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Service Reviews are Back on the Menu

September 2018

After a sprint in August 2017 to have Section 17A service reviews completed we are seeing a number of councils take a more considered approach to service reviews in 2018. With the statutory compliance aspect now in the past, councils are now seemingly realising the benefits of undertaking a comprehensive review of services.

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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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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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Is your Project Investment Ready?

February 2017

You wouldn’t expect a private investor to commit funds to a project without a high degree of confidence that it was ‘investment ready’, based on information provided and their own due diligence.  It i...

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Morrison Low appointed to multiple sub-categories on New Zealand’s All of Government Panel

December 2016

As part of the All-of-Government (AoG) Consultancy Services solution, MBIE has established the Business and Finance solution that offers eligible government agencies specialist advice and competitive ...

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All in or all out – the waste services dilemma facing those in the middle

November 2016

Presenter:  Ewen Skinner & Alice GracePresentation title:   All in or all out – the waste services dilemma facing those in the middleEvent: WasteMINZ Conference 2016Date: Tuesday 18 OctoberSession: Pl...

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