Rice Speir Radio

Kia ora everyone and welcome to episode 16 of Rice Speir Radio, coming to you live from day 1 of Level 3 here in Tamaki Makaurau. For anyone new to the show, we are a Podcast that focuses on all things local government. I’m your host, Nathan Speir, and I am Managing Partner of Rice Speir, a dedicated local government law firm helping councils make enduring decisions all over Aotearoa.

In this episode, we decided to do something a little different and introduce you to some of our people. We are going to make this a bit of a series in which our incredibly talented Fiona Bird sits down with a member of the team to talk through how they got into local government law and what they’re into outside of work. It is an opportunity for you to peek behind the curtain and find out a little more about the lawyer you’re working with on a day to day basis.

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to the podcast, it really does help us get the word out. And a final big thank you to our sponsor Maynard Marks. You can find out more at www.maynardmarks.co.nz


Rice Speir Radio – connecting the local government community

Listen to the latest podcast episode

Fiona Bird speaks to Charlotta Harpur, Principal at Rice Speir

Related news

Mental health and the work place – Tales & Tools workshop

The recent Covid outbreak is taking a toll on all of us – on top of the demands we’re already facing. For many of you, working in local government has never been tougher. Email has meant that everyone is accessible 24/7.  Social media allows ratepayers to send their criticism directly – and without filters. In…

Is the Council once again the last party standing? Maybe not, says the High Court

The High Court has allowed more time for parties involved with defective buildings to be joined into claims – even after the expiry of the 10 year limit. It is a helpful decision for councils, which often find themselves to be the “last party standing” in defective building claims. Background The BNZ building in Wellington…

Why I love being a local government law specialist – it’s about he tangata, the people.

Being locked down in level 4 (with twice as many children as the last time we were here) has allowed me to reflect on why I love being a local government law specialist. Ultimately, it’s about he tangata – the people, the relationships, and an unrivalled diversity of work. This incredible sector is all about…