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Local government is calling for a shift in the way public decisions are made in New Zealand by seeking a commitment to localism.

LGNZ is building on our earlier 3 Waters work through Water 2050, a project that proposes and substantiates the premise for a new, integrated water policy framework. The framework has five components: allocation, water quality, infrastructure, cost and funding, and governance.

LGNZ is working with central government, iwi and stakeholders to create a regulatory and investment framework for the housing market that is competitive, provides affordable ownership and renting options, and meets high quality standards.

LGNZ is building on our earlier 3 Waters work through Water 2050 which proposes that an integrated water policy framework is needed. There are five components; allocation, water quality, infrastructure, governance and cost/ funding.

This guidance document provides guidance material on what climate-change related natural hazard information should be included on a LIM, and case study material on a process undertaken by Kāpiti Coast District Council to improve the way it processes and delivers LIMs.  

This guidance document provides a brief overview of Simpson Grierson’s legal opinion on councils’ ability to limit new or extended development in natural hazard areas.

This guidance document provides a brief overview of Simpson Grierson’s legal opinion on councils’ ability to stop or limit the provision of services infrastructure and potential liability consequences.

A legal toolkit for councils.

The case for increased financial contribution to local government for implementing treaty settlement arrangements.

The experience and challenges of freedom camping which have occurred since the passing of the Freedom Camping Act 2011 (FCA) into law has prompted the compilation of this, The Good Practice Guide for Freedom Camping, as a resource for both councils and tourism operators.