Appendix 4: Explanation of main parties discussed in this report

Inquiry into the Mangawhai community wastewater scheme.


The organisation as a whole, comprising the governing body and staff.


The group of people elected as members and mayor of KDC.

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive referred to in the report is the Chief Executive who held office until October 2011.

The project managers advising KDC

Beca Consortium, made up of:

  • Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Limited;
  • EPS Consultants (International) Pty Limited;
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Australia; and
  • Blake, Dawson and Waldron (Australian legal firm), with assistance from Bell Gully.

The Project Director overseeing construction for KDC

EPS representative.

The bidder originally selected for negotiation

Simon Engineering (Australia) Pty Limited (parent company Henry Walker Eltin).

The company awarded the contract to build and operate the scheme

EarthTech Engineering Pty Limited (it became Water Infrastructure Group in July 2008).

Bank providing construction and loan financing for the scheme

ABN Amro.


Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association.


Office of the Auditor-General – the head office that supports the overall work of the Auditor-General and deals with requests for inquiries.

Audit New Zealand

A business unit of the Office of the Auditor-General that carries out audits of public entities on behalf of the Auditor-General.

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