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Water Industry:

2009: Using Measurements of Contractor Performance to make Informed Decisions Regarding Services. (PowerPoint) 6th Annual Strategic Facilities Management Conference, Auckland.

2007: Alliance Post Mortem: Alliancing and other acquisition strategies in the water industry (MSWord)

2007: Pimpama Coomera Waterfuture Master Plan Implementation, PowerPoint, 2 parts of 5, Part 2, Part 4

2005: Contracting out services with long lived assets (pdf)  Local Government Asset Management Conference Auckland.

2005: Careers for leadership (pdf) IPENZ Conference Auckland.

2003: Setting Performance Standards for your Maintenance Contract, Maintenance Management Conference, Auckland (PowerPoint)

2000:  (with Rob Lorden)  Contracting Operations and Maintenance Services – Getting the Principal’s and Contractor’s Objectives Aligned Through a New Form of Contract. NZWWA Conference, Rotorua   

1999:  What Business are You In? Paper for NZWWA Management Course, Rotorua.

1997: Local Government Ownership in the Water Industry: Does it Add Value?. Paper for AIC Water Summit Conference, Auckland, February 1998.

1996: Customer Service, - An International Perspective. Paper to Local Municipal Engineers Association Conference (QLD) Conference, Caloundra

Climate Change:

2010: Link Trade and Climate Change Negotiations. Opinion piece in Carbon Market Australia-New Zealand 3(6):6.

2008: International Progress on Kyoto. Paper to Engineers for Social Responsibility – Sustainable Energy Forum.

2001:  Climate Change - The Hague Conference Failure: Where Next?  E.nz Magazine: The Magazine of Technical Enterprise, Vol. 2, No. 3, May/Jun 2001: 30-32


2000:  Managing Our Cultural Heritage in Archaeological Sites – A Role for the RMA and Local Government? (MSWord download)

1999: Clustering of Archaeological Entities - An Information Theory Based Approach

1998: Picturing the Past, Art and Analogy in New Zealand Archaeological Reports. Paper to NZAA Conference


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Engineering and Management

1986 "Water Use in Urban Auckland, New Zealand", Urban water demand management conference proceedings, Perth, W.A.

1987 “Some Recent Examples of Rehabilitation”, Proceedings of Symposium on Dam Safety, Rotorua, N.Z. Society on Large Dams.

1988 "Servicing Infrastructure", pp 95-105 in Bush, G.W.A. (Ed.), Auckland Now!, Auckland 2000!, Auckland Regional Authority.

1991 "Contracting Out Existing Services - Assessing Value", N. Z. Local Government Management. (17) 30-32.

1992 "Accounting for Assets in the Water Industry", N.Z. Local Government Engineering.

1994 "Man bites Frogg: Water Conservation in the Auckland Region", Recycle Today 6:42-4.

2000 (With Rob Lorden) “Contracting Operations and Maintenance Services – Getting the Principal’s and Contractor’s Objectives Aligned Through a New Form of Contract.” NZ Water and Wastes Association Conference, Rotorua, Proceedings.

Archaeology and History

1966 “A Maori Ritual Site.” Journal of the Polynesian Society. 75:502-503.1968 “Maori Soils in the Lower Waikato.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 11:67-75.

1968 “Report on the Natural Foundations of the Ngaroto Site.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 11:35-39.

1969 “Pits and Kumara Agriculture in the South Island.” Journal of the Polynesian Society. 78:223-251.

1969 “Some Petroglyph Sites in the North Island, New Zealand, I - III.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 12:164- 177.

1969 “Review of Sites Excavated in the Northern North Island.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 12:164-177.

1970 “The Introduction of Kumara into New Zealand.” Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania. V:114-127.

1970 “Some Petroglyph Sites in the North Island New Zealand, IV.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 13:44-47.

1970 “A File Manufacturing Technique.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 13:84-85.

1970 “A Maori Pit Site, N42/114, in Parnell, New Zealand.” Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum. 7:93-103.

1971 “Some Errors with Carbon 14 Dating.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 14:64-66.

1972 “Sources of ‘Moas and Moa-hunters’.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 15:4-15.

1972 “Archaeology at Harataonga Bay, Great Barrier Island.” Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum. 9:81-123.

1972 (with R.C. Green), “An Economic Interpretation of Taniwha Pa, Lower Waikato, New Zealand (N52/1).” Mankind. 8:255-269.

1972 “Capacity of the Period III Defences to Withstand Assault.” in P. Bellwood, 1972, “Excavations at Otakanini Pa, South Kaipara Harbour.” Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 2:259-291.

1973 “Tokoroa Moa-hunter Site, N75/1.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 16:150-164.

1974 “Metrication and the Site Survey Scheme.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 17:179-185.

1975 “C14 Dates from Harataonga Bay, Great Barrier Island.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 18:48-52.

1975 "Radiocarbon Dates from Rangitoto and Motutapu, a Consideration of the Dating Accuracy." New Zealand Journal of Science. 18:441-451.

