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 tape to the planning process.

 

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 to thrive.

 

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 that it’s time for a mandatory scheme to incentivise waste minimisation and diversion from landfill.

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 in New Zealand.

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 of safe drinking water.

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

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 conference:  make climate change a priority.

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 community’s future.

19 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