Why Councils Are Risk Averse In Building Processes

So this one is a little different, it’s defending councils against the allegations that they have ensnarled building processes in red tape. Anecdotally you can hear many concerns over what it costs to build a house or some commercial premises these days, and especially over the consents process with a local council and the fees… Continue reading Why Councils Are Risk Averse In Building Processes

Hamilton City CEO Calls For Local Electoral Reform

An interesting op-ed appeared in the Stuff website yesterday, reporting on the call from Hamilton City’s CEO Richard Briggs for reform of local government elections (reported on Radio NZ three weeks ago). The Stuff article is written by three academic management specialists, so it’s refreshingly non-partisan in its approach. Briggs has stated his view that… Continue reading Hamilton City CEO Calls For Local Electoral Reform