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SAVE THE DATES 1-3 AUGUST IN YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR 2022!


We are working on a theme so watch this space for updates in the coming weeks.  

WHEN

 1 - 3 AUGUST 2022

WHERE 

NOVOTEL LAKESIDE HOTEL, ROTORUA 

 

2021 SPEAKERS

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Parliamentary Speaker - TBC

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Pascal Sirguey 

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Chris Walker

 

Bonisch Consultants. 
 

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Rhys Davies

Member of LINZ Hydrographic Services Panel - Bio to come. 

Blair Waipara
 

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Jannat Maqbool

Lane Irwin at 12D
 

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Gaye Searancke


Gaye is the Chief Executive Officer of Land Information New Zealand. 
 

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Emily Tidey


Bio to come. 
 

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Thomas Gibbons


Thomas is a specialist property and RMA lawyer.  His work covers unit titles, subdivision and development projects, infrastructure issues, Public Works, and resource management matters.  Thomas is the author of Unit Titles Law and Practice, and A Practical Guide to the Land Transfer Act. He has published articles and presented papers at conferences in New Zealand and overseas, and has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court on land development issues.  Thomas is also on the board of Survey & Spatial New Zealand. 

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Shane Gorinski

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Anselm Haanen


Anselm is the Surveyor-General at Land Information NZ. He holds a Master of Surveying degree from the University of Otago and has worked in various technical capacities since joining the Department of Lands and Survey in 1978. He has been heavily involved in the development of Landonline and helped develop the Cadastre 2034 strategy.

 

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Declan Stubbing


Bio to come
 

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Steven Ramage



 

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Greg Preston



 

 

2021 SPEAKERS

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Hon. Damien O'Connor -Minister

for Land Information

Damien’s background in farming and adventure tourism drives his view that we need well-paid, sustainable jobs and industry growth to improve our future. He is a passionate advocate for rural communities and for a thriving agricultural sector. Damien was first elected to Parliament in 1993 and has served as a Minister in both the fifth and sixth Labour Governments, and spokesperson in Opposition for a variety of roles, including Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, Tourism, Immigration and Health.

In the 2020 Labour Government, Damien O’Connor was appointed Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Biosecurity, Minister for Land Information, and Minister for Rural Communities.

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Steven Joyce

Steven Joyce has a unique combination of commercial and political experience.  He served as a senior economic Minister in the recent John Key-led National government of New Zealand.  Over nine years in cabinet he held the portfolios of Finance, Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Transport, and ICT, and spent seven years as Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.  Steven currently provides strategic commercial, marketing and public policy advice to a range of clients in the finance, technology, education, and construction sectors across Australia and New Zealand.  He recently wrote the recent “Strengthening Skills” report on vocational education reform for the Australian Federal Government, and chairs an expert panel to advise on the implementation of those reforms.

 

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Jan Pierce

 

Jan joined LINZ as Deputy Chief Executive Location Information in 2009.

Over the past 10 years, Jan has represented New Zealand at many international forums including the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Committee of Experts, International Hydrographic Organisational General Assembly, Geospatial World Forum, Australian and New Zealand Spatial Council, and the Cambridge Conference.

Jan chairs and has participated in many groups across central and local government, including the LINZ Resilience Board, Provincial Growth Fund Elevation data programme, Māori Land Service project, and the Natural Resources Sector Leadership Group.

Jan is the New Zealand lead for the Australia and New Zealand Satellite Based Augmentation System programme in partnership with GeoScience Australia.

Before joining LINZ, Jan spent eight years as a member of the senior leadership team of rural financial services company Farmers Mutual Group. She started her career in the banking sector, followed by several years in the health sector, where she was the Human Resources Manager of a large Crown Health Enterprise.

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Anselm Haanen

 

Anselm is the Surveyor-General at Land Information NZ. He holds a Master of Surveying degree from the University of Otago and has worked in various technical capacities since joining the Department of Lands and Survey in 1978. He has been heavily involved in the development of Landonline and helped develop the Cadastre 2034 strategy.
 

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Pascal Sirguey 

Pascal teaches and conducts research in areas of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and spatial analysis. In 2001 he obtained a diploma of multidisciplinary engineering majoring in mechanical engineering and structure dynamics from the École Centrale de Lyon in France. He started his career as a research engineer with a manufacturer of aircraft engines. He then became a chief project manager for a famous watch manufacturer in Switzerland.

