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Daniel Webster
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daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz

 

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Local Government New Zealand is urging an incoming government to commit to a collaborative approach and urgent action to manage the risks posed to New Zealand communities from extreme weather and seismic events. 

Local Government New Zealand has today sent a letter to Associate Minister for the Environment Hon Scott Simpson calling for the Government to introduce a levy on single use plastic bags.

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the first set of council assessments and grades. 

Local Government New Zealand congratulates the first councils to have been assessed through the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™.

Local Government New Zealand says the announcement of the projects to be funded through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund signals an important step in helping councils manage their growth. 

Kiwis are becoming increasingly aware of the important role local government plays in the performance of the country as a whole, new research commissioned by Local Government New Zealand shows.

Dear member,

In this edition of Frontpage News we launch the first reports from the inaugural year of the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™.

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. 

A new National Environmental Standard to deal with New Zealand’s millions of waste tyres is an excellent step towards reducing the harmful impacts of used tyres.

New Zealand’s infrastructure is at a crossroads and needs to be a key focus in the upcoming election, Local Government New Zealand says.