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How we’re performing

We aim to be the best!

We aim to be the best, and we want you to have confidence in the way we work and our performance. We're regularly audited and certified. Find out more about some of our certifications.


Image of CouncilMARK™ logoOur council’s performance was comprehensively and independently assessed in March 2017 as part of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme, resulting in an A rating.

Developed by Local Government New Zealand, CouncilMARK™ gives communities a clear picture of how their councils are performing, including where they are excelling and areas for improvement.

Participating councils are assessed across the areas of leadership, financial decision making, service delivery and community engagement every three years, and given a standard from AAA to C.

Read our assessment report. [PDF, 952 KB]

Find out more about the CouncilMARKTM programme(external link).

CEMARS certification

logo - CEMARSIn December 2017, we became the first regional council in New Zealand to attain Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (“CEMARS”) certification for our carbon emissions management and reduction scheme in relation to our corporate activities.

To maintain CEMARS certification, we've set a target to reduce emissions intensity by 2 per cent per year from the base year of 2016-2017.

Read more, in our plan and report below.

Emissions management and reduction plan 2016-2017 [PDF, 792 KB]

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory report 2016-2017 [PDF, 982 KB]

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