Landfill levy transparency needed to get public on board

LGNZ is welcoming the Government’s plan to increase funding for onshore recycling and to reduce the amount of landfilled waste, saying it is a vital part of the wider system change needed to improve New Zealand’s waste management.

 

27 November 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ backs Commissioner’s call for better environmental reporting

A new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is being backed by LGNZ, who agree that more resources and a clear national purpose for environmental reporting is needed.

7 November 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ tables plan to fix freshwater

LGNZ today submitted its package of recommendations to central government on how to shape up the Essential Freshwater Package into a fit for purpose regulatory package that will deliver the public’s expectations of sustainable, swimmable, healthy waterways.

 

31 October 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

New report finds provincial council tackling national challenges

Manawatū District Council has today received their first CouncilMARK™ report, which shows a rural council tackling the challenges of a growing population and changing environmental and regulatory landscapes.

30 October 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Learn and earn graduates to be celebrated nationwide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is congratulating the best and brightest vocational students who are graduating over the next two months as part of a jointly run programme between the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

25 October 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

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 this month.

 

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 the preliminary results.

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 a special vote in their local elections.

 

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 Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

25 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news