Date updated: 23 June 2017

  • Council-Māori Participation Arrangements

    Published: June 28, 2017

    Information for councils and Māori when considering their arrangements to engage and work with each other.

  • LGNZ Policy Statement 2017/19: A vibrant and prosperous New Zealand

    Published: June 2, 2017

    This Policy Statement sets out how LGNZ will work on behalf of our members to ensure they have the policy tools and levers to prepare for and meet the challenges facing New Zealand and its communities.

  • The statutory framework of New Zealand's local government sector: is the key legislation working properly?

    Published: August 9, 2016

    LGNZ commissioned a paper which takes a high-level look at the interrelationships between the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA), the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (LTMA). It comments on the coherence of the statutory framework for local government and on how this statutory framework is holding up in the face of current challenges.

  • Planning our future - eight point programme

    Published: July 26, 2016

    LGNZ has released Planning our future, an eight point programme of action designed to address a range of important issues with New Zealand's resource management system with the aim of furthering discussion about what would best suit the country's needs in the coming decade.

  • Risk financing in local government

    Published: July 26, 2016

    This guide was prepared for LGNZ during the development of the business case for a Local Government Risk Agency.

  • The 2050 Challenge - future proofing our communities

    Published: July 25, 2016

    How New Zealand faces up to dramatic changes over the next 30 years is the focus of a major programme of work launched by Local Government New Zealand.

  • Using integrated administrative data to understand youth at risk

    Published: January 14, 2016

    The Government has publicly released data which will assist its agencies – and the social sector - to better understand the needs of the most vulnerable New Zealanders.

  • A 'blue skies' discussion about New Zealand's resource management system

    Published: December 15, 2015

    Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released its initial discussion document in its ‘blue skies’ review of the resource management system.

    LGNZ announced the initiative at the beginning of September, establishing a cross-sector group of experts and practitioners to undertake a first principles review of New Zealand’s environmental management framework.  A final report will be published during 2016.

  • 3 Waters project position paper

    Published: September 30, 2015

    LGNZ has released its 3 Waters project position paper "Improving New Zealand's water, Wastewater and Stormwater Sector" and is seeking feedback from the local government sector as part of a consultation process.

    This paper represents the next stage in the 3 Waters project to better understand the state of three waters infrastructure, the challenges that lie ahead and options for delivering a best practice water infrastructure system.