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2022 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

The EXCELLENCE Awards are open to all of LGNZ's member councils each year. The Awards, now in their eighth year, recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils in promoting and growing the wellbeing of their communities. Awards are judged on a combination of general and specific criteria.

Awards recipients were announced at the Fulton Hogan conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards ceremony on Friday 22 July 2022.

Click here to read a media release about the award finalists.

The categories for 2022 are as below:

  • EXCELLENCE Award for Cultural Wellbeing;
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Economic Wellbeing;
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Wellbeing; and
  • EXCELLENCE Award for Social Wellbeing.

The winners of the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards 2022 were:

Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Cultural Wellbeing


Selwyn District Council: Te Ara Ātea


The other finalists were:

  • Christchurch City Council: Toi Ōtautahi
  • Whangarei District Council: Pūtahi Park at Whangārei City Waterfront
​MartinJenkins EXCELLENCE Award for Economic Wellbeing


Central Hawke's Bay District Council: Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay


The other finalists were:

  • Hawke's Bay District Council: Broader Outcomes in Action through the delivery of the capital programme
  • Selwyn District Council: Selwyn Works - New Employment Approaches to Drive Economic Growth
  • Tauranga City Council: Three Waters Collaboration
Air New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Wellbeing


Porirua City Council: Porirua City Council Streamside Project 2021-2041


The other finalists were:

  • Auckland Council: Kauri Protection Programme
  • Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council: Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketu Estuary Enhancement Project
  • Rangitikei District Council: Tutaenui Reserve Restoration Project
  • Rotorua Lakes Council: Te Puna a Pekehaua partnership - Freshwater supply
  • Tauranga City Council: Kerbside Collections
Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities EXCELLENCE Award for Social Wellbeing


Hutt City Council: Te Awa Kairangi Kai Collective


The other finalists were:

  • Auckland Council: Supporting social wellbeing in the Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Far North District Council: Nothing But Net
  • Hastings District Council: Pāharakeke, kua tae te wa! It's Flaxmere's time!
  • Nelson City Council: Te Parikaranga, Iwi Engagement Platform
  • Ōpōtiki District Council: Ōpōtiki Our Way ‐ COVID Preparedness and Response
  • Selwyn District Council: Faces of Selwyn
  • Tauranga City Council: Kāinga Tupu - Collaborating to Tackle Homelessness

 

Fulton Hogan Local EXCELLENCE Award


Porirua City Council: Porirua City Council Streamside Project 2021-2041

 


Te Tari Taiwhenua Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government

Jeff Farrell, Whakatāne District Council