News & Media

Below you will find media releases about the CouncilMARK™ Programme. For all media enquiries related to the programme please contact:

Daniel Webster
Senior Communications Advisor
T 022 524 1217
daniel.webster@lgnz.co.nz

 

For programme enquiries click here.

 

How does a small provincial and rural council, understated in demeanour, conservative in many areas including financial risk and investment, and humble in its dealings internally and externally, deliver industry best practice in key areas of leadership and engagement?

That's one of the questions raised and answered in the first case...

A new CouncilMARK™ report released today takes a deep dive into Whanganui District Council’s operations, finding an organisation with a clear strategy and sound service delivery, who are on a pathway to further improvement.

Manawatū District Council has today received their first CouncilMARK™ report, which shows a rural council tackling the challenges of a growing population and changing environmental and regulatory landscapes.

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees CouncilMARK™, the local government excellence programme, has today awarded Hauraki District Council with an A rating, citing stand out performance in governance, strategy and engagement with the community.

A CouncilMARK™ report issued for New Plymouth District Council says that while the region has experienced relative prosperity and growth, changes to the economy of New Zealand’s ‘energy capital’ may present challenges.

Dunedin City Council is the latest local authority to receive a CouncilMARK™ report from the programme’s Independent Assessment Board (IAB), which has identified an organisation that has overcome legacy financial issues to achieve an A-rating.

The latest reports of local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released today for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Tararua District Council. All reports and more information on CouncilMARK™ can be found here.

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has released today the reports of council assessments and ratings for Environment Canterbury and Upper Hutt City Council. IAB Chair Toby Stevenson says CouncilMARK™ reports measure indicators across leadership, finance, asset management, service delivery and community engagement.

Communities are being served well by the Mackenzie District Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows.

Wellingtonians are being well served by the Greater Wellington Regional Council, a report completed under the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ shows.