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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 left.  

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LGNZ President Lawrence Yule's opening address to the 2017 LGNZ Conference

Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election manifesto, released today.

Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and local government, Local Government New Zealand says.

The local government sector will voted on four issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 25 July.  There is a focus on litter legislation, local government funding, cat management and health in this year’s remits. 

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.