Honorary Ambassadors Selection Criteria

Reference:  P00-012           
Status: Approved by the Council on 3 April 2000, Amended by the Council on 10 April 2018


Policy Purpose

This policy sets out the criteria for selecting Honorary Ambassadors of the New Plymouth District and the manner of regognising their appointment.

Policy Statements


Recipients of an Honorary Ambassadorship shall:

a) Reside in, or have a close relationship with, the New Plymouth district; and

b) Have been chosen through a recognised selection process to represent New Plymouth, Taranaki or New Zealand at an international event in a cultural/artistic/sporting or academic field; or

c) Be involved in an international activity or event, including an international conference, which is likely to enhance and promote the reputation of the New Plymouth District.


Honorary Ambassadorships shall be granted as a one-off. Further ambassadorships will not usually be granted to an individual, however subsequent achievement may be acknowledged in another manner (such as a morning or afternoon tea).


Honorary Ambassadors are expected to:

a) Achieve their best;

b) Be good ambassadors of the New Plymouth District and be prepared to take opportunities to promote the district in a positive way; and

c) Report back to the Council.

Receipt of nominations

Nominations will be received by the Mayor’s office and forwarded to the Mayor for consideration.


Recipients will be recognised at an appropriate function, usually a morning or afternoon tea, and will be presented with a certificate and a badge to acknowledge receipt of the ambassadorship.


Reviewed and amended Council resolution 10 April 2018.