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In 2005 a debris flow devastated the Matatā community and now 14 years later some residents are still exposed to an unacceptably high level of risk to their lives, the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta says.

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has today announced an increase to the Rates Rebate Scheme which will help ensure many low-income New Zealanders are able to pay their rates demands this coming financial year.

The Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta is pleased to welcome legislation that confirms the role local government plays in promoting community wellbeing and gives councils more flexibility to respond to the needs of their communities.

Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed the decision by South Wairarapa District Council to have Wellington Water provide its water management services.  

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, today announced interim measures to reform the local government reorganisation process to provide greater stability and certainty for local authorities and communities.

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta says we have to be vigilant around our dogs this summer.

The Government has announced plans to initiate a strategic conversation with Local Government about community well-being and proposals to overhaul the regulation of water.

A new report continues to build a picture of looming potential costs as the Government seeks to ensure safe drinking water, and better environmental performance of the country’s wastewater infrastructure, said the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta.

The Ministers of Local Government, Youth, Employment, and Building and Construction today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs establishing a new partnership to get more young people into work. 

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta will be researching how Ireland, Scotland and England run their water systems in the coming week as part of a New Zealand Government review of the ‘Three Waters’ system.

Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, has announced that from 1 July 2018, eligible retirement village residents will be able to apply to their local council for a rates rebate.

Improving how water management services support healthy communities and a sustainable economy is a focus of Budget 2018, says Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta.

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed a Productivity Commission draft report on New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy, saying it raises important issues for Māori.

Two important local government bills have had their first reading in Parliament tonight.

The Government is acting to restore the promotion of social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of communities to the statutory purpose of local councils, says Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta.