Amber Dunn

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Forgotten half of coastal erosion

May 25, 2017 11:20AM

A “sea” of positives. With Wainui Beach — and erosion — in our news feed, it creates a perfect opening to discuss an essential natural …

Wastewater challenge reframed

April 20, 2017 10:42AM

A WELL-functioning wastewater system is essential infrastructure for our city. To be well-functioning, and protect human health, comes at great cost to city dwellers. A …

Time to get ‘10x Thinking’ caps on

February 2, 2017 9:57AM

In mid-January a discussion was held on the key priorities — or strategic directives — for our region. My contribution was water security: ensuring a …

Wetlands can re-value the water

December 17, 2016 10:27AM

STAGE 2 of wastewater treatment is now upon us: mechanical UV disinfection, and/or wetlands. This seems a good time for a “refresher” on our wastewater …

Designing region for success

October 6, 2016 12:04PM

The late Sir Paul Callaghan was one of our greatest Kiwi scientists. He left a beautiful, visionary message for our country: “a place where talent …

Creating platform for prosperity

June 25, 2016 11:47AM

The topic of economic prosperity brings the advice in 1922 of economic historian R.H. Tawney to mind. It’s best paraphrased by author Joseph Pearce: “There …

Rebuild ‘sticky points’ remain

January 21, 2016 11:28AM

Abraham Lincoln believed in having a “team of rivals” — a group of advisers with divergent thinking who would openly disagree with his viewpoints. For …

Sewage glitches devastating

December 15, 2015 2:53PM

THE best lesson from 10 years at university came from my brilliant academic supervisor Dr Willem de Lange. The lesson emanated from a supervisor-student discussion …