LGNZ conference and excellence awards

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2017 LGNZ Conference 

This year LGNZ's annual conference and EXCELLENCE Awards was held in Auckland from 23-25 July 2017.

The 2017 conference theme was Creating pathways to 2050: liveable spaces and loveable places with a future focus on infrastructure, place making and community engagement.

Approximately 600 delegates attended, such as mayors, chairs, chief executives, councillors and senior management from New Zealand's councils, along with key players from the private sector, business, government and non government agencies.

Click here to visit the conference website containing programme, social functions, accommodation and registration information.



The LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards are designed to showcase council projects, programmes and people who have made a real impact in local communities.

These prestigious awards were once again presented at the black tie Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards function on Monday 24 July.

The Awards recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils with regard to community engagement, environmental impact, infrastructure management, economic development, cultural vibrancy, and overall value and service delivery.  Award information and award criteria are here.


Information on all finalists of the 2017 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards.

2017 LGNZ Conference

The 2017 LGNZ conference and EXCELLENCE Awards were held in Auckland from 23-25 July 2017.

2016 LGNZ Conference

The 2016 LGNZ conference and EXCELLENCE Awards were held in Dunedin from 24-26 July 2016.