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This mid-phase review of the current Local Government Technical Assistance Facility for Pacific Island Countries (PacificTA) to inform PacificTA managers, funders and implementers of results to date, and to inform future decision-making, as well as to meet accountability requirements.
Measures public and business attitudes to the local government sector in New Zealand
This is the final report in a New Zealand Initiative series on local government. It aims to restore accountability, transparency and community responsibility to local government. We propose doing this by setting clear roles for each tier of government, with limits on the ability of...
Designing funding policies to serve all the local and regional councils in New Zealand is challenging. This article looks at some of the issues that arise, and some principles for addressing funding arrangements and for considering whether current local government funding arrangements are suited to...
This article addresses the evolution of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington over the last three decades, both in terms of its growth into digital and cultural markets but also the way in which it has been driven by New Public Management sensibilities.
Editorial note: Local government in New Zealand exists within a fairly well-defined narrative. New Zealand is the most centralised nation within the OECD. Central government is by far the dominant partner in the central-local relationship and recent innovations in local government have tended towards further...
This article looks at constitutional and contractual resolutions to central-local relations, looking to see in what ways each approach could benefit the power and autonomy of local councils.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler recently released their draft constitution for New Zealand, which joins...
The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has been reviewing the quality of local government policy advice for the past four years and this paper looks at the progress being made in improving the quality of advice.
This document is an eight point programme of action designed to address a range of important issues with New Zealand's resource management system with the aim of furthering discussion about what would best suit the country's needs in the coming decade.
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Local Goverment New Zealand (LGNZ) commissioned this paper which takes a high-level look at the interrelationships between the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA), the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (LTMA). It comments on the coherence of the statutory...