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Calling for applications for the 2016 NZGS Scholarship

- Sally Hargraves
NZGS are now calling for applications for the 2016 NZGS Scholarship Award.  This year we’ve decided to increase the potential pool available for awards to $20,000.  More details about the process and eligibility criteria can be found here. Ap...

Applications for Student Poster Awards – Closing Soon

- Sally Hargraves
If you’re a student, currently enrolled in a geotechnical discipline and a NZ tertiary institution, you could be eligible to enter a poster in the NZGS Student Poster Awards and could win up to $1,000! You don’t have to submit your poster...

MBIE Launch of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Programme

- Sally Hargraves
As most of you will be aware, MIBIE are working with IPENZ and the NZGS to bring you up-to-date learning opportunities. As part of this programme, we are producing educational resources and events to share understanding of the latest geotechnical lea...

Auckland Council LinkedIn group

- Ross Roberts
Auckland Council have set up a LinkedIn group to provide a discussion forum for geotechnical and land development professionals working in Auckland principally to provide a communication channel between industry and council.  The goals of this are: ...

Inappropriate use of Geotechnical Reports

- Ross Roberts
Following relatively energetic debate on the NZGS LinkedIn page earlier this year (under the title Limitations in Geotechnical Reports), the NZGS has drafted a letter to MBIE expressing the Society’s concerns around the misuse of geotechnical repor...