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Coromandel showcased for energised communities

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:46:41 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel's political changes made to energise our communities was showcased in Nelson last week by our CEO David Hammond at the annual Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference.More >>

Ban on city rodeos still in place

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:13:39 +1200 | Auckland Council

Ban on city rodeos still in place Auckland Council confirmed today it is not lifting the rodeo ban on council land, put into place in 2008 by the former Auckland City Council. The decision by the legacy council was made in relation to its concerns ...More >>

Case for the City Rail Link weakens

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | Dick Quax

Auckland Transport’s acknowledgment that Auckland does not need a new train station at Newton or additional electric trains significantly weakens Mayor Len Brown’s case for beginning construction of the City Rail Link in 2016, according to Auckland ...More >>

New city sculpture for Christchurch

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:17:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled a new public sculpture in central Christchurch symbolic of nature and renewal. More >>

Asset recycling: a smart option for Christchurch & Auckland

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:56:19 +1200 | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Christchurch and Auckland councils should embrace the highly successful asset recycling approach employed in Australia to alleviate community concerns over needed asset sell-downs,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure ...More >>

Community Grants Policy

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:43:15 +1200 | Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

The draft Community Grants Policy is currently out for consultation. The policy will guide the allocation of council funding to groups and organisations involved in the delivery of projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders. It ...More >>

Previous Rodeo Decision in Auckland City Stays

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:38:23 +1200 | Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE are delighted that the Auckland Council has sent a strong signal that it does not condone or support rodeo by announcing that a previous decision not to allow rodeos on council land will now stay in place.More >>

Local Government Business Forum Newsletter –

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:28:41 +1200 | Local Government Business Forum

Local Government Business Forum Newsletter – July 2014 The Local Government Business Forum has released its annual newsletter . “Whoever forms the Government after 20 September will have to grapple with important local government issues,” said ...More >>

Bike stand embraces street art, recycling and 'WoodFirst'

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:26:16 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Inner City Focus Group member Ron Finn with the new WoodFirst bike rack on the corner of Tutanekai and Eruera streets. More >>

Wellington’s Lag as New Zealand’s Capital City Woeful

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:22:16 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council Wellington is extremely concerned with the decision to axe the Basin Reserve Project. An independent Board of Inquiry has declined resource consent for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA’s) $90 million flyover project which ...More >>

OOP Zone Committee focuses on engagement and water modelling

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:22:01 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will meet in Timaru on Monday 4 August for its regular monthly meeting to address water management issues in the zone. More >>

Compass Reset Completed for Rotorua Council New Direction

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:17:56 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council’s new structure is now in place following a realignment aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation to support the new direction set by councillors.More >>

No community referendum on fluoridation for Rotorua

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:02:19 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council last night (31 July) voted 7-6 to rule out a binding referendum to allow the community to decide on whether fluoride should be added to the district’s water supplies.More >>

More than 4000 Aucklanders have their say on parking

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:50:52 +1200 | Auckland Transport

A late rush has seen around 4300 groups and individuals make submissions on a discussion document which will help shape the future of parking in the Auckland region. More >>

Chch mulls sale of strategic assets stake for rebuild

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:42:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Christchurch City Council is contemplating the sale of a strategic stake in the holding company that controls the city's port, airport and electricity network to help close the growing gap between its available funding and ...More >>

Rotorua public denied their say on better dental health

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:35:38 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The Rotorua District Council has reversed its decision of two weeks ago to have a referendum on community water fluoridation. Seven Councillors have forced a change of plan, effectively shutting out the citizens of Rotorua in a decision that would ...More >>

Auckland rates notices out from today

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:05:40 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland ratepayers will receive their rates notice for the 2013/2014 rating year from today, the third year of Auckland’s three-year move to a single rating system. More >>

Plenty of options, asset sales not one of them

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:38:38 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will vigorously oppose short term solutions to plug Christchurch City Council’s funding shortfall – including asset sales – which leave the city worse off financially and strategically in the long term, Labour’s Canterbury Recovery spokesperson Ruth ...More >>

No asset sales for Christchurch

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:34:49 +1200 | Green Party

Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today. Today’s report into Christchurch City Council’s finances by Cameron Partners shows that the Council is facing a substantial financial hole, ...More >>

Christchurch City Council releases milestone report

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:39:59 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today released a milestone report on options for managing the financial challenges and maximising the opportunities arising from the earthquakes. More >>


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