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Whakatane renewable energy proposal received
Whakatane renewable energy proposal received
17 July 2018
A proposed renewable energy trial programme, prepared by Meridian Energy for the Whakatāne District Council, will be subject to a ‘due...
Rotorua Lakes Council takes top honours in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards
Rotorua Lakes Council takes top honours in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards
17 July 2018
Innovative Rotorua Lakes Council projects have won two out of six categories and shared the overall Judges’ Choice Award at the Local...
Bay of Connects July 2018 news update
Bay of Connects July 2018 news update
17 July 2018
Kia ora,   It has been a busy six months for Bay of Connections. Since the announcement of the Provincial Growth Fund earlier this...
Cr Trevor Maxwell receives honour for service
Cr Trevor Maxwell receives honour for service
16 July 2018
Local Government New Zealand has honoured Rotorua leader Cr Trevor Maxwell MZNM with the Minister of Local Government EXCELLENCE Award for...
Central and local government walking the same path on climate change adaptation strategy
Central and local government walking the same path on climate change adaptation strategy
16 July 2018
 Central and local government showed strong alignment on strategy for climate change adaptation as Local Government New Zealand President...
Local government debates key issues at annual conference
Local government debates key issues at annual conference
15 July 2018
Local government debates key issues at annual conference Published: 15 July 2018   News type: National news     ...
Substantial review of local government funding welcome and needed
15 July 2018
Local Government New Zealand is pleased with the terms of reference for the Productivity Commissions’ forthcoming inquiry into local...
Bringing government back to the people - LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start Project Localism
Bringing government back to the people - LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative start Project Localism
15 July 2018
Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities it is time to empower councils and communities themselves to...
Whakatane District Council Zero Carbon Bill submission
Whakatane District Council Zero Carbon Bill submission
13 July 2018
The Whakatāne District Council’s submission on the Ministry for the Environment’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill supports net zero...
Study reveals economic impact of Rotorua forest rides
Study reveals economic impact of Rotorua forest rides
12 July 2018
People who ride in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local...
Establishing the Welfare Expert Advisory Group
Establishing the Welfare Expert Advisory Group
12 July 2018
The Government is committing to overhauling the welfare system, to ensure it is accessible and fair to all New Zealanders.   Hon...
Preliminary report on national Education Conversation released
Preliminary report on national Education Conversation released
11 July 2018
The national conversation to develop a vision for the future of education, and on making changes to education, is proving ‘hugely...
Warmer Kiwi Homes insulation programme launched
Warmer Kiwi Homes insulation programme launched
11 July 2018
The country has been hit with a series of cold snaps this winter but low-income homeowners can now warm up with grants covering two thirds of the...
Major infrastructure funding for Tauran ga City Council
Major infrastructure funding for Tauran ga City Council
11 July 2018
Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford today announced $158 million of 10-year interest-free loans to Tauranga City Council to...
Master planning gets underway in Taupo CBD
Master planning gets underway in Taupo CBD
11 July 2018
Taupō District Council has selected a joint proposal from architectural design firm Warren and Mahoney and landscape architectural company Boffa...
Whanau Ora Review
Whanau Ora Review
11 July 2018
An independent panel has been appointed to review Whānau Ora.   The intention of the review is to ensure that Whānau Ora is providing...
Women get ready to take the wheel
Women get ready to take the wheel
10 July 2018
The group, which has just completed the 19-week course, represent half of the graduates, the highest number of females the course has had at any...
Leadership wananga being held in Rotorua
Leadership wananga being held in Rotorua
7 July 2018
​​​​Mentoring and empowering local rangatahi is a vital part of helping develop Rotorua’s future leaders.   Rotorua...
Housing for the homeless over Winter 2018
Housing for the homeless over Winter 2018
6 July 2018
No one needs to live in a car or be left out in the cold this winter. Our aim is that everyone who approaches us for help with housing is...
Collaboration key to Environmental Programme success
Collaboration key to Environmental Programme success
6 July 2018
An Environmental Programme with far-reaching community benefits is guaranteed for another five years after yesterday’s signing of a...
Western BOP District Council adopt Long Term Plan
Western BOP District Council adopt Long Term Plan
29 June 2018
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has today adopted its Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018 – 2028.   The plan sets an average rates...
Tauranga City Council Long Term Plan adopted
Tauranga City Council Long Term Plan adopted
29 June 2018
Tauranga’s mayor and councillors today adopted the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028.   The LTP is Tauranga City Council’s...
Government support for Rotorua district direction
Government support for Rotorua district direction
29 June 2018
Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says Government funding announced today is an important endorsement of the district’s progress and...
