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Art Deco Weekend secures finalist spot in excellence awards

Art Deco Weekend secures finalist spot in excellence awards

Napier’s iconic Tremains Art Deco Weekend has secured a finalist place in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Excellence Awards for ‘Community Event of the Year’.

The prestigious award recognises events that have engaged the local community, drawn attendance from outside the region and received positive exposure on a national or international stage.

Now in its 27th year, the world-famous Tremains Art Deco Weekend attracts around 40,000 people to its showcase of history, culture, music and fashion.

Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says the event is a worthy finalist in the inaugural awards.

“I am absolutely rapt. This event has become synonymous with Napier and we are thrilled to have our contribution acknowledged by LGNZ,” Mayor Dalton says.

“Even after 27 years, Art Deco Weekend is continuing to grow and that really says something about what a high calibre event it is.”

Art Deco Trust General Manager Sally Jackson says thousands of hours of work go into the planning and implementation of the event and the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Trust put their heart and soul into every element.

“To be recognised nationally as a finalist within these awards is a real honour and highlights what can be achieved by a group of extremely passionate people.”

Other finalists are Auckland Council for The Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines and New Plymouth District Council for TSB Bank Festival of Lights.

The judging panel comprises BERL Chief Economist Dr Ganesh Nana, former Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast and Chair of NZCID John Rae.

The winner of the award will be announced at the LGNZ conference and awards ceremony in Nelson on Monday 21 July.


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