In about March each year SOLGM runs the New Zealand leg of the LGMA Management Challenge, Australasia’s premier forum for current and emerging local government leaders.
The winners of the New Zealand leg then go on to represent New Zealand at the Australasian Finals usually run in Melbourne in late June. There they compete against the winning team from the seven Australian states. New Zealand teams have an exceptional record at the finals with two firsts, a second and a third place over the last four years.
This video is all about how Hawke’s Bay’s very own Hastings District Council took out the top place in 2012!