Future for Local Government initiative a historic opportunity for New Zealand
22 April 2021
The Future for Local Government initiative must make the most of a historic opportunity.
Opportunity to lift freedom camping burden from ratepayers welcomed
9 April 2021
LGNZ welcomes the long overdue review of self-contained freedom camping rules announced by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today.
Kudos for council using report to drive improvement for ratepayers
29 March 2021
Ruapehu District Council has become one of a handful of councils to receive a second CouncilMARK™ report.
Water Services Bill puts ratepayers on the hook for failing private supplies
24 March 2021
LGNZ has today presented to the Health Select Committee on the Water Services Bill.
LGNZ welcomes well-rounded housing package
23 March 2021
LGNZ welcomes today’s well-rounded housing announcement by the Government.
Room to improve winter grazing practices welcomed
17 March 2021
LGNZ welcomes a decision to allow for continued testing and deployment of improved intensive winter grazing practices.
Second CouncilMARK™ report shows improvement for Masterton ratepayers
8 March 2021
Masterton district ratepayers should be pleased with the results of a second report into their council’s performance.
Climate symposium finds gaps in national adaptation armour
4 March 2021
Over 170 scientists, researchers, local government elected members gathered recently at the Climate Change Adaptation Symposium.
Latest CME report shows massive scale of Regional Council regulatory work
1 March 2021
The third Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Metrics report has been released.
South Taranaki DC safe pair of hands for ‘seven towns, one district’
19 February 2021
South Taranaki District Council has received their second CouncilMARK™ report.
Waitaki District Council goes under CouncilMARK™ microscope
19 February 2021
Waitaki District Council has received a very positive BBB rating in their first ever CouncilMARK™ assessment.
Local elected members reveal thoughts on public service
15 February 2021
A new LGNZ survey has found that elected members’ experience of public service largely meets their expectations.
MTFJ celebrates Community Recovery Programme’s 500th rural job
9 February 2021
MTFJ has guided 500 young and Covid-19 displaced workers into sustainable employment through its Community Recovery Programme.
LGNZ supports Māori Wards amendment bill
1 February 2021
LGNZ is delighted to see the introduction of an amendment bill which aims to bring equality to the creation of local Māori wards.
Regional Sector welcomes public transport emission reduction support
28 January 2021
LGNZ's Regional Sector is welcoming the Government’s announcement today on public transport decarbonisation.
New CouncilMARK™ report highlights rates versus investment tension
17 December 2020
Ōtorohanga District Council has received their first CouncilMARK™ report.
LGNZ welcomes Southland’s leadership on freshwater
16 December 2020
LGNZ welcomes the leadership shown by a Southland group.
Beehive briefing sets out local government priorities
10 December 2020
LGNZ has publicly released its Briefing for the Incoming Government.