Vote 2022 campaign a national kōrero about local elections
9 May 2022
The Vote 2022 campaign which kicks off today looks to make Aotearoa the most inclusive and active local democracy in the world.
New sea level rise projections help inform community adaptation conversations
3 May 2022
Te Uru Kahika recognises the new online tool released by the NZ SeaRise: Te Tai Pari O Aotearoa programme.
Infrastructure thinking must be long term
2 May 2022
LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says the new Infrastructure Strategy is an important step towards addressing the critical issues.
LGNZ welcomes momentum on water reform
29 April 2022
Three Waters Governance Working Group recommendations provide much-needed momentum, as well as certainty for ratepayers.
Regional Sector welcomes Environment Aotearoa 2022 Report
14 April 2022
Te Uru Kahika acknowledges today’s Environment Aotearoa 2022 Report.
New CouncilMARK™ report highlights Council’s pivot to growth
14 April 2022
Upper Hutt City Council is commended for its careful leadership as it reorients to manage rapid change and growth.
$1.5 billion urgently needed to protect New Zealanders from floods – investment
6 April 2022
Te Uru Kahika is urging central government to prioritise sustained co-investment in flood protection across New Zealand.
LGNZ welcomes better off funding for councils and their communities
2 April 2022
Government announcement that councils can now apply for the Three Waters reform better-off package is good news for communities.
LGNZ applauds strengthening public ownership of water assets
9 March 2022
LGNZ welcomes the Three Waters Representation, Governance and Accountability Working Group recommendations.
CHBDC’s transformational change rated highly by CouncilMARK
14 February 2022
LGNZ highly commends Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s leadership and commitment to delivering for their community.
CouncilMARK™ rates Mackenzie District Council
3 February 2022
LGNZ's CouncilMARK programme gives Mackenzie District Council’s performance a tick of approval in its second assessment.
Regional and unitary councils of NZ appoint inaugural Chief Science Advisor
18 January 2022
Te Uru Kahika appoint Dr Chris Daughney as the sector’s inaugural Chief Science Advisor.
New decision-making framework for earthquake-prone council buildings
12 November 2021
When council buildings close, communities lose access to spaces to meet, socialise and access services.
LGNZ welcomes three waters working group to resolve council concerns
10 November 2021
LGNZ welcomes the establishment of a joint working group to resolve councils’ concerns with the Government’s three waters reform.
Regional Sector takes stronger enforcement position to protect the environment
1 November 2021
4th annual report of NZ's environmental first responders/enforcement officers shows a trend toward stronger regulation.
Push for young city folk to think rural
1 November 2021
Think Rural is the brainchild of LGNZ’s Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), with funding from the Ministry of Social Development.
Three waters decision to mandate disappointing
27 October 2021
LGNZ says it is disappointing that the government has mandated the reforms.
Can’t fix housing without addressing funding
19 October 2021
More planning reform is unlikely to fix the housing crisis without addressing how we sustainably fund infrastructure.