In 2005, following a unique one-year experience in New Zealand, where as a research assistant he discovered the science of remote sensing, he decided to reconsider his career and completed a PhD with the School of Surveying at Otago University and joined the School's academic team in early 2008.

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Emily Tidey

 

At Te Kura Kairūri Emily manages Hydrographic Surveying – teaching students and working with researchers from Surveying, Marine Science and Geology, as well as running demonstrations with visiting school students. Emily has been part of several research cruises on the university research vessel Polaris II and is on the management team for the new multibeam echo sounder. She teaches practical hydrography skills around Dunedin Harbour and along the Otago Coast on the university research vessels Polaris II, Beryl Brewin and Tūhura.

Prior to going to Otago Emily completed her MSc (Hydrography) on the FIG/IHO/ICA recognised Category A course in Plymouth, UK. Her background also includes several years working worldwide on a variety of hydrographic projects including charting, habitat mapping, oil and gas, renewables and offshore construction.

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Declan Stubbing


Declan oversees survey operations and business development for Discovery Marine Limited. He has extensive technical experience in delivering complex surveys and enjoys finding innovative solutions for clients. His knowledge of system capabilities is extensive and ensures he stays abreast of technology innovations that present new solutions for clients. Declan graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv) and has specialised in Hydrographic surveying. Declan is a qualified mariner, holding an Inshore Launch Master (ILM) certificate and is a passionate member of the S+SNZ Hydrographic Professional Stream.

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Tony Alexander


Tony Alexander has worked as an economist in New Zealand since 1987, initially with Westpac, then a share broking firm before almost 26 years with the BNZ as Chief Economist. He went out on his own late in 2019 and spends considerable time writing about the NZ economy with an emphasis on the housing market and explaining key economic developments in layman’s terms. He is a columnist for the Sunday Star-Times and frequently delivers webinars as well as presentations in person.  
 

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Thomas Gibbons


Thomas is a specialist property and RMA lawyer.  His work covers unit titles, subdivision and development projects, infrastructure issues, Public Works, and resource management matters.  Thomas is the author of Unit Titles Law and Practice, and A Practical Guide to the Land Transfer Act. He has published articles and presented papers at conferences in New Zealand and overseas, and has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court on land development issues.  Thomas is also on the board of Survey & Spatial New Zealand. 

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Mick Strack

My practical surveying experience includes work in Australia, the UK, Egypt, and Nelson as a survey technician with a NZ Certificate of Land Surveying. In 1993 I arrived in Dunedin to complete a BSurv, and I got hooked on Dunedin and on the academic life. I obtained my MSurv in 1996 and came on board at the School teaching Land Law, Land Administration and Land Tenure. My teaching and research also includes a focus on Māori land issues, sustainable land use, and water, river and sea rights and boundary issues. My PhD thesis was completed in 2008 looking at Indigenous people’s rights in rivers – a Ngai Tahu and Siksika (Canadian First Nation Band) comparison study. My interests include rowing, cycling, travelling, sailing, gardening and reading.

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Greg Preston

Greg Preston is the Manager of the Quake Centre and the Building Innovation Partnership (BIP) based at the University of Canterbury.

 

Through BIP, Greg is attempting to change the way that decisions are made in the infrastructure sector. To this end BIP is looking to improve the quality of information to the 3 Waters sector and provide better tools to assist decision-makers. Under-pining this are consistent data standards, improved data quality and the development of a National Digital Infrastructure Model (NDIM) and which the National Pipe Data Portal is the first step.

 

Born in the UK and trained as an Engineer, Greg has live in NZ for nearly 30 years. In that time he has been a  secondary teacher, a consultant and set up and managed the Quake Centre.

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Steven Ramage


Steve is Head of External Relations at Group of Earth Observations (GEO), and working to support the $trillions needed in sustainable finance and investment. Steve is engaged in science and technology (mainly geospatial) to support business models and policy development for improved decision making, action and impact. 

