Next Branch Meeting - Thursday 12 August 2021

Auckland, hosted by Pattle Delamore Partners

  • Evening Sustainability Session
  • Start time: 5:30pm
  • Address: Level 5/235 Broadway, Newmarket
  • Programme: click here


Please RSVP to: Catherine McFarland at:


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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday 13 October 2021 - Tuakau, hosted by Waikato District Council

Ideas + suggestions?

If there is a topic you'd like to hear more on or to present on, please contact Cushla Anich Branch Chair on:

Archive (past meetings)

Presentations from 6 May 2021

Presentations from 3 March 2021 - online

South Waikato - Space to Grow - Ben Smit, CE, South Waikato District Council
Deb’s Diversity Download -
Dr Deborah Lind, AECOM

IPWEA’s new CE - Murray Pugh (by Zoom)

New freedom camping infrastructure - Shaun Hamilton, GHD

New Tokoroa Refuse Transfer Station - Ejas Nazar, South Waikato District Council

Recovering from overflow events Lake Taupo - Ian Gray, WSP

Tokoroa Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Paul White, South Waikato DC

Industry update on Taumata Arowai - Bill Bayfield, Establishment CEO (by Zoom)

Presentations from 15 August 2019 - Waihi

Myles Lind (IPWEA NZ President & Programme Lead - Digital Engineering, NZTA - President's Update
Dr Deborah Lind (Harrison Grierson) - Diversity Download
Phillip Johansen (Auckland Council) - Learnings from Copenhagen Water NZ Stormwater Visit
Dawn Inglis (Rata Manager) - RATA - Benefits to transport Sector by working together
Peter Thom (Hauraki DC) - Kaiaua - Climate change & Working with the community
EJ Wentzel (Water services manager, Hauraki DC) - Who wants to be a billionaire?
$2 billion allocated to Wastewater - will we get the best environmental result from this spend
Adrian de Laborde (Hauraki DC) &Helen Ramsey (Morrison Low) - Solid Waste - China Impacts Challenges
Kelvin Hill (President, Water NZ) - Water NZ Update

Presentations from 24 May
James Hughes - Climate and Resilience Specialist - Tonkin + Taylor - Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change
Dr Deborah Lind - Advisory Services, Harrison Grierson - Deb's Diversity Download
Photos from 24th May Branch meeting - click here

8 March 2019 - To
view the agenda - click here

Myles Lind - IPWEA NZ Vice-President, Welcome, branch update & election
David Ward - Watercare AMP - Demonstrating Value to our customers
Andrew Chin - Our Water future - a discussion document
Jane McCarroll - Skills NZ - Managing the Generational Gap
Jon Williams, Beca - BIM - Building Information Modelling
Tom Mansell - Auckland Council) Sustainable Outcomes
Myles Lind (NZTA) - Digital Engineering for Land Transport

15 March 2018 - view agenda here
16 November 2017
27 September 2017



IPWEA NZ's Northern Branch encompasses the following regional councils: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty; as well as the area covered by the Ruapehu District Council, and the Taupo District Council.

Branch Chairperson
Cushla Anich, Director - Morrison Low

These meetings are a free mini-conference!  Share this learning opportunity with younger team members, and let's build the next generation of public works professionals.  Bring them along to meet new contacts and network, learn from expert speakers, and present at future sessions. 

Review of 3 March Meetup

There was a great turnout for our industry branch meeting on March 3. We had to think quick on Sunday morning in response to the Government’s latest lockdown restrictions, so we moved our Tokoroa meeting hosted by South Waikato District Council to an online virtual session by Monday lunchtime...


Feature presentations

Feature presentations of note are available at the links below.

17 October - Climate Change Breakfast Panel Discussion
Cushla's Branch Chair - branch update
Agenda - click here

Key themes and Actions - click here
Audio of the meeting - click here