Advice for councils during the Covid-19 crisis

Advice for councils during the Covid-19 crisis

Here is some advice I picked up from a presentation by economist Shamubeel Eaqub and a workshop on collaborating online offered by Business Lab. The first one provided insights on what councils need to do to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and the second one provided...
How to be a smart city

How to be a smart city

I booked a flight to Wellington and a Masterton motel. Next minute my smart phone was wishing me a great visit to the Wairarapa … it’s a little unnerving, but companies are not the only ones making increasingly smart use of technology. Wellington City Council’s...
How to select the best plants for riparian planting

How to select the best plants for riparian planting

Introduction In this article Rob and Jan Fryer, of FuturEcology, provide practical advice on choosing the best plants for riparian margins and on establishing a weed control regime.  This is part two of a two part series of articles to be published on this website....
Weed control in riparian margins

Weed control in riparian margins

Introduction Politicians are focusing on water quality issues ahead of this year’s election, recognising this is a major concern for New Zealanders. There has been a lot of talk about planting more riparian margins, but very little discussion about the time and cost...
How to run a successful RMA hearing process

How to run a successful RMA hearing process

IntroductionDavid McMahon is an accredited Independent Hearing Commissioner and resource management consultant at RMG with particular expertise in statutory planning and process. He has been a Commissioner since 2001, and has worked on a large number of RMA plan...