Showcasing and celebrating the outstanding projects and people that contribute to the success of the local government sector.

Get your team together and join us for a night of glitz, glamour, and celebration.

About this event

Join us for our premiere event of the year – our Gala Dinner and Excellence Awards – an evening of glitz, glamour, and celebration as we showcase and celebrate the outstanding people and mahi that contribute to the success of our sector.


This year we encourage you to bring your team along to celebrate the successes of the sector, as well as your project entry, or a colleague that has been nominated for an award or exchange.

Individual tickets

  • Taituarā Member - $180.00 + GST
  • Non-Member - $215.00 + GST

Table of 8 tickets

  • Council table of 8 - $1,360.00 + GST
  • Corporate table of 8 - $2,000.00 + GST

Please note: Due to the nature of this event, the cancellation of ticket registrations will not be accepted. However, tickets may be transferred, and we welcome replacement guests. In all cases, including non-attendance, the ticket registration fee will be payable in full, and no refunds given.

At the event

We will announce the winners of the 2023 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards, including seven award categories, from which the Supreme Award winner will be selected.

We will also present the Emerging Leader of the Year award, announce our recipients of the Overseas Manager Exchanges (sponsored by Marsh, Civic Financial Services, and AskYourTeam), and announce the winning team of the NZ leg of the Australasian Management Challenge (sponsored by Marsh).

Join us, and our MC Oscar Kightley, for this spectacular evening.

Dress code: Black tie

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact

Thank you to our sponsors: