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

Voting opens for 2019 local elections

Voting in the 2019 local government elections is an opportunity to shape the future of New Zealand and people can expect to receive their voting papers from today says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

 

20 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

NCCRA a start but local focus needed

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is calling the release of the National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) framework a good first step in balancing New Zealand’s response to climate change.

19 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

LGNZ releases freshwater modelling report

Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector Water Subgroup is proactively releasing a report assessing some of the potential impacts from the reforms proposed under the Essential Freshwater Package, noting that the research needs to be carefully used and considered.

10 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Govt must take communities with them on freshwater

LGNZ has welcomed the launch of the Essential Freshwater package as an important step to cleaning up the country’s waterways, but says more work is needed to ensure that the Government right-sizes the package to take communities with them.

5 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Mayors team up with national groups to drive licence change

A hui being held tomorrow will see the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), local and central government, iwi, business, community and philanthropy groups explore how more people can gain the benefits of a driver licence.

 

2 September 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  Local news