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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. Over the next three decades New Zealand will have to adapt to significant economic, social, cultural and environmental changes.

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.

LGNZ surveyed mayors to identify the degree to which the changes made through the LGA Amendment Act 2012 have impacted on the day to day role of mayors.

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

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).

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.

LGNZ's major transport study, Mobilising the Regions, highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness.

The Local Government Insurance Market Review was prepared for Local Government New Zealand by Craig Stobo of the Local Government Funding Agency.

An issues paper prepared for LGNZ by Castalia Strategic Advisors. The LGNZ 3 Waters project is a proactive and collaborative effort by local government, central government and the water sector to improve asset performance and service provision in potable, waste and stormwater across New Zealand.

Two core ideas dominate natural hazards management:

the need for issue and place-specific responses; and
the need for integration and collaboration to develop and deliver those effective responses across the many players with a role to play.