Dave Cull, LGNZ President
This year LGNZ's annual conference and EXCELLENCE Awards was held in Christchurch from 15-17 July 2018. The 2018 conference theme was Firmly focused on the future: Future-proofing for a prosperous and vibrant New Zealand.
Almost 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.
The LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards are designed to showcase council projects, programmes and people who have made a real impact in
The EXCELLENCE Awards recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils with regard to community engagement, governance and strategy, environmental impact, infrastructure management, economic development, cultural vibrancy, and overall value and service delivery.
This year, the fifth year the awards have been held, saw a total of 75 applications from councils around the country and the entries showed real examples of the local government sector delivering value and exemplary services to our communities.
The winners of the 2018 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards were named at the Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards function on Monday 16 July 2018.
Congratulations to all our finalists and winners in this year's Awards. The sector should be incredibly proud of its achievements as we celebrate these outstanding projects and individuals. We look forward to seeing what 2019 brings.