By Elizabeth Hughes –Elizabeth Hughes Communication.
Imagine going on a date with local government.
Local government dating profile: His* photo is slightly out of focus (he’s new to selfies). Clearly visible in the background is a pile of clothes he tried on and discarded before finally deciding that the polo shirt would send the right...
WasteMINZ has just released a set of new guidelines on handling asbestos. Paul Evans alerts councils to their responsibilities.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once commonly used in building construction and insulation for its desirable physical properties, including strength, affordability and resistance to heat and fire....
Growth cities in New Zealand need innovative new financial solutions so that housing can be built faster and more efficiently.
Why do we need new funding and financing mechanisms?
1. To provide public infrastructure to meet the demand and pace of desired housing delivery. Auckland is growing by 45,000 new residents a year and requires...
March 14 – 15
Professional Administrators Forum. Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington
Inclusive Growth Summit. Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington
March 19 - 20
Urban Futures New Zealand. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
March 19 - 20
New Zealand Infrastructure Funding. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
March 20 –...
By FRANA DIVICH – PARTNER, HEANEY & PARTNERS.
Stopped clock provisions come under scrutiny again.
At the end of 2016, the Supreme Court in Lee v Whangarei District Council 1 NZLR 401 held that homeowners who had applied for assessors’ reports stopped the clock running for limitation purposes, not just for proceedings in the...
As the need for more infrastructure projects around the country gains momentum, Wayne Scott from the Aggregate and Quarry Association calls for a closer dialogue with local government.
If you are involved with any council budget for infrastructure, you’re likely to be well aware that the price of the aggregate that...