Council Announces New General Manager Appointments
Council Announces New
General Manager Appointments
The Waikato District
Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two highly
experienced professionals to its executive team.
members are Sue Duignan and Tim Harty.
executive, Gavin Ion said Ms Duignan will be joining the
council in April as general manager customer support and Mr
Harty will take up the position of general manager service
delivery the same month.
“It’s important I continually
review how the council operates to ensure we are providing
an effective service for our ratepayers.
general manager positions will ensure the executive team has
a stronger focus on customer support and service delivery
which better reflects the needs of our business,” he
Mr Ion began the executive team review in October
2012. The outcome of the review was a reduction in general
managers reporting to the chief executive, from six to
© Scoop Media
Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
Second, ministers were unable to reach even ‘potential’ outcomes for other key issues in the text...
Third, the US made no significant offers on market access for agriculture in Singapore. Japanese media reported a breakdown in the US-Japan talks on agriculture...
A final piece of hypocrisy in the statement is the promise to ‘further our consultation with stakeholders and engage in our respective political processes’. More>>