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Daniel Webster
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From a weed blitz to mountain biking and innovative economic strategy, finalists in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards span a broad range of outstanding council leadership initiatives. 

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

Creation of New Zealand’s largest fully consented and development-ready industrial park has made Selwyn District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

The staggering success of West Coast Regional Council’s new “Untamed natural wilderness” brand has made it a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

A highly successful strategy to make Rotorua a globally recognised mountain bike destination is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

An updated economic development strategy combining a strong international focus with community consultation and alignment with council planning processes has made Hauraki District Council a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

A new Papakainga housing development policy, opening the way for utilisation of Māori land, has seen Hastings District Council named a finalist in the 2017 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

 

A new 24 million litre reservoir that boosts Hamilton’s ability to cope with emergencies is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

The country’s largest roading alliance, set up by Waikato District Council and dramatically improving response times, is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.

An intensive blitz on invasive weed velvetleaf by Waikato Regional Council is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.