The 2023 Taituarā Gala Dinner took place on 8 June 2023. Thank you for all those who supported the evening by taking part by attending and/or contributing projects to the 2023 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards. We are delighted to now share the full details of the awards delivered as well photographs taken during the evening.

Photos taken on the evening

View our 2023 Taituarā Gala Dinner photo gallery.

The 2023 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards

This year's Supreme Award was won by Hutt City Council for its 'Takai Here Tāngata' project. 

Find out more about the winners of the 2023 LGFA Local Government Awards:

There was a wealth of ideas and experiences on show in the many entries our judges received which we we would like to continue to share. Videos illustrating all 43 entries can still be viewed in our 2023 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards video showcase.

Overseas Manager Exchanges

Anne Blakeway of Tauranga City Council, Dennise Elers of Central Hawke's Bay District Council, Libby O’Brien of Taupō District Council, and Sarah Matthews also of Taupō District Council, are the winners of the 2023 Overseas Managers Exchanges sponsored by AskYourTeam, Civic Financial Services, and Marsh respectively. Read more.

The New Zealand Leg of the Australasian Management Challenge

Congratulations to the Tauranga Moana Taskmasters from Tauranga City Council who won this year's New Zealand Leg of the Australasian Management Competition sponsored by Marsh. In second place was BOPR-Tea from Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Trail Blazers from Central Otago District Council came in third place. Read more.

Taituarā Emerging Leader of the Year

Horowhenua District Council local government professional Lauren Baddock was recognised as the 2023 Emerging Leader of the Year. Read more.

Taituarā Distinguished Management Award

Taituarā was delighted to announce that Barbara McKerrow is the recipient of this year's Distinguished Management Award. Barbara was nominated by both Wellington City Council and New Plymouth District Council in recognition of her 37-year career in local government. Read more.

Media Pack

The full details of the awards are available in our Media Pack. For further details email our Chief Advisor Raymond Horan or ring us on (04) 978 1280.