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Councils in New Zealand are always looking at ways to improve their communities and organisational procedures. Each council is different. They have different needs, different wants and operate in different ways. However, it is always beneficial to look at others successes and learn together from their achievements.

The stories listed below are some of those successes. They are things that councils have done to make a difference to their communities – for the better.

North hosts first national WaiRestoration hui

About 50 people from across New Zealand have gathered in Kerikeri for the country’s first Enviroschools WaiRestoration national hui.

March 28, 2018  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Quake City – Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend, 16 & 17 September.

September 7, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Methven Hosts Community Boards Conference

The small mid Canterbury town of Methven was on show last week as more than 200 Community Board, local and national government representatives from throughout New Zealand gathered for the...

May 16, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council consultation wins New Zealand Planning Institute’s Best Practice Award

Palmerston North City Council, Opus International Consultants and Green Infrastructural Services have won the New Zealand Planning Institute’s Best Practice Award for their consultation on the He Ara Kotahi pedestrian/cycle bridge.

April 18, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Mutual mentor plan to inspire leaders

Marlborough's mayor and an 18-year-old former college student have joined forces to help inspire leadership talents in each other.

April 11, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Performance in spotlight

The Waimakariri District Council's (WDC) performance has come under scrutiny.

March 23, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council sends out freedom camping caravan

Freedom camping caravans are commonplace in Taupo but Taupo District Council is sending out one of its own.

March 20, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Community Matters, Cr John Vujcich, Lifting performance bar

In the last triennium the Far North District Council voted to participate in the Local Government Excellence Programme as one of the foundation members.

February 23, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

Council assessment coming

The South Waikato District Council is being independently assessed as part of Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) Excellence Programme.

February 15, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news

A million native trees planted by local government last year

A million native trees were registered by councils last year with Trees That Count, the national initiative to plant millions more native trees to mitigate climate change.

February 10, 2017  |  Local wins  |  Local news