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LGNZ bring more tools to climate emergency fight
LGNZ bring more tools to climate emergency fight
29 August 2019
LGNZ is equipping councils with another key policy tool to help them gear their communities up for the impact of climate change with the release...
School lunches part of new wellbeing strategy
School lunches part of new wellbeing strategy
29 August 2019
Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says New Zealand’s first child and youth wellbeing strategy has the potential to provide the alignment needed...
Otumuheke a finalist in Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards
Otumuheke a finalist in Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards
29 August 2019
Less than a year after Taupō won the Most Beautiful Large Town award, Otumuheke Hot Stream has been chosen as a finalist in the Beautiful Awards...
New maps for WBOP harbour coastal inundation and flooding
New maps for WBOP harbour coastal inundation and flooding
28 August 2019
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been mapping and planning for natural hazards since the 1990s.  The Council is continuing to...
Ministry for the Environment August Update
Ministry for the Environment August Update
26 August 2019
Tēnā koutou katoa   Over the next four months the Ministry for the Environment are consulting on a range of issues that impact our...
Final health clearance for Taupo lake front
Final health clearance for Taupo lake front
22 August 2019
A final health clearance has been given for Taupo lake front following July’s wastewater spill after Toi Te Ora Public Health have advised...
Community celebrates end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project
Community celebrates end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project
21 August 2019
A celebration to recognise the end of dredging for the Kopeopeo Canal Remediation Project was held yesterday as part of the final Community...
Ohope toilets up for 2019 best loo award
Ohope toilets up for 2019 best loo award
21 August 2019
Port Ōhope toilets Toilets aren’t usually considered beautiful but one Eastern Bay facility is proving the exception to the...
Response to decision on Special Housing Area 1 Ngongotaha
Response to decision on Special Housing Area 1 Ngongotaha
21 August 2019
Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick said the decision by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development to decline the Ngongotahā Special Housing...
LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy
LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy
21 August 2019
LGNZ will carefully consider the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) to assess if it meets the Government’s aim...
Helping our cities grow up and out
Helping our cities grow up and out
21 August 2019
A new approach to urban planning designed to allow our cities to make room for growth has today been released by Urban Development Minister Phil...
Strong leadership for new Infrastructure Commission
Strong leadership for new Infrastructure Commission
21 August 2019
Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has today announced the inaugural board for the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te...
Environmental Enhancement Fund Open for Applications
Environmental Enhancement Fund Open for Applications
20 August 2019
Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that...
Waioeka Bridge Cleaning At Last
Waioeka Bridge Cleaning At Last
20 August 2019
Ōpōtiki District Council was pleased to hear the New Zealand Transport Agency's announcement that the Waioeka Bridge was to be cleaned in...
Tauranga inner harbour inundation study outcomes
Tauranga inner harbour inundation study outcomes
20 August 2019
Tauranga City Council continues to invest in mapping and planning for natural hazards on behalf of our community.   On Monday, we...
Living after midnight report highlights local alcohol policy issues
Living after midnight report highlights local alcohol policy issues
20 August 2019
LGNZ welcome The New Zealand’s Initiative’s ‘Living after midnight’ report as an important step to advance the debate...
Govt strategy launched to break the cycle of Maori reoffending and imprisonment
Govt strategy launched to break the cycle of Maori reoffending and imprisonment
19 August 2019
Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi,...
Powering up community wellbeing
Powering up community wellbeing
18 August 2019
Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta has announced a far-reaching programme to support New Zealand communities realise their ambitions,...
Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up
Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up
16 August 2019
Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management...
Infestation of Mediterranean fanworm in Tauranga harbour found
Infestation of Mediterranean fanworm in Tauranga harbour found
15 August 2019
Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will be working hard to prevent the spread of Mediterranean fanworm in Tauranga Harbour following the...
Prisoners pitch in to help housing shortage
Prisoners pitch in to help housing shortage
15 August 2019
A partnership between Housing New Zealand and Corrections is helping tackle the housing shortage while also giving prisoners essential skills and...
Partnership to prevent more lives lost
Partnership to prevent more lives lost
15 August 2019
Housing New Zealand and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have teamed up to help keep tenants safe.     Deb, right, gives some...
LGNZ cautious as central government pits potatoes against houses
LGNZ cautious as central government pits potatoes against houses
14 August 2019
LGNZ will be cautiously assessing the wider implications of the newly proposed National Position Statement on Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL),...
Rotorua museum funding announced
Rotorua museum funding announced
13 August 2019
Government funding of $20m towards re-opening Rotorua Museum recognises its national significance and reinforces Rotorua’s direction and...
Western Bay community groups gain match funding
Western Bay community groups gain match funding
2 August 2019
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has announced $140,000 in grants for 23 community groups across the...