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Pic Cap, from left, Mark Rawson (EDNZ), Adi James (MDC) Alistair Schorn (MDC) Neil Henry (MDC) Trevor Hook (former councillor of MDC), Mark Wheeler (MDC), Pam Ford (EDNZ Chair) and Mayor John Leggett. Photo: Colin McDiarmid.

Encouraging wellbeing and prosperity in the community has seen Marlborough District Council staff honoured for their efforts.

The Marlborough Smart+Connected Economic and Community Development Programme team has been recognised for their contribution to the region.

At an economic conference in Blenheim on Thursday, the Wellbeing and Prosperity Awards were revealed in front of former Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark.

Economic Development New Zealand chair Pam Ford says Marlborough’s programme puts it at the “forefront” of growth.

“The impressive line-up of speakers covered a wide range of issues impacting on New Zealand’s wellbeing and quality of life,”

“One theme that came through strongly was the importance of investing in workforce training to improve productivity, rather than the traditional thinking of viewing staff development as a cost,” she says.

Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ) is a not-for-profit group which champions organisations and individuals who stimulate economic wellbeing and inclusive growth.

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