Monday, 7 November 2011
Hamilton City Council on notice
Local Government Minister Rodney Hide has put Hamilton City Council on notice.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Canterbury councils can defer long term plans
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced that Cabinet had agreed to an Order in Council which allows Canterbury based councils to defer their long-term planning and accountability responsibilities.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Lower borrowing costs for councils
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the Government has advanced a further $500,000 of the Crown’s $5 million contribution towards establishing the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA).
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Local electoral system gets strengthened
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today welcomed the introduction of the Local Electoral Amendment Bill to Parliament, prior to its dissolution on 20 October 2011.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
No intervention at this time for Kaipara District Council
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today met with Mayor Mr Neil Tiller, Chief Executive Jack McKerchar and a representative of Local Government New Zealand following a number of requests from groups and individuals for government intervention in the Kaipara District Council.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Conflict of interest rules to be reviewed
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the first stage of a review of the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968, the legislation which governs how conflict of interest rules are managed for members of local councils.
Dangerous Breed Collared
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the addition of the Perro de Presa Canario (commonly referred to as Presa Canario) breed of dog to the list of dogs banned from importation into New Zealand.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Minister Congratulates Autism New Zealand
Associate Minister of Education Hon Rodney Hide today congratulated Autism New Zealand on being allocated a $764,500 grant from Pub Charity.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
New Local Government Commission Member Appointed
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the appointment of Anne Carter as a new member of the Local Government Commission.
Friday, 8 July 2011
Minister Appoints New Local Govt Commission Chair
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the appointment of Basil Morrison to the position of Chair of the Local Government Commission.
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Minister Welcomes Auckland Rates Savings
Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today welcomed Auckland Council’s announcement that rates across the region will rise by only 3.7 per cent - down from a projected average increase of 9.3 per cent under the old eight council structure.
Monday, 2 May 2011
Allocation of Special School Funding Announced
Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today announced the allocation of $22.8 million in funding under the ‘Success For All – Every School, Every Child’ initiative to upgrade existing special schools and satellite units, and create new satellites around the country.
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Statement From Hon Rodney Hide
I am immensely proud of the ACT Party.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
New agency to trim local body borrowing costs
A Bill setting up a new local government funding agency is expected to be introduced to Parliament shortly, according to Finance Minister Bill English and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Minister Releases Papers Outlining Government's Aspirations For Auckland Spatial Plan
Minister of Local Government and Chair of the Cabinet Committee for Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms Rodney Hide today released papers setting out the Government’s aspirations for Auckland, in support of the Auckland Council’s public consultation phase for the development of its first spatial plan.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
ACT Campaigns For Mana
ACT Leader Rodney Hide will join ACT Mana candidate Colin du Plessis on the campaign trail to meet and greet the people of Mana at the Porirua Railway Station from 7:30am.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Concerns Over Auckland Council Transition Costs Unfounded
Spatial plan will ensure economic growth for Auckland
The Auckland Council’s first Auckland spatial plan will help to ensure that New Zealand has a city which can provide a key link to the global economy, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide and Environment Minister Nick Smith said today.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Minister Welcomes New Auckland Council
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Speech to Launch 'Success for All – Every School, Every Child';
Cornwall Park School, Greenlane Road West, Greenlane, Auckland; Wednesday 20 October 2010
It’s great to be here today and thank you for your warm welcome.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Success For All - Every School, Every Child
Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today launched ‘Success for All – Every School, Every Child’, the Government’s response to the Special Education Review.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Minister Congratulates New Wellington Mayor
Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide today congratulated incoming Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown, and wished her well for her first term as the civic leader of New Zealand's vibrant capital city.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Hide To Visit Australia To Discuss Productivity And Regulation
Minister for Regulatory Reform and Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide will tomorrow travel to Australia to meet with Australia's leading experts in the fields of productivity, regulation and local government.
Minister To Recommend Changes To Trade Wastes Bylaw
Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide today announced his intention to clarify the application of the Auckland Regional Council Trades Waste Bylaw to ensure certainty for those in the Auckland wastewater industry before the integration of Auckland's wastewater services into a single system on November 1 2010.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
New Auckland Council Saves Ratepayers $91 Million In Wages
Aucklanders should be very pleased at the announcement that, from 1 July 2012, the annual salary bill of the new Auckland Council will fall to $513 million - saving ratepayers a total of $91 million per annum, Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide said today.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Hide Accepts Garrett's Resignation
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today accepted the resignation of David Garrett MP from the ACT Party.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Statement By ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide Regarding David Garrett
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today acknowledged that ACT MP David Garrett made a terrible mistake 26 years ago, and recognised the significant hurt that his actions have caused.
Monday, 30 August 2010
Address to NZ Herald Business Luncheon
Appointments to Boards of Auckland Council CCOs
The list of directors and chairs for the Auckland Council’s new council controlled organisations was agreed to by Cabinet last week, Minister for Local Government Rodney Hide said.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Legacy of Sir Ron Trotter will not be soon forgotten
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today mourns the death of Sir Ron Trotter, one of New Zealand pre-eminent business figures.