Northern South Island

Northern South Island Branch is the area covered by the Canterbury Regional Council, West Coast Regional Council, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and Marlborough District Council, but excluding the area covered by the Waitaki District Council.

Branch Chairperson - Hugh Blake-Manson  | e:

These meetings are highly valuable – and have been described as free mini-conferences!  Please extend this learning and networking opportunity to your team members. Our branch meetings will help to broaden and deepen your sector connections, help you to meet industry peers, learn something new and have the opportunity to present at future sessions. Together let's build the next generation of public works professionals.

Next Meeting - Friday 21st February 2020

Tasman District Council
start 9:30am


IPWEA NZ Update - Hugh Blake-Manson, Branch Chair

Working with neighbours - Modelling the Impact of Forest Harvesting on Stormwater Networks – Saxton Creek - David Stephenson, Tasman District Council & Toby Kay, Nelson City Council

Building Cycle infrastructure for all ages and abilities (AAA) - Peter Kortegast, WSP

Emergency response - Matiri Slip, Murchison - Jamie McPherson, TDC

Dealing with Growth – Richmond West Development - Swayne Fletcher, Dugald Ley

Addressing H&S issues – Takaka Resource Recovery Centre Upgrade - Kim Arnold & Graham Poxon, Tasman District Council



Richmond RRC – Alchemy - Optical Sorting of Recyclables David Stephenson (TDC)

• Bourke Creek – environmentally sensitive stormwater design – Alistair Stevens (TDC)

• Berryfield – building for growth– Dugald Ley (TDC)


Please RSVP to: Hugh Blake-Manson: (including name, role and organisation - for name badges) by Thursday 13 February 2020



Friday 8th November 2019

  • Marion Schoenfield - Climate Change Adaptation, NCCRA
  • Evie Wallace - Engineer, BECA
  • Teresa Wooding - Climate Change Programme Manager
  • Tony Moore - Climate Reality Leader, and Principal Sustainability Adviser, Christchurch City Council

Friday 16th August

  • Water NZ Update - John Mackie, GM, Golder
  • Pegasus Water Treatment Upgrade Colin Roxburgh
  • Kaiapoi Infrastructure Rebuild, Duncan Roxborough, Fraser Scales, Kalley Simpson
  • Risk Based Renewals Modelling Chris Bacon, Kalley Simpson

Friday 5th April 2019
  • Myles Lind, Digital Decision Making for the Transport Sector - view presentation
  • Iain Rabbitts, What's Changed since Havelock North? - view presentation

Friday 9th November 2018 agenda -

Click here

Agenda, minutes and presentations from meeting held on 23 March 2018

24 November 2017 - View agenda
Download minutes
from the Branch meeting held on 18 August 2017

Presentations from meeting held on 18 August 2017

Download minutes from the Branch meeting held on 07 April 2017

Download minutes from the Branch meeting held on 25 November 2016

Presentations from meeting held on August 2016

Presentations from meeting held on 21 November 
South Mid Canterbury Road Services
Pleasant Point Oxidation Ponds Overflow

Minutes for meeting held on Friday 22 August 2014, click here
Minutes for meeting held on Friday 28 March click here
Presentation - Amberley Water supply strategy- Stuart Sandy, Bryn Larson
Presentation - Best Practice AMP working group - Janice Brass
Presentation - The UK Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme - Matthew Lugg