LGNZ meets with Minister for Rural Communities
13 December 2023
LGNZ met with the Minister for Rural Communities, Mark Patterson.
Young Elected Members’ hui strengthens connections
13 December 2023
Last 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 2023
The 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 2023
We took the opportunity to ask our new Minister some questions, and here’s what he told us.
Embracing a localist future
20 September 2023
In our journey towards building a more inclusive and equitable society, the role of local government is pivotal.
Working towards a consensus position on the Future for Local Government
7 September 2023
On 17-18 September we're holding a critical event to drive localism and move towards a consensus position on the FFLG report.
Who’s on the FFLG advisory group?
27 July 2023
LGNZ’s AGM has voted to develop a consensus position or consensus positions on the Future for Local Government report.
Analysing Budget Day 2023: A closer look at local government impact
18 May 2023
Here’s an insider's look at the Budget 2023, where LGNZ's team were present at the Government's Budget lock-up.
Draft advice for the second emissions reduction plan
17 May 2023
The Climate Change Commission has released their draft advice that will inform the Government’s second emissions reduction plan.
Count yourself in – 2023 Elected Member Census
4 May 2023
Make sure you're counted in our Census of all elected members.
SuperLocal: LGNZs 2023 Conference
17 April 2023
From 26-28 July, join us in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for SuperLocal, our 2023 LGNZ annual conference.
A resolution service to help councils in the works
13 April 2023
Preliminary talks underway to develop a resolution service to prevent governance issues around the council table from escalating.
Adopt a community update
23 March 2023
More than 35 councils have signed up to Adopt a Community to support councils recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle.
Rural and Provincial Councils: March meeting recap
9 March 2023
Rural and Provincial Councils met for the first time this year at the end of last week.
Research reveals libraries are huge contributors to community wellbeing
9 March 2023
We’re delighted to share with you new research we’ve undertaken with FrankAdvice on the value of public libraries.
Councils “adopt” cyclone-hit communities to support their fundraising
22 February 2023
LGNZ launches Adopt-a-Community to match a council unaffected by Cyclone Gabrielle with a council and community badly hit.
Future for Local Government draft report
10 February 2023
Following months of feedback from you, we're happy to share our draft submission on the Future for Local Government Report.
Why mana whenua are more than just another stakeholder
9 February 2023
Before Christmas, some elected members and councils received a message from an organisation known as Hobson’s Pledge.