by Linda O'Reilly – Brookfields Lawyers
The risks of being an elected member.
Most elected members are aware of the constraints placed on them under the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968 (LAMIA). While often unclear on the details, they know that certain contracts between themselves and the local authority they...
Billions of dollars of local government infrastructure and assets are at risk from sea level rise, according to recent research by LGNZ and Tonkin + Taylor. The impacts will be most significant for water infrastructure and roads. Thousands of properties and businesses are also under threat. Patricia Moore talks with specialists from four...
AsureQuality, with a history dating back over 100 years, is best known today for providing assurance services to our food and beverage industry. However, as biosecurity surveillance manager Deirdre Nagle explains, the organisation also provides extensive biosecurity services to local and central government.
Constructing an award-winning, terraced amphitheatre on an extremely steep site alongside the Waikato River was not without challenges. Richard Silcock explains.
Schick Civil Construction’s entry outlining its work on the Victoria-on-the-River Precinct project won an award at the CCNZ / Hirepool...
Porirua City’s work to become more agile and focus on its customers took out the runners-up award for the Best Customer-Centric Project at the ALGIM Spring Conference.
We wanted to be more agile, more innovative, and, most importantly, more customer-focused. We wanted to do more than just change the way we looked – we...
When it comes to public spaces, everybody wants progress, nobody likes change.
So says media manager and engagement strategist Mark Ames. Kathleen Kinney reports on the soft skills needed to handle people’s emotional attachment to places.
There’s no question that undertaking public realm projects – whatever their scale – can...
February 11– 12
National Freshwater Conference 2019. Wharewaka, Wellington
March 19 - 20
Urban Futures New Zealand. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
March 19 - 20
New Zealand Infrastructure Funding. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
March 20 – 21
Road Infrastructure Management Forum 2019. Dunedin Centre, Dunedin
Why council communications are like undergarments.
by ELIZABETH HUGHES – Elizabeth Hughes Communication.
Remember when our mothers told us not to leave the house without clean underwear, “in case you get run over by a bus”? This advice was less about the horror of being injured or maimed, and way more about being prepared. When...
When Auckland Council wanted to publish updated property values on its website, it knew it had to develop a system robust enough to handle very heavy online traffic. The project won the Best Customer-Centric Project Award at ALGIM’s recent conference.
Auckland Council revalues property rates at least once every three years....