Update website a winner
Porirua City Council’s website for sportsground updates has won an information management award.
The website, www.updates.co.nz, won the Excellence in Information Management Award and also came third in the Excellence in Innovation category at the 31st annual Association of Local Government Information Management ( ALGIM) Conference in Taupo. Website manager Dale Hartle says Porirua’s sports teams, parents and coaches, and council staff, are all benefiting from the website.
‘‘The Updates website enables the public to receive up-to-date information about whether a sportsground is open or closed for training or weekend games, wherever they may be, on whatever device they choose.’’
She says streamlining a previously time-consuming process into a quick and easy one-click update and notification system has made all the difference for administrators and users. Subscribers can receive updates by RSS or email, or text-in to receive a response with the latest status information.
Administrators use the one-click update function and managers receive automated monthly reports. The project won this award against competition that included mapping for the Rugby World Cup and Contact Centres following the Christchurch earthquake.
The Excellence in Information Management Award was sponsored by Information Leadership Consulting and prizes included a three-day training programme and a voucher for expenses in attending the next ALGIM event.