the highest levels of government.

13 May, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Local government encouraged by national recycling plan

LGNZ is encouraged by the announcement of a national plan to address New Zealand’s growing recycling issues, citing the need for more detailed work to truly deliver a sustainable circular...

10 May, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Zero Carbon Bill welcomed by LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill as a necessary step towards meeting our international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases in our economy.

8 May, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Reinstated well-beings endorse councils’ community focus

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill pass its third and final reading in Parliament last night, effectively reinstating the four aspects...

8 May, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Vote 2019 highlights the important issues that matter to New Zealanders

LGNZ has started a conversation on social media with New Zealanders through its Vote 2019 campaign, aiming to raise important issues around housing, transport, water, tourism, business and economic development...

1 May, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ

The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealand’s environment is being welcomed by LGNZ’s Regional Sector as a way for councils to focus their efforts where it...

18 April, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Government’s climate change inaction putting ratepayers on the hook

Ratepayers may face hefty legal bills due to a lack of government action on adaptation policy, according to a leading legal opinion by Jack Hodder QC.

28 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ extends condolences to those in Christchurch

LGNZ President Dave Cull has expressed his condolences to those affected by the terrible acts in Christchurch.

16 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - March 2019

LGNZ's advocacy is focused on giving life to a strong democracy that provides a safe home for all faiths and walks of life.

18 March, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

NZTA needs to address the country’s investment needs

Local Government New Zealand is calling on the government to ensure that the internal issues at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are fixed soon.

14 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ report delivers ‘A’ grade to small council doing big things

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees CouncilMARK™, the local government excellence programme, has today awarded Hauraki District Council with an A rating, citing stand out performance in governance, strategy and...

13 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  Local news

LGNZ: Scrapping SHAs hamstrings housing

Local Government New Zealand is disappointed by the Government’s blanket decision to not renew the Special Housing Area (SHA) legislation, saying the policy needed refinement not a red line through...

13 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Visitor levy referendum opens door to bold regional policy making

The announcement of a referendum to gauge public support for a Queenstown visitor levy is welcomed by LGNZ, who noted the town’s exceptional challenges, where a population of 28,000 people...

8 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

OECD report highlights NZ’s lack of national sea level rise framework

A report released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides strong support for the recommendations given by LGNZ’s recent report Vulnerable, which identified as much as...

8 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news