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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


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Local Government New Zealand congratulates the first councils to have been assessed through the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™.  

Eighteen councils from around New Zealand signed up as Foundation Councils to be the first to go through the assessment process.

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the new local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ has today released the first set of council assessments and grades.  

IAB Chair Toby Stevenson says the five reports measure indicators across leadership, finance, asset management, service delivery and community engagement.