Call for fair play on Māori wards
5 February 2024
LGNZ is calling on the Government to play fair on Māori wards and constituencies.
LGNZ debuts at pivotal Waitangi commemorations
2 February 2024
For the first time, LGNZ will officially be represented at Waitangi commemorations.
Public supports new ways to pay for services and infrastructure
2 February 2024
Local government’s call for more funding tools to deliver better services has been backed by strong public support.
Councils need more levers to raise funds
18 December 2023
Almost all councils have now seen the initial level of investment required over the next 10 years as part of long-term planning.
Wairarapa councils unite for local employment
10 November 2023
A collaboration between Masterton, Carterton, and South Wairarapa District Council's set to transform Wairarapa’s employment.
LGNZ urges transformative approach to tackle transport woes
17 August 2023
LGNZ has announced five key actions to address the critical challenges confronting the nation's transport network.
Hastings District Council wins the Supreme Award at LGNZ's SuperLocal conference
28 July 2023
Hastings District Council has emerged as the overall winner at the LGNZ annual conference.
LGNZ takes significant step towards shaping future
27 July 2023
Councils have decided to develop a collective position to take to a new Cabinet following the general election on the FFLG.
Local government shakeup takes ‘common-sense’ approach
27 July 2023
LGNZ says the new report into the future of local government takes a common-sense approach.
Select committee recommendations a step forward for resource management reforms
5 July 2023
Te Uru Kahika has welcomed the majority of changes recommended by the Environment Select Committee.
Budget 23 – Long term plan to build more resilient infrastructure
18 May 2023
The Government today announced their Budget which had a strong focus on climate resilience.
Gore District Council takes step in the right direction
17 May 2023
LGNZ and Taituarā commend Gore District Council for the movement today that sets them up on a positive path forward.
Need for continued regional efforts to improve freshwater health
17 April 2023
The latest government freshwater report shows the need for continued regional efforts to improve freshwater health.
Three Waters: LGNZ’s response to the Government’s policy reset
13 April 2023
LGNZ's President Stuart Crosby says more detail is needed before we know the full impact of the Government’s Three Waters policy.
Local government asks for action and support on slash
6 April 2023
Forestry plays an important economic role but the land-use consequence of poorly managed forestry must be addressed.
Funding for roads at lowest levels in a decade
21 March 2023
LGNZ is warning that the state of our roads could be the next infrastructure crisis.
Cyclone Gabrielle: more enduring changes are required
16 March 2023
LGNZ are calling for enduring changes to streamline future emergency responses, says President of LGNZ Stuart Crosby.
Time for councils to adopt strong parental leave policies
10 March 2023
LGNZ's new guidance on parental leave and childcare allowances will make it easier for elected members to parent and lead.