SuperLocal Awards

Honouring excellence throughout the motu

Get ready for the LGNZ SuperLocal Awards, celebrating 10 years of excellence in local government. And a decade in, it’s a perfect time to change things up! First, we’ve renamed our awards from the LGNZ Excellence Awards to LGNZ SuperLocal Awards. We’ve also refreshed our awards programme and revamped our categories to better showcase the amazing mahi being done by councils across the motu.

Mark your calendars and make sure you’re there for the big reveal on Friday, July 28, 2023, at the Fulton Hogan Conference Dinner and LGNZ SuperLocal Awards. Because councils, it’s your time to shine.

Award categories

The SuperLeader Award
Sponsored byMartinJenkins
This award is for an exceptional elected member who leads by example. You inspire others to action and take people with you to make an outstanding contribution to your community. A SuperLeader brings out the best in everyone they work with, is an unconventional thinker, and gets things done.

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The SuperCollab Award
Sponsored by Kāinga Ora
This award is about extraordinary teamwork or partnership. An innovative collaboration or partnership that’s had a significant positive impact on all or part of your community’s social, economic, environmental and/or cultural wellbeing. The genuine partnership approach will have brought long-lasting benefits to all or some of your community.

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The SuperIdea Award
Sponsored by Waka Kotahi

This award is all about thinking outside the box. A breathtakingly clever solution to an age-old cultural, social, economic or environmental problem in the community. Your idea will have shifted people’s thinking away from the ‘we’ve always done it this way’ mentality to a new paradigm and way of doing things.

LGNZ23 Waka Kotahi awards page

The SuperEngaged Award
This award is about exceptional engagement. Your cool and creative ways to capture the community’s attention and galvanise them have driven people to connect with local government and have their voices heard. The community feels trusted and valued by your engagement and is energised for the future.

Here's how you can enter

The LGNZ SuperLocal Awards are open to all of LGNZ's member councils, click here to view the criteria.

Register to enter here.

Follow this link, and then you’ll have to register to create an account. Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can begin your application.

The entry deadline is 5pm Wednesday, 31 May.

For any questions, please email

Be at the awards ceremony

When: Fulton Hogan Conference Dinner and LGNZ SuperLocal Awards
Friday 28 July, 6.30pm – late
Venue: Rivers Room, Te Pae Convention Centre, Ōtautahi, Christchurch
Cost: Price included in conference registration. Additional ticket price: $185