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 Branch Meeting

Update your diary: next meeting - Friday 5th April, 2019

Agenda: To come
Venue: Twizel
Please rsvp for numbers and catering to

Keynote presentations from the following industry experts:

Iain Rabbitts, Lutra

Iain is a Water Treatment Engineer with over 25 years experience in New Zealand and overseas. He has been involved in water treatment plant design and implementation on five continents. 

Iain is on the board of Water New Zealand and was a member of the expert panel providing assistance to the Public Inquiry into Havelock North. Iain has helped shape the national thinking on water reform and speaks out about the reforms he believes are necessary to ensure that all New Zealanders have access to safe drinking water. 

Iain has spoken at IPWEA events in the past and is always highly engaging.

Myles Lind, NZTA

Myles has over 20 years infrastructure management experience throughout New Zealand as well as Asia and the UK. Myles has held previous senior roles at Franklin District Council, Metrowater Limited and Watercare Services. He was recently the Commercial Manager at Queenstown Lakes District Council and has now returned to Auckland where he is employed with the NZ Transport Agency on the digital engineering and transport operating programme.

There will also be industry updates from IPWEA and presentations from around the south island.


Upcoming Meetings



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