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Auckland Council has been given a special honour at the 2021 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards this evening for its exceptional COVID-19 response.  

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed seven remits to direct LGNZ’s policy advocacy. 

The 2022 Local Government New Zealand Conference will be held in Palmerston North on 21-23 July next year. Local Government New Zealand President Stuart Crosby says the conference brings together about 600 leaders from across New Zealand.

It’s fantastic it is to be here, and feels a privilege we can do in the midst of the global Covid pandemic.

Councils have always served their communities well, but this year’s crop of winners for the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards show just how transformative they can be.

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a support package for councils as part of three waters reform, as well as the precedent the deal creates for an ongoing partnership with the sector. He says the $2.

Councillors Moko Tepania and Rachel Smith might have whooped with joy when they won the bid to host this year’s national Young Elected Members (YEMs) hui in the Far North, but what they are most excited about is bringing young leaders together to learn about the local whenua and history.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed the Government’s latest Three Waters announcement as an important step in letting councils see how reform would affect their communities.

Community voice is critical to getting the Resource Management (RM) Reform right, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

The exceptional service that local councils provide across New Zealand is again demonstrated through the wide range and high standard of finalists in the 2021 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.