This year LGNZ's annual conference and EXCELLENCE Awards were held in Christchurch from 15-17 July 2018.
The 2018 conference theme was We are firmly focused on the future: Future-proofing for a prosperous and vibrant New Zealand. There was a strong focus on leadership and addressing the big challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand and its communities.
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 presented at the black tie Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards function on Monday 16 July.
The Awards recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils with regard to best practice governance, asset management, community engagement, environmental impact, economic development, cultural vibrancy, and overall performance excellence and community outcomes. Award information and award criteria are here.
Information on past LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards.
The 2017 LGNZ conference and EXCELLENCE Awards were held in Auckland from 23-25 July 2017.