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New CouncilMARK™ report drills into Dunedin City Council performance

February 26, 2019

Dunedin City Council is the latest local authority to receive a CouncilMARK™ report from the programme’s Independent Assessment Board (IAB), which has identified an organisation that has overcome legacy financial...

CouncilMARK™ report: New Plymouth facing unique challenges

March 5, 2019

A CouncilMARK™ report issued for New Plymouth District Council says that while the region has experienced relative prosperity and growth, changes to the economy of New Zealand’s ‘energy capital’ may...

CouncilMARK™ report delivers ‘A’ grade to small council doing big things

March 13, 2019

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees CouncilMARK™, the local government excellence programme, has today awarded Hauraki District Council with an A rating, citing stand out performance in governance, strategy and...

The CouncilMARK™ excellence programme began in July 2016 with a leadership group of councils called Foundation Members.  Assessments began for an initial group of councils in September 2016 and continued into 2017.  Results will be shared from around the middle of 2017.

The Foundation Members are: 

  • Far North District Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Hastings District Council
  • Horowhenua District Council
  • Masterton District Council
  • Matamata-Piako District Council
  • Napier City Council
  • Nelson City Council
  • Porirua City Council
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Rangitikei District Council
  • Ruapehu District Council
  • South Taranaki District Council
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Wairoa District Council
  • Whakatane District Council


Date updated: July 13, 2017 at 9:12 PM