SmartGrowth June 2018 Newsletter
SmartGrowth June 2018 Newsletter
29 June 2018
Launched in 2004, SmartGrowth provides a unified vision, direction and voice for the future of the western Bay of Plenty as we help develop a great...
Rotorua Lakes Council adopts Long Term Plan
Rotorua Lakes Council adopts Long Term Plan
28 June 2018
Rotorua Lakes Council’s 2018-28 Long-term Plan is a major investment in the Rotorua community and the ongoing progress of the district, says...
Priority 1 June 2018 Newsletter
Priority 1 June 2018 Newsletter
28 June 2018
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during June...
Taupo Education Campaign Says Do The Right Thing
Taupo Education Campaign Says Do The Right Thing
27 June 2018
A new district-wide education campaign in Taupo is being rolled out to encourage people to do the right thing when it comes to flushing foreign...
Developing Maori Leaders in an emerging market on their own land
Developing Maori Leaders in an emerging market on their own land
27 June 2018
New Zealand Manuka Group is a medium-sized Whakatāne-based primary industry business operating in partnership with Māori land owners in the Bay...
National approach to identifying high risk catchments makes sense
National approach to identifying high risk catchments makes sense
26 June 2018
Local Government New Zealand has today supported the Government’s response to the Land and Water Forum’s recommendations on its...
Opotiki responds to Ministers announcement
Opotiki responds to Ministers announcement
22 June 2018
People are coming out in support for Ōpōtiki from across the country – iwi, industry, government and the wider community - following...
Te Maru o Kaituna celebrates ground-breaking Kaituna River Document
Te Maru o Kaituna celebrates ground-breaking Kaituna River Document
22 June 2018
The new Kaituna River Document has been launched and celebrated by Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority today.   Te Maru o Kaituna River...
Taupo District Council gets in behind Ruapehu development
Taupo District Council gets in behind Ruapehu development
15 June 2018
Taupo District Council is to buy $1 million of investment bonds in a gondola project on Mt Ruapehu that is expected to be a 'game changer'...
Proposed international visitor conservation and tourism levy a step forward
Proposed international visitor conservation and tourism levy a step forward
15 June 2018
LGNZ welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement today, in its announcement of a proposed International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy,...
Tauranga new central library to be built within three years
Tauranga new central library to be built within three years
14 June 2018
Tauranga City Council has agreed to invest in a new, future-proofed central library as part of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 deliberations. The new...
Creswell gets consent
Creswell gets consent
13 June 2018
A proposal to expand the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant in eastern Bay of Plenty has today been granted consent by an independent hearing...
Rotorua Lakes Council named LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards finalist
Rotorua Lakes Council named LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards finalist
13 June 2018
​​​Announcement from Local Government New Zealand below:     Rotorua Lakes Council’s Long-term strategy, The...
COUNCIL FUND SEEDS SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECT
COUNCIL FUND SEEDS SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECT
12 June 2018
Nurturing life is part of the learning at Oropi School, where pupils are discovering the rewards of growing their own food.​   The...
Taupo District Economic Strengthening Plan
Taupo District Economic Strengthening Plan
12 June 2018
​Taupo District Council has adopted a District Economic Strengthening Plan to help achieve its vision "to be the most prosperous and...
Ceremony to start Kaituna re-diversion works
Ceremony to start Kaituna re-diversion works
8 June 2018
A public ceremony including karakia (prayers) and speeches to mark the start of construction works for the Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o...
New Housing Ministry Announced
New Housing Ministry Announced
8 June 2018
Today the Minister of Housing and Urban Development announced Cabinet accepted a paper proposing the establishment of a new Ministry of Housing...
THE CENTRE - PATUKI MANAWA A NEW MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING IN KATIKATI.
THE CENTRE - PATUKI MANAWA A NEW MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING IN KATIKATI.
7 June 2018
Community feedback last year showed mixed support for Pātuki Manawa (which means the beating heart in Māori) with others suggesting a more...
Whakatane Community Survey Underway
Whakatane Community Survey Underway
6 June 2018
The Whakatāne District Council’s annual community survey is now underway.   Undertaken by the National Research Bureau, the...
Partnerships give new look to Driver Directions
Partnerships give new look to Driver Directions
2 June 2018
The fate of Rotorua’s Driver Directions course has been saved by the support of a group of local organisations.   Rotorua...
Recovery innovation recognised
Recovery innovation recognised
1 June 2018
The Whakatāne District Recovery Team has been acknowledged for “exceptional innovation or creativity that has pushed the boundaries of...
Taskforce to review Tomorrows Schools appointed
Taskforce to review Tomorrows Schools appointed
4 April 2018
The experts charged with undertaking the biggest review of the way our schools are governed, managed and administered in 30 years have been...