2016 LGNZ Conference

2016 LGNZ Conference 

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This year LGNZ's annual conference and EXCELLENCE Awards was held in Dunedin from 24-26 July 2016.  

The 2016 conference focused on place making – creating places where people love to live, work and play. There was a strong focus on leading change and building places for tomorrow where families and businesses can prosper.

Approximately 565 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 
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The EXCELLENCE 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.

This year, the third year the awards have been held, saw the highest number of entries received with a total of 62 applications from councils around the country.  The judges said that the calibre of the nominations was extremely impressive and the entries showed real examples of the local government sector delivering value and exemplary services to our communities.

2016 Awards Winners

The winners of the 2016 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards were named at the Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards function on Monday 25 July 2016.

Click here to view the media release announcing the winners.

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners for this years Awards. The sector should be incredibly proud of its achievements as we celebrate these outstanding projects and individuals.  We look forward to seeing what 2017 brings. 

A collection of presentation slides from the 2016 LGNZ Conference

A collection of photos from the 2016 LGNZ Conference and EXCELLENCE Awards