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The sky’s the limit

Tauranga City Council’s ‘Team Blue Sky’ has won the New Zealand leg of the LGMA Australasian Management Challenge, sponsored by Civica.

The judges say the team impresses with its “well-organised and very professional approach and demonstrates the qualities of a great team – leadership that encourages collaboration and team members that contribute effectively”.

Mentored by Emlyn Hatch the team members are: Amanda McFadden, venues & admin co-ordinator; Celia Bowles, planning engineer, water (and Team Blue Sky’s team leader); Joanna Thomas, team leader, library customer; Megan Davies, senior HR planner; Stuart Goodman, team leader, bylaws and parking; and Tracy Plane, corporate policy planner.

SOLGM manages the LGMA Australasian Management Challenge in New Zealand.

This article was first published in the May 2015 issue of NZ Local Government Magazine.

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