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Kamo Place Race wins ALGIM Award

Last week the Whangarei District Council won a national award for the way it used social media to talk with the community about changes in Kamo.
Updated: 20/05/2014 1:51 p.m.
ALGIM 2014 Web and Digital Awards.

​ALGIM 2014 Web and Digital Award for
Best Use of Social Media for the
Kamo Place Race.

​The Kamo Place Race won the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) 2014 Web and Digital Award for Best Use of Social Media for the Kamo Place Race initiative.

“It’s great to know we are up there with the best in Local Government, using social media the way people want to use it to talk to us,” said project Leader Nick Williamson.

ALGIM represents the national and international interests of the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector within New Zealand’s city, district and regional councils.

The 2014 ALGIM Web & Digital Awards recognise and celebrate best practice in web and digital amongst New Zealand local authorities.  They aim to encourage local government to be innovative and recognised in supporting their organisation and communities of interest. 

The category is judged on nominations received and is based on the following criteria:


Innovativeness, uniqueness and originality in terms of technology or systems requirements.

Usability / Ease of Use

Demonstrates how the initiative allows the end user to complete tasks online more easily.

Success / Effectiveness

Outlines the successes of the initiative and how it achieved its objectives. Including the impact of the initiative, results, cost saving, efficiency gains, improved service and practicality.

The judges and attendees at the conference commented on how innovative the Kamo Place Race approach was and how good it was that Whangarei District Council was prepared to try it out.

“This is great recognition for the Policy and Monitoring Team, as well as for Council as a whole,” said Mr Williamson. 

“The Kamo Plan Change created during the Place Race will soon be taken to Council for approval, and then out for formal consultation.”

The 2014 ALGIM Web & Digital Awards was held on the 12 and 13 May 2014 at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland.

Visit the Kamo Place Race facebook page and watch out for details on the next Place Race!



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