Wellington/Taranaki



The area for the Wellington/Taranaki Branch of IPWEA NZ is described as follows:
The area covered by the following regional councils: Wellington, Manawatu-Whanganui, and Taranaki, but excluding the area covered by the Ruapehu District Council.

Branch Chairperson

Chris French
e: chris.french@beca.com

Next meeting - Friday 13th of April, Levin.

Where: Western House, 149 Tiro Tiro Road, Levin
RSVP:  Garth Flores, garthf@horowhenua.govt.nz.
Please rsvp by Monday 9th April.

Time Topic / Speaker
9:30am Arrivals and Morning Tea – Sponsored by GHD
10:00am Welcome from Horowhenua District Council
10:15am IPWEA Update and Member Survey
Chris French, Branch Chair
10:45am Horowhenua Alliance - NZ first 3 waters alliance, the first year
Dan Gerard - Horowhenua Alliance
11:00am War on Leaks - Advance Water Network Pressure Management in Levin
Albert Hoffman - Horowhenua Alliance
11:15am Horowhenua Road Asset Management Plan - the journey from Good to Great
Sarie van der Walt - Horowhenua District Council
11:30am Pohangina Road "Grand Canyon" Bridge
Camiel van Schoonhoven - GHD
11:45am Horowhenua SCADA and Telemetry System
Doug Boyd - CR Automation
12:00pm Lunch - sponsored by Xylem
1:00pm HDC highlights package (irrigation project, landfill gas flare, and other)
Gerry O Neill - Horowhenua Alliance
1:15pm Levin WTP Upgrade - overview Garth Flores – Horowhenua Alliance
2:00pm Site visit to Levin WTP

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to attend the site visit, please bring with you a hard hat, high viz, steel capped boots and safety glasses.

We already know how valuable these meetings are – they are essentially free mini- conferences! We strongly encourage you to extend this learning opportunity to your younger team members. Bring them along and they can meet everyone, learn something new and even have the opportunity to present at future sessions. Together we can build the next generation of public works professionals.


Meeting and Presentation Archive

The last branch meeting was held on:
24 November 2017
Agenda:  view here


Meeting held on 7 April 2017

Location: Downer, 14-16 Makaro St, Porirua
Download agenda


Presentations from meeting held on 20 February 2015
Featherston Water Supply
City Care Technology
Shared Services
Tuvalu borrow pits
Young IPWEA presentaion


Presentations from meeting held on 7 November 2014
Opus Research presents:Infrastructure Demand Forecasting Methodology
Shannon Water Treatment Plant Design
Tublar Bioreactor for Hydrogen Sulphide
How the Wellington Northern Corridor improvements will benefit the Horowhenua District
Levin Pump Station and Wastewater Rising Main Contract
Excellence in Routine MaintenanceHorowhenua District Council 
Palmerston North Area Traffic Model


Presentations from meeting held on 22 November 2013
Branch Meeting Update
IPWEA NZ Board Activities
Feilding Wastewater Plant
Innovations on the Himatangi Beach
Transport Corridors
RIMS Update
Feilding Wastewater Plant Actiflo Clarifier & Discfilter