Please join us online to celebrate and present the LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards, the AskYourTeam Emerging Leader of the Year Award, and announce the winning team of the New Zealand leg of the JLT Australasian Management Challenge.

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About this event

Although we are unable to celebrate in person this year we are pleased to welcome back Oscar Kightley who will host this online celebration.

We encourage you to get your teams together, wear something fancy, share some kai, and enjoy celebrating local government success.

The LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards recognise excellence and innovation in local government management. The seven categories that are recognised in the awards each represent a key characteristic of the effective management of local communities:

  • The Minister of Local Government’s Award for Council/Community Relations,
  • The Datacom Award for Transforming Service Delivery,
  • The GHD Award for Environmental Leadership,
  • The MartinJenkins Award for Collaborative Government Action,
  • The Capability Group Award for Organisation and People Development,
  • The BECA Award for Placemaking, and
  • Te Tohu Waka Hourua - The Buddle Findlay Award for Māori-Council Partnerships.

We will also present:

  • The LGFA Taituarā Supreme Winner Award,
  • The AskYourTeam Emerging Leader of the Year Award to two recipients who will travel with the Taituarā President and Chief Executive to the ICMA Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and
  • The JLT Australasian Management Challenge’s New Zealand leg winners. The winners will travel to Australia to compete in the Grand Final. If they cannot travel, the runners-up will go in their place - tune in to see who wins!

We hope you can join us to celebrate the outstanding people and projects that contribute to the success of the local government sector.


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