The EXCELLENCE Awards are open to all of New Zealand's 78 local authorities each year. The Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils in promoting and growing the well-being of their communities. Awards are judged on a combination of general and specific criteria.

Awards recipients will be announced at the Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards ceremony on Friday 17 July 2020.

The categories for 2020 are as below:

  • EXCELLENCE Award for Social Well-being;
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Economic Well-being;
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Well-being; and
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Cultural Well-being.

For more information about the 2020 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards click here.