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 parks and playground assets still a constant challenge?

If you are interested in sharing insights on how your asset management team is meeting these challenges then we’d be interested in your comments. Our feature writer will be interviewing a short list of suppliers and consultants- if you want to suggest a company to include please do so. We would appreciate your feedback before March 4th.

Please contact Charles Fairbairn via email for further feedback on this editorial feature.

 

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 interested to hear from authorities installing new technology. We are identifying a list of suppliers and asking them about advances in lighting technology. The deadline for confirming your interest is January 16th.

Copies of March’s issue will be distributed to all local authorities nationwide, and a digital version of the magazine posted online and emailed to council communication staff.

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 insights that you can provide would be invaluable for the success of the feature.

The magazine starts production in mid-January and will be mailed out in February. Please do make contact and let us know how you are embracing innovation.

Many thanks,

Ruth & Charles

Local Government magazine

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 new public playground, then we are very interested in hearing about the project. If you would like to tell us some more details about a project please email me with a brief overview. We are interested in all facets of playground design.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 09 636 5724.

Thanks

Charles Fairbairn

Advertising manager

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 from selected suppliers.Any information or insights that you can provide would be invaluable for the success of the feature.

The magazine starts production in mid-October and will be mailed out late in the month. Please do make contact and let us know how you see wastewater treatment’s future.

 

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. 2016 is an election year for local government.

We will cover the 5 Awards categories, the finalists and the category winners in this special edition. Additional copies of August’s issue will be printed to meet the demand.

Advertising space is in the special edition is still available- email Charles Fairbairn to confirm your involvement. The deadline for booking space is July 8th and ad copy is due by July 10th.

 

 

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, container deposits, tyres and plastic bags, amongst a crop of the top priorities.

As part of the preparation I am engaging directly with asset managers- to learn what your council is doing to manage these priorities; whether you are managing these internally or using external resources. I’ll be using what I learn to approach current and potential suppliers of products and services.

The final outcome will be a feature article including commentary from selected suppliers.Any information or insights you can provide would be invaluable for the success of the feature.

I would welcome any information you might like to provide.

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 managing these internally or using external resources. I’ll be using what I learn to approach current and potential suppliers of products and services.

The final outcome will be a feature article including commentary from selected suppliers.Any information or insights you can provide would be invaluable for the success of the feature.

I would welcome any information you might like to provide. As an example of a previous stormwater feature you might like to check the article on coastal cities posted to our website yesterday.

 

Kind regards

 

Charles Fairbairn

Sales consultant

Contrafed Publishing