A national water survey will help councils better understand customers’ attitudes, says Water New Zealand’s chief executive John Pfahlert.
Water New Zealand is asking all councils to get behind the survey and help promote it through newsletters to customers, rates bills and other mechanisms.
The survey will...
Good chemistry, frequent communication and helping a new mayor get to grips with the practicalities of their new role go a long way towards creating a strong working relationship between mayor and chief executive. But how much can they smooth troubled waters if a new mayor or councillor actively campaigned against the CE or their staff?...
Last month we looked at how a new SOLGM-led skills strategy aims to make councils employers of choice. For this month’s follow-up article we asked four tier two senior executives to tell us about their own professional development. We also asked them to share their views on how the local government sector could attract and retain great...
Uncertainty and a risk-averse mentality are holding councils back from adopting new technologies and solutions that could revolutionise the way we manage our trash. So, will big data help pinpoint exact savings and operational efficiencies? Patricia Moore reports.
With an estimated three million tonnes of waste ending up in New...
SOLGM Community Facilities Event. Sudima Hotel, Christchurch
May 3 – 5
Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Conference 2017. Pullman Hotel, Auckland
2017 NZ CEO Summit. Langham Hotel, Auckland
May 5, June 9, July 7
Contact Centre Managers Course. Rose Park Hotel, Auckland
May 11 – 12
Recent news of more funding plus the release of a world-first strategic plan for road lighting provide councils with a huge boost to their lighting plans. Godfrey Bridger & Bryan King report.
Two critical events have recently taken place that will lighten the way for New Zealand. The most recent took place in early March when the...