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PM 24/7/17: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:41 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting the announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners' a vehicle for Government and private investment in infrastructure for housing, which allows councils to fund projects ...More >>

Review compares Waimea Community Dam with alternatives

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:36:50 +1200 | Tasman District Council

New review compares Waimea Community Dam with alternatives A review of all the reasonable alternatives to a dam in the Lee Valley for solving the Nelson Tasman region’s summer water shortages shows the Waimea Community Dam is the cheapest and most viable ...More >>

Outgoing LGNZ President honoured for contribution

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:58:43 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to award Lawrence Yule the Department of Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government. More >>

Speech: Peters - “Bro-cal Government”

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:46:18 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Speech to Local Government New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland Room 3 & 4 Level 4 SkyCity Convention Centre 24 July 2017 2.15pm “BRO-CAL GOVERNMENT” – WHAT FUTURE WITH SEPARATIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT? Thank you for this invitation. ...More >>

Council activates Visitor Ambassadors in support of shuttle

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:38:29 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

The second weekend of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) free park and ride snow shuttle service went well with local businesses reporting they were happy with council’s response to the parking and congestion issues that arose the inaugural weekend. Ruapehu ...More >>

Bikes in Schools Auckland celebrates 25th school at Ranui

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:39:10 +1200 | Auckland Transport

Today Ranui School pupils hopped on the school’s 40 new bikes and took the maiden lap of the school’s brand new bike track. More >>

Kāpiti Dog Registrations Due by the End of July

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:35:56 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s animal management team is reminding Kāpiti dog owners that the deadline to register their furry friends is close. Registration payments are due by 31 July – that’s next Monday.More >>

Wheelie bins – capacity and cost

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:32:03 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

A survey of existing kerbside collection customers has indicated that the majority of respondents are happy with the current capacity provided by the bag and crate system. More >>

LGNZ lobby group ignoring duties of political neutrality

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:23:34 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is slamming the use of ratepayer money by Local Government New Zealand in promoting an 'election manifesto', launched yesterday by Lawrence Yule, a National Party candidate. More >>

Govt embraces targeted rates to spur urban infrastructure

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:13:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) - The government's latest response to the Auckland housing shortage will see central government and private sector firms invest in 'special purpose vehicles' to fund essential roading, water and drains that Auckland Council ...More >>

Hastings: Emergency wall work complete

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:04:10 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Emergency measures to repair erosion caused by recent high seas have been completed, with 400 tonne of rock laid along the worst affected stretches. More >>

National’s desperation in ‘new but old’ Crown company

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:52:29 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

National’s desperation in ‘new but old’ Crown building company New Zealand First says the government is so desperate to look as if it is doing something, anything, it has rebranded Crown Fibre Holdings as Crown Infrastructure Partners. “National ...More >>

Ray of light for New Zealand’s housing crisis

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:29:51 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council New Zealand welcomes the Government's announcement of a Crown company to invest in housing infrastructure. More >>

Local ratepayers need central government action on climate

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:25:15 +1200 | Green Party

The Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration is welcome and lays down a challenge for the National Government, the Green Party said today. More >>

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:23:42 +1200 | Local Government NZ

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions for key issues Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election manifesto, ...More >>

Local government urges national action on climate change

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:21:17 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local government urges national action on climate change Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and local government, ...More >>

Please don't make us suffer another Crown entity

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:35:49 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

National's plan to create a new crown infrastructure entity is a weak response to New Zealand's infrastructure and housing shortfall, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:50:17 +1200 | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles to assist with infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will move to introduce Special Purpose Vehicles to assist in funding housing infrastructure. ...More >>

Crown Infrastructure Partnerships initiative could transform

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:29:40 +1200 | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government's announcement today that it will set up Crown Infrastructure Partnerships to seed fund private investment in road and water infrastructure provides a means to dramatically increase housing supply," says Infrastructure New Zealand ...More >>

Infrastructure announcement too long coming

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:26:31 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Infrastructure announcement too long coming “What took you so long?” is Labour’s response to the Government’s announcement of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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