The National Environmental Monitoring Initiative (NEMS) won a prestigious award from The New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) for "Building Organisational Capability" in 2015.
Judges comments "Water and water quality are significant national policy issues. The development of these standards is an extremely successful cross-governmental approach to developing environmental standards that, to date, is unique and has been internationally recognised. We are impressed by the steps the group has taken to promote use of the standards and develop sector understanding. NEMS’ work is a great exemplar of capability building at the system level. This entry also represents an exemplar of the continuous improvement ethos."
The New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) is the national membership organisation for local government professionals that exists to promote and support professional management in local government. Their focus is on providing professional leadership, promoting innovation and excellence in management practice and developing the sector capability to enhance service delivery to our local communities