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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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

LGNZ cautious as central government pits potatoes against houses

LGNZ will be cautiously assessing the wider implications of the newly proposed National Position Statement on Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL), noting that that it traverses a number of highly complex...

14 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Move to put pressure on waste producers welcomed by LGNZ

The launch of a public consultation by the Ministry for the Environment to identify products that should be included in product stewardship schemes is being welcomed by LGNZ, who say...

9 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Govt opts for harshest polytech medicine – LGNZ

LGNZ is disappointed central government has opted for the harshest medicine to help a minority of ailing polytechs by creating an untested and uncosted mega-institute to run all vocational training...

1 August, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ welcomes new regulator, but affordability a concern

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of a drinking water regulator, a move councils have long been calling for, and commends central government for strengthening its long-neglected stewardship role in the provision...

31 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Push to ensure voters enrolled

Local Government New Zealand calling for all eligible people to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2019 local government elections.

29 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - July 2019

Greetings from LGNZHow do we empower communities to take charge of their social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being?  Through localism - a global concept that recognises that the best outcomes are a...

22 July, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

School Strike 4 Climate organisers give politicians a serve

School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder delivered a clear message to over 600 local government mayors, chairs, chief executives and councillors at the recent LGNZ...

22 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Nominations open for local council elections

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go and have a say in your...

19 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards highlight local government achievement

Gisborne District Council topped the table of winners in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards, taking home overall honours in an outstanding field.

8 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government debates remits at AGM

A record 21 remits were made official Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) policy at LGNZ’s Annual General Meeting today, from a total of 24 remits that were voted on.

8 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Roadmap for reinvigorating local democracy launched

Over 600 local and central government delegates, including the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, were on hand to hear LGNZ president Dave Cull launch a roadmap...

7 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils to vote on record number of remits at LGNZ AGM

Councils will vote on a record 24 remits at the Local Government New Zealand Annual General Meeting on Sunday, held in Wellington as part of the 2019 LGNZ Conference.

5 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Prod Comm report supports LGNZ’s calls for funding and financing revamp

A draft report on local government funding and financing by the Productivity Commission has put the spotlight on a number of issues that LGNZ have been calling for central government...

4 July, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news