4 Jul 2016
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Five local authorities are vying to be New Zealand’s best creative place in Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards.
The EXCELLENCE awards, now in their third year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding leadership role local government plays within communities. Sponsored by Creative New Zealand the award for best creative place is one of five categories for which local authorities were invited to submit entries.
The ultimate winner of the creative place award will have contributed to, or is contributing to, a more prosperous and vibrant town, city, district or region by incorporating arts and culture in infrastructure, amenities and local services.
Finalists for the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place are:
“We’re delighted to see the calibre of the finalists for these awards. It’s encouraging to see local authorities supporting creativity and working with artists, arts practitioners, organisations and creative entrepreneurs to enrich the lives of communities through the country,” said Creative New Zealand chief executive Stephen Wainwright.
“The arts make our communities more inclusive and engaging as well supporting local economies and contributing to health and happiness. The example set by the finalists is this award category offer an inspiring example of what can be achieved.”
For more information contact:
Creative New Zealand
Tel: 04 473 0187