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Back now to the pay freeze for MPs and the cancelling the bonuses for state sector chief executives. It doesn't look like there are similar sentiments in local government. This month mayors and… Audio
Mayors and councillors have narrowly voted in favour of asking the government for powers to control cats, including microchipping, de-sexing, and registration.
An Ōtara local board member is accusing a security guard hired for a conference at SkyCity of racism, after he tried to stop her going into the building. Audio
Hastings mayor and Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule has put his name forward to be the National Party candidate for Tukituki.
The Labour Party has withdrawn its support for the local government reform bill, saying the government is not listening to widespread concern about it.
Economist Geoff Simmons discusses the $1bn infrastructure fund. How much help with it be for the housing crisis? Audio
Local councils are increasing the pressure on central government over what they call the systemic underfunding of police.
Local Government New Zealand is suggesting limiting appeals over district plans under the Resource Management Act. Audio