New Zealand Geographical Society
The Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Geographical Society has the pleasure of inviting geographers to the biennial conference of the Society in December 2012. In a break from tradition the conference this year will be held for the first time at Napier’s War Memorial Conference Centre. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Connecting Landscapes’ and we encourage geographers of all stripes to participate in Napier.
The conference is open to geographers and those working in allied fields anywhere in the world, and we especially encourage graduate students as well as established faculty to attend and present their work.
Dates and Venue
3-6 December 2012
Further information about Napier and Hawkes Bay can be found here.
A copy of the Conference Handbook (including the final programme) can be downloaded here.
The book of abstracts can be downloaded here
Marae Workshop December 1-3
Indigenous Geography group invites NZGS Conference members and their whanau to join them at Matahiwi Marae, Clive.
The workshop will include the participation of people involved in Treaty claims in the area and other guest speakers,
visiting places of significance around the marae, and plenty of time for discussions about “doing Indigenous geographies”,
including cross-cultural and/or decolonising approaches.
More information for this workshop can be found on via the Conference registration site
Online registration for the NZGS 2012 is now open
Professor Hugh Campbell (Otago) Food from Somewhere in the Landscape of Anywhere: Elaborating the Greening Trajectory in NZ Agriculture
Professor Phil O'Neill (University of Western Sydney) From Adam Smith to structured investment vehicles: why infrastructure consistently fails to perform as a public good
David Johnston (GNS) Developing an effective community response to the next "Great East Coast Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami"
Juliana Mansvelt (Massey) Sparky geographies: finding the engaging in the mundane?
Forgotten Highways, Tongariro Crossing Field Trip
We look forward to welcoming you in Napier in December 2012.
The NZGS2012 Organizing Committee
Manawatu Branch, New Zealand Geographical Society