Our partnerships
Our kete are people, te ōhanga Māori and development.

Aligned with our work across our three kete, BERL are pleased to partner with the Wellington City Mission, Federation of Māori Authorities, ‘Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, Tāwhiri and the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust.

We are proud to support their work by providing economic research and insights.

Wellington City Mission

BERL is developing a support relationship with the Wellington City Mission. The people that the Mission works with are amongst those that – for a variety of reasons – have missed out on the prosperity promised by textbook economics. We take seriously our kaupapa about people and, as such, we are proud to support the mahi of the Wellington City Mission.

Federation of Māori Authorities

BERL has had a close and mutually beneficial relationship with FOMA since the establishment of FOMA 31 years ago. We work with and for many Māori organisations, enterprises, iwi, trusts, and incorporations.

BERL is a respected partner and the preferred provider to FOMA of economic and policy advice.

FOMA is a respected partner and the preferred provider to BERL assisting in te ao Māori and te ōhanga Māori space.

Where appropriate BERL and FOMA operate joint project teams utilising the strengths, skills, capacities and capabilities of both organisations.

‘Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa

BERL has a long-term sponsorship relationship with Taituarā, supporting the work of District, City, Regional and Unitary councils around the country. We are keen promoters of the Taituarā Annual Excellence Awards and have published the BERL-Taituarā Local Government Cost Index Adjustors annually since 2004.

This relationship is being pushed to the next level as from 2019 BERL will be recognised as a Principal Sponsor of Taituarā.


BERL is excited to support the mahi of Tāwhiri - the creative force behind the New Zealand Festival, the Wellington Jazz Festival, Second Unit, and the Lexus Song Quest, as described at www.tawhiri.nz.

As partners BERL is keen to provide a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the efforts of Tāwhiri in enabling and including the communities of Wellington and beyond to enjoy and participate in top class creative arts and cultural experiences.

Our assessments employ a broad ranging wellbeing framework, acknowledging both the Living Standards Framework of the NZ Treasury, and the legislated role of local government in furthering the environmental, economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of current and future communities.

Our work with Tāwhiri will assist in the consideration of future developments and directions for creative activities in our communities.

Taranaki Arts Festival Trust

BERL has a long history of supporting the arts in Taranaki, beginning our relationship with TAFT in 2010.

The 2019 WOMAD festival marks the 10th economic impact assessment BERL has prepared for TAFT, demonstrating the incredible value WOMAD brings to the region.

BERL started producing impact assessments for the Powerco Taranaki Garden Festival in 2012, and have done so every year since.

TAFT has presented 14 successful arts festivals since its inception in 1991 and is a leader in the New Zealand arts sector.

With a plethora of events lining up, including four new individual festivals over 2019 and 2020, BERL is pleased to be recognised as a sponsor of the 2019 - 2020 Taranaki Arts Festivals.