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Dr. Siouxsie Wiles

 

With her bright pink hair, Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is hard to miss! She’s one of the country’s most recognised and respected scientists, trained as a microbiologist. 
Siouxsie has been recognised many times for her amazing contributions to science and society in New Zealand. In 2019 she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to microbiology and science communication.  Prior to this, she had been honoured as a Blake Leader by the Sir Peter Blake Trust as well as winning both the Royal Society Te Aparangi Callaghan Medal and the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize.  Most recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Siouxsie became one of the primary faces, communicators and educators in NZ, helping ease the public’s anxiety through lockdown and beyond.  This led to Siouxsie being named the supreme winner of the Stuff-Westpac Women of Influence Awards in 2020 and New Zealand of the Year 2021.

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Jannat Maqbool

With a focus on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities, Jannat Maqbool is Director NZ at the Smart Cities Council ANZ, and NZ Lead at the Centre for Data Leadership, which includes the Digital Twin Hub. 

 

Jannat is a CPA and is also actively engaged in other areas within the NZ technology sector supporting initiatives promoting and building digital capacity and was previously the Smart Cities Advisor at Hamilton City Council.

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Elisabetta D’Anastasio


Elisabetta is a Geodetic Processing Specialist at GNS Science – Te Pu Ao. Before GNS, she worked at the INGV’s National Earthquake Center (Italy). After a PhD on vertical deformation from geodetic levelling data, she focused on operational geodesy for geohazards monitoring. She oversees the data management and processing of the continuous GNSS network operated in partnership with LINZ. She contributed with geodetic data to the study of large earthquakes, landslides, volcano and slow slips events.

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Charlie Latchford

Charlie has  with 16+ years’ experience as a surveyor.

 

Whilst working at 12d NZ Ltd, Charlie has creating and implementing the 12d Three Water’s workflow from the field to the council GIS system, for the Code of Practice and Wellington Water . Undertaking the prof of concept for a National Parks and Reserves standard and the new  Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS)

 

A conscientious thinker who embraces current and new technologies to remain relevant and benefit from new found efficiencies. Works well as part of a team and liaises with other project teams as required while producing thorough work with minimal direction using relevant and current authority standards.

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Blair Waipara

 

Blair is a self employed Consultant/Business Developer who was previously with Te Puni Kokiri leading the successful delivery of the TPK Whenua Knowledge Hub workstream.  This included the award winning tupu.nz

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Shane Gorinski

Shane is currently with Waka Kotahi as a relationship Manger in the Asset Management Data Standard Programme. His role is to work with the road controlling authorities (RCAs) to identify how we best implement the AMDS into their organisations. Shane has previously worked as a consultant leading transformation projects within both public and private sector organisations. He also managed the consolidation of ERP systems for Watercare Services Ltd as part of the Auckland Supercity initiative. 

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Rawdon Christie

 

Rawdon needs little introduction after his successful career in television, initially with the BBC and then with Television New Zealand.  He was born in London and attended Marlborough College and then the University of Edinburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree.   Rawdon won “Young Broadcast Journalist of the Year” award in 2000 while undertaking a postgraduate course in broadcast journalism.  In 2003 he took up a position as a reporter with TVNZ’S One News and in 2005 he moved to TVNZ’s daily current affairs programme, CloseUp.  He also had stints as presenter of Midday, Tonight, Sunday, the NZ version of Dragons’ Den and Agenda.   In May 2012, Christie was promoted as weekday co-host of Breakfast, replacing Corin Dann; he held this job until 2016, when he was dismissed from TVNZ due to major changes being made to the breakfast programme.

Christie has since left the television industry to run his own media communications company. In 2020, he obtained his real estate licence to become a real estate salesperson for his local Barfoot & Thompson.
 

 

ABOUT US 

Survey and Spatial New Zealand helps to connect people requiring a survey or spatial professional with our members.

We promote growth, innovation and excellence in all facets of surveying and spatial in New Zealand. Our mission is to lead and foster a vibrant sector that allows the surveying and spatial profession to grow and positively influence our communities.

Survey and Spatial New Zealand has been the national body representing members in New Zealand since1888. Today, we are still an incorporated society dedicated to preserving and developing the integrity and status of the surveying and spatial sector.

We monitor and maintain the professional and ethical conduct of surveyors in New Zealand.

Our aim is to expand, enhance and support professional skills.

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