NZIS Conference Countdown

The 2015 NZIS conference starts in just over a week. We have over 30 different speakers presenting on a wide variety of topics relevant to both surveyors and spatial professionals this year. Over 160 people will be attending making this a great networking event.

Facebook Conference Competition
This year we are running a Facebook competition for conference delegates only. By simply liking our page, sharing this status, and telling us in the comments section what it is that you love about the surveying and spatial professions in New Zealand you go into the draw to win$100 cash and a copy of John Mackie’s great autobiography Captain Jack: Surveyor and Engineer.

To check it out do a search on Facebook for NZIS or click here:

See further details in October Newslink and in the conference website .

Conference Speaker Update

Here's a taste of the wide variety of topics and presenters planned for the two days.

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 andmedia commentator who makes economics easy will talk to usabout 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. 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.

Hon. Louise Upston, Minister of Land Information and Mark Dyer, Surveyor- Generalat the conference opening

Natural Hazards and ClimateChange insights from NIWA’s Scott Stephens and Rob Bell along with John Hannah.

EnviroDevelopment with Andrew McPhail from Calibre Consulting .


  • Graeme Blick, Matt Amos and Russell Turner - Future of Where
  • Keriata Stuart, Rebecca Kiddle and Apanui Skipper – Indigenous Insight
  • Richard Harrison and Alex Harrington - Canterbury Recovery
  • Sigrún Hreinsdóttir - Geodetic Scientist, GNS
  • Daniel Leddy, Glenn Stone Insurance - Risk Management & Health and Safety
  • Michael Cutfield, Daniel Wiederkehr, Simon Morris & Andrew Gardner-Integrating Measurement Technologies
  • Stuart Farrant, Megan Wraight, Brett Gawn & James Wallace -Innovative Urban Design
  • Chris Pearson & Paul Denys, Scott King, Nick Stilwell -GNSS & GIS Developments Chancellor
  • Andrew Price - Adaptive Hydrography,
  • Pete Smith & Blair Waipara -Expanding Location Information

View the full programme at:

For more information regarding the conference please refer to the Surveyors Website-