News

December edition of NZ Geomechanics News now online

- Ross Roberts
A bumper December edition of NZ Geomechanics News should now be in your mailbox.  If you haven’t received it within the next week please contact secretary@nzgs.org as we may have an out-of-date address for you. Geomechanics News is now also av...

New NZGS technical guidance on rockfall available online

- Ross Roberts
Rockfall: Design considerations for passive protection structures Introduction This new joint NZGS /MBIE guidance gives a strong introduction to the design of passive rockfall protection structures, such as rockfall fences and embankments, which act ...

YGP Fellowship won by Pip Mills!

- Sally Hargraves
Congratulations go to Phillipa Mills who was recently presented with the NZGS Young Geotechnical Professionals Fellowship award.  This is awarded to the author of the best paper by a New Zealand representative at each Australia-New Zealand Young Ge...

Geotechnical education on Module 5A – now available online

- Sally Hargraves
An online presentation covering the content of Module 5A ‘Specifications for Ground Improvement in residential areas prone to liquefaction’ is now available on IPENZ’s learning webpage. This is a free resource available for geotechnical profess...

Student Poster Awards – posters due in on friday

- Sally Hargraves
For those of you who have registered your interest in producing a poster for the annual NZGS Student Poster award, please be reminded that the finished posters are due in on Friday 11th November. Please forward the finished poster to secretary@nzg.o...

NZGS 2016 Scholarship applications now closed

- Sally Hargraves
Thanks to everyone who submitted an application – we had lots of interest this year with eight applications being submitted from a wide range of locations and across a range of topics: Auckland, Waikato,  Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Nelson, Chr...

Student Poster Awards – Registrations due in TODAY!

- Sally Hargraves
A reminder that registrations for the NZGS poster competition close today.  If you intend to submit your poster we need to know by end of today.  The poster itself is not needed until 11th November. Registration forms can be found here.  Please fo...