In recent years Dunedin City Council has taken a thorough approach to the planning and procurement of its street light renewal, canvassing both the possible adverse effects and the opportunities afforded by a move to LEDs.
The work has attracted the support of the vice president of the International Dark-Sky Association. Council staff presented...
For the past three and a half years, Benedict Ferguson has been working to create an active partnership between union members and Auckland Council – the only local authority in the country to have a full-time union delegate.
He spoke with Ruth Le Pla about the challenges of his role and his work to date.
Contrary to what many people presume,...
Marta Karlik-Neale moved to the Netherlands recently. She says that in some areas of New Zealand we will have to learn to live with water the way Dutch do. This includes accepting higher costs of water management.
On March 20 this year, the Dutch elected new representatives to manage water in their constantly flood-threatened country. They have...
June 13 – 14
Future Workforce Forum. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington
June 18 – 19
Project Management. TBC, Wellington
June 24 – 25
Fleet Safety. Grand Millenium, Auckland
June 24 – 25
Best Practice Asset Management. TBA, Auckland
June 26 – 28
IPWEA NZ Conference 2019. TSB Arena and Shed...
The State Services Commission’s review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000 is evidence that speaking up is going to become more important to those operating in the public sector, says Jane Arnott.
Local government can ill-afford to be found wanting when employees, suppliers or ratepayers wish to speak up. The reputation of local government...
Local authorities need more support in addressing the potential risks of land contaminated by lead paint from old residential properties. Use of the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) is not enough. Graham Aveyard pieces together the evidence.
Archived records from the New Zealand Official Yearbook provide some baseline statistics to...