National Climate Change Risk Assessment needs local focus
4 August 2020
LGNZ has welcomed today’s release of the first National Climate Change Risk Assessment.
LGNZ welcomes detail on long needed drinking-water regulator
29 July 2020
LGNZ welcomes the introduction of the Water Services Bill.
Ongoing improvement nets council second standout CouncilMARK™ rating
20 July 2020
Heading into their second CouncilMARK™ assessment, Waimakariri District Council were confident they could retain their AA rating.
Waste funding welcomed, but strategy needed urgently
15 July 2020
LGNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement of $124 million for onshore recycling and the expansion of the waste levy.
LGNZ welcomes Three Waters funding announcement
8 July 2020
LGNZ welcomes the announcement of $761 million for Tranche One funding as part of the Government’s three waters reform programme.
Pilot success sees Mayors Taskforce for Jobs programme launch nationwide
7 July 2020
Pilot programme featuring rural mayors connecting youth in their regions with local small businesses is a huge success.
Regional Sector welcomes Jobs for Nature investment
6 July 2020
Regional Sector welcomes over $162 million in central government funding for the Jobs for Nature project.
LGNZ recovery fund to sponsor new sector development initiative
2 July 2020
LGNZ's National Council has announced the creation of an LGNZ Covid Recovery Fund.
Government flood protection funding recognises scale of national issue
1 July 2020
LGNZ welcomes the announcement of 150 projects included in the $3 billion Covid Response and Recovery Fund.
New pilot sees mayors linking youth with local jobs
17 June 2020
MTFJ is excited to launch a new pilot programme that will see four rural mayors linking vulnerable youth with employment.
LGNZ names Susan Freeman-Greene as new CEO
15 June 2020
LGNZ is pleased to announce that it has appointed Susan Freeman-Greene as CEO.
First CouncilMARK™ case study finds excellence in humble local authority
2 June 2020
How does a small provincial and rural council deliver industry best practice in key areas of leadership and engagement?
Targeted measures to improve freshwater welcomed
28 May 2020
LGNZ has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a set of targeted tools to improve the quality of freshwater.
Empowering Remuneration Authority on pay cuts the right move
14 May 2020
LGNZ welcomes legislation that will allow the Remuneration Authority to consider pay cuts for local government elected members.
Budget kicks recovery heavy lifting to Covid fund
14 May 2020
Significant funding to a number of important initiatives from a local government perspective in budget 2020.
Move to alter LGFA debt covenants to provide more choices for councils welcomed
6 May 2020
LGFA to lift the quantum of its debt covenants to provide more choices and capacity for member councils to raise more debt.
New CouncilMARK™ report highlights council’s commitment to transparency
29 April 2020
A new CouncilMARK™ report released today takes a deep dive into Whanganui District Council’s operations.
Empower remuneration Authority to set fair pay levels
23 April 2020
LGNZ says the Remuneration Authority should be left to set fair pay levels for local government elected members.