Lawrence Yule

22nd Feb 18, 2:47pm
KiwiFund Bill to establish a committee to set up a government-run KiwiSaver scheme passes first reading; National dubs it misguided and unnecessary; Industry speaks out against 'political tinkering' 
KiwiFund Bill to establish a committee to set up a government-run KiwiSaver scheme passes first reading; National dubs it misguided and unnecessary; Industry speaks out against 'political tinkering' 
22nd Feb 18, 2:47pm
29th Mar 17, 2:10pm
Labour responds to challenge from Joyce that political parties should seriously consider ProdComm urban planning proposals in Election 2017 campaign; Notes similarities to current policies
Labour responds to challenge from Joyce that political parties should seriously consider ProdComm urban planning proposals in Election 2017 campaign; Notes similarities to current policies
29th Mar 17, 2:10pm
15th Mar 17, 8:01am
Councils facing debt covenant headwinds faced with finding new revenue streams or increasing rates. But will today's ratepayers be happy funding the next generation's infrastructure costs?
Councils facing debt covenant headwinds faced with finding new revenue streams or increasing rates. But will today's ratepayers be happy funding the next generation's infrastructure costs?
15th Mar 17, 8:01am
14th Mar 17, 12:34pm
Local Government NZ highlights housing and tourism infrastructure spending pressures, wants a slice of the GST revenue brought in from tourists
Local Government NZ highlights housing and tourism infrastructure spending pressures, wants a slice of the GST revenue brought in from tourists
14th Mar 17, 12:34pm
26th Jul 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey explains how Councils could ease RMA and other restrictions to kick-start economic growth, and in exchange get a cut from Government of the fruits of that growth
Bernard Hickey explains how Councils could ease RMA and other restrictions to kick-start economic growth, and in exchange get a cut from Government of the fruits of that growth
26th Jul 15, 5:02am
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21st Jul 15, 10:14am
Local Govt NZ releases funding review report proposing 'special economic zones' where Councils share in fruits of growth; road user charges, visitor levies and fuel taxes also proposed
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Local Govt NZ releases funding review report proposing 'special economic zones' where Councils share in fruits of growth; road user charges, visitor levies and fuel taxes also proposed
21st Jul 15, 10:14am
20th May 15, 12:53pm
Inaugural extensive survey of over 3000 citizens and businesses scores New Zealand's councils just 29 out of 100 on reputation
Inaugural extensive survey of over 3000 citizens and businesses scores New Zealand's councils just 29 out of 100 on reputation
20th May 15, 12:53pm
11th May 15, 10:05am
Smith announces 10-20 year delay to rules on assessing and fixing quake-prone buidings; Expected cost almost halved to NZ$777 mln; Auckland, Dunedin big winners
Smith announces 10-20 year delay to rules on assessing and fixing quake-prone buidings; Expected cost almost halved to NZ$777 mln; Auckland, Dunedin big winners
11th May 15, 10:05am
4th Feb 15, 7:00am
Dave Grimmond looks at the LGNZ revenue discussion paper and finds reasons to be sceptical, but also an option for 'fiscally neutral' change
Dave Grimmond looks at the LGNZ revenue discussion paper and finds reasons to be sceptical, but also an option for 'fiscally neutral' change
4th Feb 15, 7:00am
2nd Feb 15, 10:05am
Local Govt NZ releases discussion paper calling for councils to have broader taxing powers to bridge current gap between spending and revenue
Local Govt NZ releases discussion paper calling for councils to have broader taxing powers to bridge current gap between spending and revenue
2nd Feb 15, 10:05am
9th Apr 14, 4:43pm
Local Government NZ launches council funding review; says property rates may not be sustainable; Road tolling, sales taxes, income taxes mooted as alternatives
Local Government NZ launches council funding review; says property rates may not be sustainable; Road tolling, sales taxes, income taxes mooted as alternatives
9th Apr 14, 4:43pm
19th Mar 14, 11:56am
Ratepayers 'can keep a closer eye on council finances' under new Govt regulations
Ratepayers 'can keep a closer eye on council finances' under new Govt regulations
19th Mar 14, 11:56am
25th Feb 14, 3:00pm
Local Government New Zealand introduces guidelines for councils to work better with business interests
Local Government New Zealand introduces guidelines for councils to work better with business interests
25th Feb 14, 3:00pm
13th Nov 13, 3:34pm
Local Govt Minister says new financial prudence regulations will tighten financial reporting, lift transparency and encourage excellence in local government
Local Govt Minister says new financial prudence regulations will tighten financial reporting, lift transparency and encourage excellence in local government
13th Nov 13, 3:34pm
28th Aug 13, 11:55am
It will be mandatory for local councils to undertake strategic asset management planning; councils warn on costs
It will be mandatory for local councils to undertake strategic asset management planning; councils warn on costs
28th Aug 13, 11:55am
16th Aug 13, 2:27pm
Local Govt NZ says ratepayers may have to meet costs of new property developments once central government reins in council charges on new sections
Local Govt NZ says ratepayers may have to meet costs of new property developments once central government reins in council charges on new sections
16th Aug 13, 2:27pm
13th Aug 13, 2:31pm
Local councils believe the Government's timetable for big resource management changes is not realistic; changes may have 'unintended consequences'
Local councils believe the Government's timetable for big resource management changes is not realistic; changes may have 'unintended consequences'
13th Aug 13, 2:31pm
7th Aug 13, 4:07pm
The Government's still insisting on the powers to over-ride local government on housing development. Local government is resisting
The Government's still insisting on the powers to over-ride local government on housing development. Local government is resisting
7th Aug 13, 4:07pm
23rd Jul 13, 4:00pm
Local Government NZ pushing for shared services and procurement as a way to tame rates inflation amid pushes for 'Super Cities' in Wellington, Hawkes Bay
Local Government NZ pushing for shared services and procurement as a way to tame rates inflation amid pushes for 'Super Cities' in Wellington, Hawkes Bay
23rd Jul 13, 4:00pm