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Water Reform

August 2018

With the New Zealand Government reviewing how the three waters (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater) are managed, it appears that New Zealand is on the cusp of significant change to the way the water industry operates.

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Kevin Best joins Morrison Low

June 2018

Morrison Low is pleased to announce Kevin Best as the new Chair of Morrison Low Holdings. Kevin takes over as Chair from Karen Price at an important time for the company.

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Waste planning for a booming tourist town

April 2018

Senior Consultant Alice Grace and Deborah Lind from Queenstown Local District Council recently wrote an article on the challenges, options and decision-making processes behind a bold new scheme tackling Queenstown's waste concerns. 

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Local Government Magazine

April 2018

A new article by Kitty Waghorn, Waste Asset Manager at Waimakariri District Council, on recent changes to the waste management system was published in LG Magazine.

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The government's new $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund

February 2018

Morrison Low has a long history of supporting Australian councils obtain regional development grants through competitive processes. It is a long established practice there for funding rural and region...

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NSW Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) and National Prequalification for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts

December 2017

Feedback from Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) stakeholders suggests that future engagement models for council road maintenance contracts will require individual councils to be prequalified u...

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Joint Organisations

November 2017

It has been a long time coming but Joint Organisations are now here. After the last few years it will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to this latest voluntary program of the Office of Lo...

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Changes to Housing Policy

November 2017

It is clear that the new government is going to take a different approach to tackling housing issues. This includes how it will increase the number of social houses and social housing providers. A num...

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Cost of Growth

November 2017

Investment in the infrastructure required to support a growing population comes with significant risk for local authorities.  Failure to get it right means that ratepayers are funding that growth.

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What does the Election Result mean for Local Government?

October 2017

As of today no one really knows.We do know that New Zealand First will play an important role in government going forward – whether it be part of the next government or from the cross benches.We won’t...

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