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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A new campaign to increase voter turnout at the 2019 Local Authority Elections

LGNZ’s new #Vote2019NZ campaign encourages more New Zealanders to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October.

5 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

CouncilMARK™ report: New Plymouth facing unique challenges

A CouncilMARK™ report issued for New Plymouth District Council says that while the region has experienced relative prosperity and growth, changes to the economy of New Zealand’s ‘energy capital’ may...

5 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  Local news

Symposium: NZ's political system broken

LGNZ’s Localism Symposium heard today how New Zealand’s highly centralised political system is failing New Zealand and we need to devolve decision making and power to improve community wellbeing.

1 March, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

New CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council performance

Dunedin City Council is the latest local authority to receive a CouncilMARK™ report from the programme’s Independent Assessment Board (IAB), which has identified an organisation that has overcome legacy financial...

26 February, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  Local news

New infrastructure body welcomed by local government

Local Government New Zealand welcomes plans to form The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, and supports its aim to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning.

22 February, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Mayors praise heritage building lifeline

A number of iconic heritage buildings will benefit from the Government’s announcement of a revamped Heritage EQUIP programme, helping to breathe life into regional town centres across New Zealand, says...

14 February, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

$14 billion of council infrastructure at risk from sea level rise

As much as $14 billion of local government infrastructure is at risk from sea level rise, according a new LGNZ report, which calls on central government to urgently develop policies...

31 January, 2019  |  2019 Media Releases  |  National news

Funding to target local road blackspots welcomed by councils

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement of the Safe Network Programme, which intends to invest $700 to $800 million in local road safety improvements over the next three years.

17 December, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Potential for Overseer to improve water quality

A report on whether a farm management tool used to calculate nutrient runoff could be used more widely to better inform water regulation is welcomed by LGNZ, who say that...

12 December, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Young and vulnerable shouldn’t shoulder sea-level rise burden

A report released this morning by the Deep South National Science Challenge supports LGNZ’s call for a national framework to deal with sea-level rise, saying that New Zealand’s youngest and...

6 December, 2018  |  Central & Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism  |  National news

Frontpage News - December 2018

There have been big announcements on water, housing, tourism and wellbeing over the last month, and LGNZ are asking the hard questions .

31 October, 2018  |  Frontpage News  |  National news

Central & Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism

A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced today, will assist small communities struggling with the volume of tourists...

26 November, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Councils see Urban Development Authority as key to fixing housing woes

LGNZ welcomes the establishment of the Housing and Urban Development Authority, noting that housing affordability is a wicked problem for New Zealand that can only be tackled through a partnership...

24 November, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Plastic bag phase-out will help form better waste minimisation habits

LGNZ is delighted by the Associate Minister for the Environment’s announcement today of a six month phase-out period for single-use plastic bags.

24 November, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news

Government must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing

Local Government New Zealand is pleased the Government is starting a discussion to reinvigorate local decision making, but says a bold localist approach is needed to drive meaningful change.

20 November, 2018  |  2018 Media Releases  |  National news