News

Module 5 and Module 6 just released!

- Secretary
We are pleased to announce two new geotechnical modules as part of the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice series.  This is a joint MBIE and NZGS document and has been published as Building Act section 175 guidance. The two new modules are:...

ISRM News Journal available online

- Ross Roberts
The Volume 19, December 2016 issue of the International Society for Rock Mechanics News Journal is now online on the ISRM website. Since 2012 the ISRM has distributed the News Journal to all members in electronic version, and prints copies which are ...

Rankine Lecture in Wellington cancelled

- Ross Roberts
We are very sorry to announce that Richard Jardine did not make it to Wellington from Auckland, as the airport has been closed due to the fog.  All remaining flights coming into Wellington this evening were cancelled about an hour ago.  Our event p...

NZGS submission – Earthquake Prone Buildings

- Ross Roberts
The NZGS has made submissions to the Ministry of Building, Innovation & Employment on the Building (Earthquake-prone buildings) Amendment Act 2016. You can read our short submissions here: Submission on the methodology to identify earthquake pro...

Call for Abstracts – NZGS Symposium 2017

- Ross Roberts
The 20th national symposium of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society is pleased to open the call for abstracts. The symposium aims to provide rigorous discussions that consider the inherent risks of dealing with variable subsurface conditions, and the...

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  If you haven’t received it within the next week please contact secretary@nzgs.org as we may have an out-of-date address for you.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...