Innovation in parks and facilities management

In May’s issue of LG magazine our editorial feature will focus on innovation in parks and recreation management. Kiwis still yearn for the Great Outdoors, yet virtual reality is beginning to tug..How are local authorities keeping leisure facilities up to date with new technologies, and what products are drawing the public?  Is management of diverse parksContinue reading “Innovation in parks and facilities management”

Streetlighting technology

In March 2017’s issue Local Government magazine will feature an editorial on advances in street-lighting technology. Manufacturers are making bold claims about new LED lights. Yet switching to LED is not a simple decision. What do authorities joining this revolution need to consider? If you are interested in commenting on this topic we are interestedContinue reading “Streetlighting technology”

Innovation in potable water treatment

In February’s issue of Local Government magazine we are running an editorial feature on innovation in potable water treatment. At present we are in preparation mode, talking with council asset managers and engineers about relevant products, projects and methodology. The final outcome will be a feature article including commentary from selected suppliers.Any information or insightsContinue reading “Innovation in potable water treatment”

The future of public playground design

In December’s issue of Local Government mag we are commissioning an editorial feature on the future of playground design. As part of the preparation we are inviting asset managers responsible for parks and playgrounds the opportunity to be part of the process. If your council has recently opened or commissioned the construction of a newContinue reading “The future of public playground design”

Wastewater treatment feature

In November’s issue of LG magazine we are running an editorial feature on the future of wastewater treatment in New Zealand. At present we are in preparation mode, talking with council asset managers and engineers about current projects, methodologies and approaches to treating wastewater. The final outcome will be a feature article including commentary fromContinue reading “Wastewater treatment feature”

2016 LGNZ Annual Awards

Our August issue of Local Government magazine appears in late July- delegates at the 2016 annual LGNZ Conference each receive a copy after the winners of the annual LGNZ Excellence Awards have been announced. This conference is a must-attend event for the elected officials from each of the 78 local authorities and regional councils. 2016Continue reading “2016 LGNZ Annual Awards”

The future of solid waste treatment

In September’s issue of Local Government magazine an editorial feature will take an in-depth look at the future of solid waste treatment management by New Zealand TAs. Solid waste treatment priorities were reviewed at last year’s national WasteMINZ conference, and it was agreed that members would work to progress and assist councils dealing with rural waste, containerContinue reading “The future of solid waste treatment”

Stormwater management feature in July 2016

We are writing a special feature on the future of stormwater management in our July issue of NZ Local Government mag. As part of the preparation I am engaging directly with asset managers- to learn what your council has scheduled in the current financial year and, if significant projects are planned, whether you are managingContinue reading “Stormwater management feature in July 2016”