Public Sector

Brookfields Congratulates New Award Recipient 2019

Created: Monday, 06 May 2019 16:34


At the SOLGM Gala Dinner in May Brookfields had the pleasure of presenting the 2019 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award to Sandy Lowe, Risk Manager, Tararua District Council. Sandy will travel to the ICMA conference from 20-23 October in Tennessee, USA.

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Congratulations to Alison Gilbert

Created: Monday, 13 August 2018 09:53


Congratulations to Alison Gilbert

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Brookfields Congratulates New Award Recipient

Created: Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:42


Last week at the SOLGM Gala Dinner we had the pleasure of presenting the 2018 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award to Matt Keil, Senior Projects Engineer – Water and Waste Services, Southland District Council.

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Congratulations Freddy Faull

Created: Friday, 19 May 2017 17:26

We are proud to recognise Freddy Faull, the recipient of the Auckland Law School Brookfields Scholarship for 2017.


Freddy Faull

Brookfields Emerging Leader Award 2016

Created: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:36
In April Brookfields partners Andrew Green and Matt Allan attended SOLGMs annual Gala Dinner in Wellington.  Brookfields was the sponsor of the newly created Emerging Leader Award won by Nicola Chrisp of the Waikato Regional Council. Read about Nicola and other award winners.

The Background To A Contract Can Be Just As Important As The Terms Of That Contract

Created: Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:06

In a recent Supreme Court decision, Planet Kids Limited ("PK") v Auckland Council ("Council"), High Court and subsequent Court of Appeal decisions have been overturned. The question was whether a Public Works Act 1981 ("PWA") agreement between the parties was frustrated by the inability of PK to exactly comply with some of the terms of that settlement agreement and accordingly should be terminated.

The Supreme Court looked at the settlement arrangements between the parties in a broad manner rather than relying on strict interpretation of the contract provisions themselves and made it clear that the compensation provision in the PWA were not relevant as an agreement as to compensation had been entered into by those parties.

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