TS786820 l

Search News & Media

News & Media

Below you will find LGNZ’s media releases and news from the sector, you can filter your search by clicking on the options to the left.  

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Vaisigano
Email: media@lgnz.co.nz
Phone: 021 243 4012

Ranjani Ponnuchetty
Email: media@lgnz.co.nz
Phone: 027 575 0542

If you would like to receive our media releases, please click here.

For useful information about Local Government in New Zealand, read our "Journalists' Guide to Local Government." 


News & Media

These areas encompass the essence of fostering a thriving democracy steeped in the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, embracing the voices of our youth, and ensuring broader representation for all.

 Analysis of recommendations

The analysis explains the FFLG Panel’s recommendations, summarises their pros and cons, and poses some questions for consideration. It’s designed to help bring people up to speed and prepare for the 18 September event.

It comes as the Government released its draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS). This sets the Government's priorities for land transport investment over the next 10-year period and is out for consultation.    

 “The current state of our transport infrastructure is unsustainable.


Their "Kuhu mai" project which collaborates for Hastings’ homeless community, offers tangible, life-changing outcomes for those in need and is receiving high praise from the panel of judges.

Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) 75 member councils voted on this at this year’s AGM in Christchurch. The membership also voted in a new President, Selwyn District Council Mayor Sam Broughton, and Vice President, Hutt City Council Mayor Campbell Barry.

That means between August and October, we’ll be working together to develop that position. In anticipation of that work, National Council has created an advisory period to help guide this process.

Te Uru Kahika - Regional and Unitary Councils Aotearoa has welcomed the majority of changes recommended by the Environment Select Committee in their reports on two of the three new Bills that are intended to replace the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Local Government New Zealand says the new report into the future of local government takes a common-sense approach – especially to funding, system sustainability and other challenges facing councils.  

 LGNZ President Stuart Crosby says New Zealand is out of step with the rest of the world.

A $6 billion cash injection to build more resilient infrastructure following Cyclone Gabrielle is a significant step to help our communities weather an increasing number of storms better.