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Central government and local government collaboration critical to infrastructure planning

November 2016

New Zealand’s National Infrastructure Unit of The Treasury recently announced updates on infrastructure plans including the National State of Infrastructure Report 2016. Two key themes are:1. Central ...

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Considering Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

October 2016

National Policy Statements (NPSs) are issued by the Government to provide direction to local government about matters of national significance. The introduction of the NPS for Freshwater Management 20...

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Section 17A service reviews – what we have learned…

October 2016

In August we passed the 12 month countdown for when the first round of Section 17A service delivery reviews are required to be completed under the Local Government Act…how on track are you?

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Closed landfill provisions – will you be setting aside the right amount?

October 2016

As part of their long term budgeting processes, councils decide how much money to put aside for the monitoring and maintenance of their closed landfills. This money is accounted for as a provision in ...

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Review of Official Information Act Processes and Management

July 2016

Morrison Low was recently commissioned to undertake a review of a large government agency’s Official Information Act (OIA) processes and management.  This high profile agency was concerned to understa...

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What does effective collaboration really look like?

June 2016

In short, if it feels easy then it’s probably not collaborationCollaboration is part of a continuum of inter-organisational networking. The continuum includes other approaches such as coordination and...

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Waste Assessments and Section 17A

June 2016

Lately, councils have been asking us here at Morrison Low whether a Section 17A Review is needed for waste services given there is already a need to assess options for their Waste Assessments. Our vie...

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Enabling reform

June 2016

The Government proactively released its policy paper on the next tranche of reform of the Local Government Act 2002 (it’s available on the Department of Internal Affairs website).  We at Morrison Low ...

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Webinar: Procurement Essentials – strategic context for waste services (hosted by WasteMinz)

April 2016

Below is a recording of the webinar on Procurement Essentials – strategic context for waste services, as well as the accompanying presentation. The webinar was held on Tuesday 5 April 2016 and was pre...

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Morrison Low Reviews Complaints System for Government Agency

February 2016

A Government Agency’s need for a more robust system for managing complaints about its staff drove a recent review of its complaints system. 

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