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

 



 

 

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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

Haven’t received your voting papers? There’s still time to make a special vote

Local Government New Zealand is urging anyone who hasn’t received voting papers in the mail to pop into their local council office or contact their local electoral officer to make...

1 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Don’t run out of time, vote early on ‘Vote Day’

Local election voting packs are arriving with enrolled voters, and to make sure you have your say, Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their papers on Vote...

25 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Voting opens for 2019 local elections

Voting in the 2019 local government elections is an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand and people can expect to receive their voting papers from today says LGNZ...

20 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

NCCRA a start but local focus needed

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is calling the release of the National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) framework a good first step in balancing New Zealand’s response to climate change.

19 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

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