23 March 2023
Adopt a community update
More than 35 councils have signed up to Adopt a Community to support councils recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle. We check in with some of the “adoptees” below. We will continue to provide more updates over the coming weeks, as many councils are totally caught up in recovery right now. You can find the list of council matches here.
21 March 2023
Funding for roads at lowest levels in a decade
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is warning that the state of our roads could be the next infrastructure crisis if the Government does not adequately fund maintenance costs.
16 March 2023
Cyclone Gabrielle: more enduring changes are required if we want to streamline future responses
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) are calling for enduring changes to streamline future emergency responses, says President of LGNZ Stuart Crosby.
11 March 2023
Time for councils to adopt strong parental leave policies —Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)
LGNZ's new guidance on parental leave and childcare allowances will make it easier for elected members to be both a parent and a leader, says LGNZ CE Susan Freeman-Greene.
We’re delighted to share with you new research we’ve undertaken with FrankAdvice on the value of public libraries. The report explores both the role of libraries as community hubs, their value as a vehicle for public service delivery, and their contribution to community wellbeing.
9 March 2023
Rural and Provincial Councils: March meeting recap
Rural and Provincial Councils met for the first time this year at the end of last week. There was strong attendance despite many of our North Island councils still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. Through out the two-day event, we used Slido to gather feedback.
18 February 2023
Future proofing against climate disasters hinges on getting RM reform right – LGNZ.
LGNZ is urging Government to take heed of what councils have long been calling for, and progress climate change legislation alongside other parts of Resource Management reform.
There are grave concerns that councils will lose their power to make the best planning decisions for their community under the new resource management system.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) wants the Future for Local Government Review panel to radically rethink how the country delivers public services, as Cyclone Gabrielle exposes the enormous challenges facing our regions.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today launched Adopt-a-Community, a campaign that matches a council unaffected by Cyclone Gabrielle with a council and community badly hit.