1975 “A Garden Soil at Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island, N43/72.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 18-183-190.

1977 “Genesis in Oceania.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 20:86-106.

1979 Cultural Processes Limiting Diversity in New Zealand Prehistory. in. A.J. Anderson Ed., “Birds of a Feather.” British Archaeological Reports, International Series. 62.

1979 (with B.F. Leach), “Radiocarbon Dating and the New Zealand Archaeological Association.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 22:129-133.

1980 “Regional Variation in Maori Greenstone Pendants of the Kuru Style.” Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum. 16:63-75.

1981 “Radiocarbon Dating, Some Guidance for Users.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 24:228-236.

1982 “Coromandel Peninsula.” in N.J. Prickett Ed., “Regional Perspectives in New Zealand Archaeology.” Dunmore Press, Palmerston North.

1983 Editor (with S. Bulmer and D. Sutton), “A Lot of Spadework to be Done.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Monograph No. 14.

1984 “Shell Points of Maori Two-Piece Fishhooks from Northern New Zealand.” New Zealand Journal of Archaeology. 6:5-21.

1984 Review Article of McFadgen, B. and R. Sheppard, “Ruahihi Pa.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 27:191-194.

1987 “Site Survey Methods and Standards: a Check Survey of Motutapu Island.” N.Z. Archaeological Association Newsletter. 30:16-26.

1987 (with K.L. Jones), “Prehistoric Population Estimates for the Tolaga Bay Vicinity, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand.” N.Z. Journal of Archaeology. 9:81-114.

1990 (with G. McManus), “A Single-Phase Prehistoric Open Settlement Site N15/237.” in D.G. Sutton, Ed., The Archaeology of the Kainga, University of Auckland Press, Auckland.

1994 “The Likelihood of Multiple Settlement in Eastern Polynesia - A Stochastic Model.” in D.G. Sutton, Ed., The Origins of the First New Zealanders. University of Auckland Press, Auckland.

1994 “Adzes from Kopuarahi: the Potential for Subdivision of Type 2B Adzes.” Archaeology in New Zealand. 37:97-103.

1999 “Pits Long, Large and Prestigious: Recognition of Varieties of Maori Kumara Storage Pits in Northern New Zealand.” N.Z. Journal of Archaeology. 21:29-45.

2004 "Managing Our Cultural Heritage in Archaeological Sites – A Role for the RMA and Local Government?" Resource Management Law Association Review.

2004 (with G J Irwin, I Lawlor and P Ngaropo), “An introduction to Kohika in historical and archaeological context.” , pp1-10, in G J Irwin, editor, 2004 Kohika, The archaeology of a Maori lake village in the Ngati Awa rohe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Auckland University Press, Auckland.

2004 (with K. Grieg) “Protecting archaeological heritage through public heritage lists” Archaeology in New Zealand 47(2)99-107.

2005 (with W. Gumbley and D. Johns) “Management of wetland archaeological sites in New Zealand.” Department of Conservation, Science for Conservation Series No.246. http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/science-and-technical/sfc246.pdf

2007 “Changing the site recording scheme” Archaeology in New Zealand 50(1):57-67.

2007 “Potential adverse effects of climate change on historic heritage” (Letter) Archaeology in New Zealand 50(4):277-278.

2007 “Recollections of a voyage to South Australia and New Zealand, commenced in 1838. William Porter”. Edited by M F Law and G Law. Maruiwi Press. http://www.lawas.co.nz/maruiwi.htm

2008 “Hangi, Hangi Pits, Hangi Scoops, Umu, Scoops, Fire Scoops, Hearths, Scoop Hearths - Sorting Out What We Are Talking About” Archaeology in New Zealand 51(2): 95-105.

2008 “Archaeology of the Bay of Plenty.” Department of Conservation Science For Conservation series. On line: http://tinyurl.com/6s6vqr  ISBN 978–0–478–14429–1Other

2008 “A very early Maori photographic portrait” New Zealand Memories 69:34-35.

2008 “Auckland, August 1908: A Stop on the Great White Fleet World Cruise” Maruiwi Press. Electronic publication available at: http://www.glaw.net16.net/gwf/The%20Great%20White%20Fleet%20in%20Auckland.htm

2008 “Abundance and Constraint: A Short History of Water Use in New Zealand” Maruiwi Press. Electronic publication available at: http://www.glaw.net16.net/water%20history/abundance_and_constraint_.htm

2008 “The Great White Fleet in Auckland” Heritage Matters 17:38-9.

2010 "The story of an immigrant ship" Heritage Matters 25:10-11. On line (pay for)

2014 (with Miranda Law) “A brief but memorable visit” More True Tales of Great Barrier Island, Ed D Armitage Great Barrier Island History Research Group, pp 99-104.

2015   “Evidence of absence or absence of evidence – An exploration of the settlement date of New Zealand.” Archaeology in New Zealand 58(3):138-151.