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).

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ORC councillor update #1

My first weeks on the Otago Regional Council (ORC) have been an intense learning curve.  As the first Queenstown based councillor on the...

The Future of Ladies Mile

”An important question is should Council play a proactive role or a reactive role in managing this change. Whatever option is taken it is...

Talking noise boundaries

QAC’s plans have been presented on a special website and at several community meetings

Small words, poor context, email battle

UPDATE 1/11/17.  I had a call today correcting me on my accusation against the original reporter and it’s fair enough.  The original...

Connectivity

‘We have to put the eco back into economics’ – David Suzuki Connectivity is a major theme in my Masters work.  Right now I’m thinking...

Connection and wheel reinventing

A recent podcast explained that offline or online will become redundant in our language because we will soon be always online, connected...

So, what is disruption

As a result of exponential change and several tipping points being reached at once, we’re now facing disruption.

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