The LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards recognise and celebrate excellent performance by councils in promoting and growing the well-being of their communities.
The Awards are judged on a combination of general and specific criteria, incorporating best practice and components from the CouncilMARK™ excellence programme's four priority areas.
The categories for 2021 are as below:
- Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities EXCELLENCE Award for Social Well-being;
- MartinJenkins EXCELLENCE Award for Economic Well-being;
- Air New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Environmental Well-being; and
- Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Cultural Well-being.
In addition, one or more individuals will be awarded the Te Tari Taiwhenua Internal Affairs EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government, and Fulton Hogan will also select the Local EXCELLENCE Award from among the finalists.
Process and timeline detailed below