About the 2019 Management Challenge

Fifteen councils took part in the 2019 Management Challenge. The winning team, Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council travelled to Darwin, Australia in July 2019 to compete in the finals.

2019 Participants were: 

  • Wellington City Council
  • Western Bay of Plenty
  • Tauranga City Council
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Invercargill City Council
  • Manawatu District Council 
  • Kaipara District Council
  • Otago Regional Council
  • Auckland Council
  • Hastings District Council
  • Whakatane District Council
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Rotorua Lakes Council
  • Central Otago District Council

The judges said:

'The teams this year were outstanding and there was very little to separate the top six teams in the final analysis.  Those teams that were well prepared with wall charts and task templates to assist in allocating duties and work components tended to the best.  However, the real benefit from this challenge is not so much gaining a top three placing as it is in the teamwork, leadership skills, and decision-making which occurs throughout the day.  It was great seeing all teams having so much fun while they were also working so hard to meet each of the challenges.  It is amazing how much can be achieved in such a little amount of time when people are working together under pressure'.

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