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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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...

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...

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...

25 October, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - November 2019

Greetings from LGNZWhile the early stats showed that competitive local elections were on the cards around the country, and it appeared that more young people and women were putting their...

22 October, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 September, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Frontpage News - September 2019

Greetings from LGNZConversations and proposals around freshwater, urban development, climate change, drinking-water, youth employment and waste management have dominated political conversations across the country over the last month, and rightly so....

5 September, 2019  |  Frontpage News  |  National news