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High-powered line-up for local government conference

High-powered line-up for local government conference
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - A high-powered line-up including international speakers will have input at the Local Government New Zealand conference starting in Auckland tomorrow.

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance
Auckland, May 24 NZPA - The final legislation covering the reform of Auckland's local governance has received a mixed reaction from the city's mayors and business organisations.

Concern Grows Over Use Of CCOs Under Super City

Concern Grows Over Use Of CCOs Under Super City
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - Concern is mounting over the intended use of council-controlled organisations (CCOs) to manage the bulk of Auckland's assets under the new super city structure.

Concern Grows Over Use Of CCOs Under Super City

Concern Grows Over Use Of CCOs Under Super City
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - Concern is mounting over the intended use of council-controlled organisations (CCOs) to manage the bulk of Auckland's assets under the new super city structure.

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A review team has recommended commissioners be appointed urgently to replace the Environment Canterbury (ECan) council and turn around what it considers woeful performance in terms of administering water management responsibilities and resource consent processes.

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management

Report Slams ECan Over Water Management
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A review team has recommended commissioners be appointed urgently to replace the Environment Canterbury (ECan) council and turn around what it considers woeful performance in terms of administering water management responsibilities and resource consent processes.

Councils And Tourism Industry Back `Great Rides' Project

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - The tourism industry, local councils and bikers are backing the new national cycleway after the announcement that work will start this summer on the first seven "Great Rides" around the country.

Study Being Done To Look At Joint Borrowing For Local Councils

Study Being Done To Look At Joint Borrowing For Local Councils
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - A study is to probe setting up a bond bank for local councils to fund $30 billion of planned infrastructure over the next decade.

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions
Auckland, May 22 NZPA - Local Government New Zealand says the newly-appointed Auckland transition agency must ensure it doesn't override decisions from democratically-elected councils.

West Coast Demands Answers

West Coast Demands Answers
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - West Coast mayors are demanding to know why their region has been left out of the Government's $1.5 billion investment in ultra-fast broadband.

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