News

Student Poster Awards – registration date extended!

- Sally Hargraves
Due to the late notification of the award this year, registrations will now be accepted up to Monday 31st October. Completed registration forms should be submitted to ygp@nzgs.org.  Further details and the registration form can be found here. The d...

Module 1 – estimating ground motion parameters

- Sally Hargraves
For those of you who missed its launch back in March, this is just a reminder that Module 1 of the `Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice’ series is out there for use.  We’d also welcome any feedback to modulefeedback@nzgs.org as this...

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...