Youth voting to shine a light on local candidates

Youth across New Zealand will experience a local council election first-hand as voters in the Youth Voting 2019 programme.

14 June 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards showcase outstanding leadership by local councils

The high levels of service local councils provide to communities across New Zealand are again demonstrated through the exceptional range and standard of finalists in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

5 June 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Local leaders urged to consider election run early

Local Government New Zealand is encouraging community-minded leaders to get ahead of the game and start thinking about running for their upcoming local council elections now.

5 June 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Wellbeing budget promises encourage local government

LGNZ welcomes a budgetary focus on well-being, which provides support for local government’s newly reinstated four well-beings, and a programme of work that promises a more equitable regional transition to a cleaner, greener future.

31 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ see potential in new urban development authority

A newly announced urban development authority - Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities – has the potential to address our housing crisis, but shouldn’t put regional New Zealand in its blind spot says LGNZ President Dave Cull.

29 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government Vote 2019 campaign gains major partners

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has signed up a number of major partners in the Vote 2019 campaign to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections and increase people’s engagement with their local council.

23 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Local government encouraged by national recycling plan

LGNZ is encouraged by the announcement of a national plan to address New Zealand’s growing recycling issues, citing the need for more detailed work to truly deliver a sustainable circular economy.

10 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Reinstated well-beings endorse councils’ community focus

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill pass its third and final reading in Parliament last night, effectively reinstating the four aspects of community well-being – social, economic, environmental and cultural – into the Local Government Act.

 

8 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Zero Carbon Bill welcomed by LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill as a necessary step towards meeting our international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases in our economy.

 

8 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Vote 2019 highlights the important issues that matter to New Zealanders

LGNZ has started a conversation on social media with New Zealanders through its Vote 2019 campaign, aiming to raise important issues around housing, transport, water, tourism, business and economic development and local amenities and services.

 

1 May 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news