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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 left.  For media enquiries please contact:

Daniel Webster
Senior Communications Advisor
022 524 1217
daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz.

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Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has released public feedback on its localism discussion paper, “Reinvigorating Local Democracy,” showing New Zealanders are frustrated with our country’s highly centralised model of government, and want a greater say in the policies that affect their lives.

 

This month we take a look at the results of the recent LGNZ AGM, including the remit and leadership votes, as well as a brief note from the new LGNZ President and Vice-President.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today welcomed the stimulus funding to upgrade seven high-tech recycling plants across New Zealand, including recommendations on how New Zealand’s kerbside recycling can be standardised.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today elected Stuart Crosby as LGNZ President, replacing Dave Cull who steps down from the role.

 

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed 9 remits to direct LGNZ’s policy advocacy.

 

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has expressed disappointment in a recommendation by the Governance and Administration select committee to not change laws governing the private sale and use of fireworks.

Eleven remits have been set down for debate and voting at the 2020 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held this Friday 21 August.

 

Local Government New Zealand’s new report on three communities’ fight against the impacts of climate change illustrates how challenging it is for councils grapple with the issue of adaptation without the policy tools and national guidance they need to do the job.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector has today welcomed the launch of Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, citing robust collaboration with iwi, regional councils and private landowners and leadership from central government and the Department of Conservation in delivering a plan to protect and restore New Zealand’s native ecosystems.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector welcomes the introduction of new freshwater regulation, saying it’s time to look closely at the on-the-ground implementation measures that will be vital to achieve the freshwater improvements sought by both local and central government.