Stormwater Conference 2021

This May, Tauranga was the proud host of the Stormwater Conference 2021.  In 2020, we were living in a rapidly changing world due to the recent emergence of COVID-19 and the delegates of the conference were unable to meet face to face.  This year the opportunity to mix and mingle, discuss challenges, and share innovative ideas was … Read more

Freshwater Ecological Monitoring in Canterbury

As the season changes and the wet, cold and dark weather drawers closer, ecologists also say goodbye to the field season and days out in the sunshine with dirt under their fingernails. Earlier this year, Enspire’s freshwater ecologist, Nicola Pyper, spent a week under the beautiful Canterbury summer sunshine. The days were long but working … Read more

NZPI Conference 2021

“No one said it is going to be easy – but if it was, we would not be in the resource management space in the first place.” During March I was lucky enough to spend three beautiful days in Nelson at the New Zealand Planners Institute Annual Conference.  The theme of this year’s conference was “values, … Read more

As the Year Draws to a Close

2020 has been a year like no other.  It has been a year of uncertainty, of change, of hardship and of fear and heartache for many, with mass devastation around the world.  While a difficult year, to say the least, 2020 has taught us many valuable lessons.  It has taught us that we can’t take life as we … Read more

Opening of Parliament and the Resource Management System

The Speech from the Throne at the State Opening of Parliament has outlined the legislative policy agenda and priorities of the Government for the next three years. The speech by the Governor General has outlined that ‘improving the planning system’ is a priority for the Government. The Government will repeal and replace the Resource Management Act … Read more