Call for fair play on Māori wards
5 February 2024LGNZ is calling on the Government to play fair on Māori wards and constituencies.
Public supports new ways to pay for services and infrastructure
2 February 2024Local government’s call for more funding tools to deliver better services has been backed by strong public support.
LGNZ debuts at pivotal Waitangi commemorations
2 February 2024For the first time, LGNZ will officially be represented at Waitangi commemorations.
Councils need more levers to raise funds
18 December 2023Almost all councils have now seen the initial level of investment required over the next 10 years as part of long-term planning.
News and insights
LGNZ meets with Minister for Rural Communities
13 December 2023LGNZ met with the Minister for Rural Communities, Mark Patterson.
Young Elected Members’ hui strengthens connections
13 December 2023Last week LGNZ’s Young Elected Members' hui, hosted by the Far North District Council, brought together around 50 young leaders.
Local Government Commission provides Māori wards advice
12 December 2023The Local Government Commission has provided an update in response to enquiries received regarding Māori wards/constituencies.
Sitting down with our new Local Government Minister
1 December 2023We took the opportunity to ask our new Minister some questions, and here’s what he told us.
City and Regional Deals – Options and key considerations
7 February 2024The coalition government has signalled interest in long-term city and regional deals as a way to partner with local government.
Local government voters
23 January 2024About the people who voted in the 2022 local government elections.
Freedom camping model bylaw and guidance
23 January 2024Support for councils making or reviewing bylaws under the Freedom Camping Act 2011 incorporating recent changes.
Briefing to the incoming government
2 December 2023Local government plays a crucial role in complementing and enhancing central government.