Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Manukau City Council Recognised Nationally

Media Release
13 September 2005

Manukau City Council Recognised Nationally

Manukau City Council dominated the NZ Post Society of Local Government Managers Management Awards announced last night.

As winners of 2 of the 4 categories, and receiving commendations in two others, Manukau confirmed its position in leadership of management excellence within local government in New Zealand.

“I am extremely proud of the staff’s performance which has been recognised through these awards,” said Colin Dale, Manukau City Manager.

“Regardless of how wonderful our policies look on paper, it is their effectiveness within the community that is the most important measure of success.

“For example, the Pacific Connection project which won the Management of People category, focused on improving understanding amongst our staff of our large Pacific community in Manukau. Why? Because when policies are being developed they need to be effective, and effectiveness is only possible with a deep understanding of the community you are trying to reach.

“In the Community Relationship category won by the Council’s City Manager’s Task Force entry, the Council met a challenge driven by growth and community concern. In addition to being acknowledged by the community as a success it is pleasing to see the level of interest in the project shown by other territorial local authorities, many of whom are facing the same issues.”

Manukau City Council also played a role in the Process Management category, won by a multi-Council entry, with a commendation for another entry in the same category.

“As City Manager it is with pride I can say that Manukau City Council staff strive to and do make a difference,” said Mr Dale.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news