Final day for NZIS conference Early-bird Registration

11 September 2015

Today is the final day for early-bird registrations for the Wellington conference 15-15 October. Register at:

The programme has a full entertaining and interesting line-up of presentations and speakers along with a focus on professional streams and of course, the finale Awards conference awards dinner at Te Papa Tongarewa.

Highlights include:

  • Opening and key updates from the Hon Louise Upston – Minister for Land Information
  • Offsite guided tours including the Porirua region's Aotea Development, The Banks, Whitby and Transmission Gully and LINZ Location Information Tour
  • Glenn Martin, entrepreneur and inventor will be a highlight as the final conference guest speaker. Inventor of the Martin Jetpack, his presentation promises an inspirational story of tenacity and determination.
  • Shamubeel Eaqub, an experienced economist and media commentator who makes economics easy will talk to us about the economy as it relates to the housing market in NZ.
  • Greg Ward, one of NZ’s most versatile speakers and entertainers will be this year's Master of Ceremonies for the conference and the source of entertainment at the dinner. Greg is a consummate professional who promises to be entertaining. He works both locally and internationally and was a finalist in the Westpac Business Awards in 2009.
  • Natural Hazards and Climate Change insights from NIWA’s Scott Stephens and Rob Bell along with John Hannah andSigrún Hreinsdóttir.


  • Richard Harrison and Alex Harrington -Big Builds, Small Details - Lessons learnt from the Canterbury Recovery
  • Haydn Reid – The importance of good spatial data
  • Graeme Blick, Matt Amos and Russell Turner, LINZ - The Future of Where
  • Daniel Leddy, Glenn Stone Insurance - What the new Health and Safety Act means really
  • Michael Cutfield - Alice theTunnelBoring Machine (TBM): an update
  • Daniel Wiederkehr - Importance of Understanding Accuracy
  • Simon Morris, Altus UAS - Drones in Surveying
  • Andrew Gardner - Beyond the Point Cloud: Generating effectivedeliverables
  • Stuart Farrant,Morphum-The latest on Stormwater Treatment in Land Development
  • Megan Wraight,Wraight Associates-Contemporary Landscape Design in Streets
  • Brett Gawn and James Wallace, Studio Pacific Architecture -Sunderland at Hobsonville Point: a case study
  • Rebecca Kiddle, Victoria University of Wellington -Traditional Maori knowledge: how can it be used in modern urban design?
  • Pete Smith -Evolving New Zealand’s Property Information Framework
  • Scott King - The LINZ PositioNZ Network
  • Emily Tidey -Across the seas: Modern Hydrographic Surveyor Education and Training
  • Andrew Price - LINZ LiDAR Investigation.

Details of the speakers and programme can be found on these website pages:



Registration Link: