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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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Conventional wisdom says when you have a tiger by its tail, the trick is not to let go or you risk being eaten alive.

Our analysis of the government’s latest NLTP announcement finds public transport and active modes clear winners.

Dr Mike Reid argues the case for strengthening – not weakening – the community voice ahead of local government reforms.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector acknowledges the Government’s report on Overseer, saying moves to upgrade this vital nutrient management tool are welcome but must be managed carefully to avoid disrupting work already underway to improve freshwater quality.

LGNZ is calling on the Government to bolster the provisions for communities to have a stronger voice in the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill if it wants to improve environmental outcomes and enable development within limits.

Auckland Council has been given a special honour at the 2021 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards this evening for its exceptional COVID-19 response.  

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) member councils have today passed seven remits to direct LGNZ’s policy advocacy. 

The 2022 Local Government New Zealand Conference will be held in Palmerston North on 21-23 July next year. Local Government New Zealand President Stuart Crosby says the conference brings together about 600 leaders from across New Zealand.

It’s fantastic it is to be here, and feels a privilege we can do in the midst of the global Covid pandemic.

Councils have always served their communities well, but this year’s crop of winners for the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards show just how transformative they can be.