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Sean Gillespie
Media Manager
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sean.gillespie@lgnz.co.nz

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Local Government New Zealand says today’s announcement of yet more planning reform is unlikely to fix the housing crisis without addressing how we sustainably fund infrastructure.

The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a successful year having placed over 1300 youth and Covid-displaced workers into sustainable employment in rural New Zealand as part of its Community Recovery Programme.

Local Government New Zealand says the Future for Local Government Panel’s interim report is a great start and can go further, including considering the role of central government. The next critical step is hearing from the sector.

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby is congratulating councils for the hard work put in over the past eight weeks providing feedback on the Government’s Three Waters Reform Proposal, saying this mahi has clearly identified five key areas that need work if the model is to deliver its goals.

Local Government New Zealand’s CouncilMark™ programme is giving Horowhenua District Council’s performance a tick of approval in its second independent assessment.

Conventional wisdom says when you have a tiger by its tail, the trick is not to let go or you risk being eaten alive.

Our analysis of the government’s latest NLTP announcement finds public transport and active modes clear winners.

Dr Mike Reid argues the case for strengthening – not weakening – the community voice ahead of local government reforms.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector acknowledges the Government’s report on Overseer, saying moves to upgrade this vital nutrient management tool are welcome but must be managed carefully to avoid disrupting work already underway to improve freshwater quality.

LGNZ is calling on the Government to bolster the provisions for communities to have a stronger voice in the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill if it wants to improve environmental outcomes and enable development within limits.