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Welcome

Nau mai haere mai to my occasional blog that explores issues I face in my two main work roles. I’m a regional councillor at Otago Regional Council and a facilitator of professional practice programmes at Otago Polytechnic. In these pretty much complementary roles, I work for environmental and community regeneration. Council drives me nuts (but I generally enjoy it). Students keep me sane (clear, new thinking is inspiring). All views expressed are my own. 

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Long term plan and what I've learned

An unscientific summary of what I've heard during the consultation sessions online, in Alexandra, Wānaka and Queenstown, and womanning a...

COP - what's the point?

Does the Conference of the Parties (COP) have any relevance at all anymore in terms of addressing the impacts of climate change or...

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