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2010 Maori GIS conference Wednesday 22 + Thursday 23 September 2010, Avalon, Lower Hutt

We are pleased to announce further details of the 2010 Maori GIS conference to be held in Whanganui a Tara /Wellington over 2 days in September this year. The conference kaupapa is “Na to rourou, na taku rourou – ka ora ai te iwi” which reflects the korero/patai from last year that revolved around sharing (whether it be data or management or simple how tos).

Several presenters from last years conference will provide updates on their projects (and theres some new projects too).

The conference is being held mid week so hopefully people have already looked at those mid week specials to secure their best flight options. Dont forget to check Grabaseat too.

Registration
As previously advised, the registration fee for this years conference is $100 per delegate. Te Maru o Rangiwewehi won the ArcGIS software package last year and are a formal legal entity with progressive goals and excellent internal structures. They have generously offered to be our financial support service provider for this years conference (cheers). They will be handling all the financial aspects of our conference and we have developed this registration process in conjunction with them.

To register:

Email addresses are important to ensure prompt invoicing and receipt confirmation.

The registration details will be forwarded to the financial whizz at Te Maru o Rangiwewehi who will then generate an invoice for you. Payment details will be included on the invoice (e.g. direct credit bank account number or physical address for cheques). Delegates will then have a choice whether to pay their registration fee over the counter (via eftpos, cash or credit card), make an online payment or send their cheque payment to our financial service provider.

Payment receipts and confirmation of registration will also be sent out directly to the delegate via Te Maru o Rangiwewehi.

Venue:

GNS Science Ltd, 1 Fairway Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt.

GNS Science (Geological Nuclear Sciences) have made the committee a fantastic offer to hold the conference at their larger venue in Lower Hutt (just 20 minutes from Wellington CBD). The conference venue is GNS Science Ltd at 1 Fairway Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt. There is a large conference presentation theatre room plus several breakout rooms available. As expected from the ex-Avalon/Peter Jackson studio buildings, the IT and audio/visual capabilities are very good. Parking should not be an issue at this venue.

Accommodation options

A quick google search found 10 different accommodation options within a four kilometre radius of the venue. Ranging in price from $100 – $200 per night (for a two/three bedroom suite), accommodation close the venue appears to be affordable (even better for those who wish to share). The committee is tapping in to local knowledge to get the best accommodation options and that information will be forwarded to everyone as soon as it is to hand.

Forum discussion topics

There are a number of discussion topics that have been put forward for this years forum. One of the more interesting ones is the notion of forming a professional association. What do you think? Does the idea have merit? Have a think about what else you would like to see discussed at the forum and send it along to the committee. Well make sure it gets on the agenda.

Logo competition

We all know people who have creative and artistic abilities. The committee has decided to initiate a logo competition for those who want to have a go at creating a logo for our fledgling movement. Any medium works, as long as it is able to be morphed in to a digital image. Entries will be open right up to the start of the conference and the winner will be announced by public acclaim (e.g. delegates get to vote and the most votes wins). Acknowledgements, IP and all the formal work will be completed with the winner. The prize will be announced at the hui. So, come on all you graphic designers/artists have a go.

Final call for presentations

A final call for those interested in sharing their experiences/projects. You are invited to submit a short bio (for the conference programme) and a short (a paragraph or so) description of their presentation (so we can try and group presentations if applicable). For those who presented last year, the steering committee urges you to seriously consider presenting this year to update us and share your korero about your GIS journey.

Remember our format:

  • 15 minute presentations,
  • 5 minute Q&A and panel sessions
  • and our focus: Maori GIS projects and GIS related projects relevant to Maori aspirations.

All abstracts are to be submitted to 2010Maorigisconference@gmail.com . They will be forwarded to the committee for consideration and you will be notified as soon as possible. Last year, over 100 delegates representing iwi/roopu from Muriwhenua to Murihiku enjoyed the conference. Presentation ranged from heritage mapping to environment mapping and monitoring to government projects, and more. This is our opportunity to move forward on this kaupapa. Any questions, please utilise the following email contact address: 2010maorigisconference@gmail.com

Or, go to http://groups.google.com/group/maori-gis to view the kaupapa of the group; or to http://www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/Events/2009/GIS-Maori-Conference to view last years presentations.

2010 M?ori GIS conference Wednesday 22 + Thursday 23 September 2010, Avalon, Lower Hutt
He
Panui
Tuarua
hi
“N? t? rourou, n? taku rourou – ka ora ai te iwi”
Kia ora koutou
With your food basket and my food basket, the people will thrive.
Nga mihi mahana ki nga GIS kaimahi
We are pleased to announce further details of the 2010 Maori GIS conference to be held in Whanganui a Tara /
Wellington over 2 days in September this year. The conference kaupapa is “N? t? rourou, n? taku rourou – ka ora ai te
iwi” which reflects the korero/patai from last year that revolved around sharing (whether it be data or management or
simple how tos). Several presenters from last years conference will provide updates on their projects (and theres
some new projects too).
The conference is being held mid week so hopefully people have already looked at those mid week specials to secure
their best flight options. Dont forget to check Grabaseat too.
Registration.
As previously advised, the registration fee for this years conference is $100 per delegate.
Te Maru o Rangiwewehi won the ArcGIS software package last year and are a formal legal entity with progressive goals
and excellent internal structures. They have generously offered to be our financial support service provider for this
years conference (cheers). They will be handling all the financial aspects of our conference and we have developed
this registration process in conjunction with them.
To register:
Email your registration details to 2010MaoriGISconference@gmail.com.
Include your name/s, your address, your organisation, your email and phone contact. Email addresses are important to
ensure prompt invoicing and receipt confirmation.
The registration details will be forwarded to the financial whizz at Te Maru o Rangiwewehi who will then generate an
invoice for you. Payment details will be included on the invoice (e.g. direct credit bank account number or physical
address for cheques). Delegates will then have a choice whether to pay their registration fee over the counter (via
eftpos, cash or credit card), make an online payment or send their cheque payment to our financial service provider.
Payment receipts and confirmation of registration will also be sent out directly to the delegate via Te Maru o
Rangiwewehi.
Venue: GNS Science Ltd, 1 Fairway Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt.
GNS Science (Geological Nuclear Sciences) have made the committee a fantastic offer to hold the conference at their
larger venue in Lower Hutt (just 20 minutes from Wellington CBD). The conference venue is GNS Science Ltd at 1
Fairway Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt. There is a large conference presentation theatre room plus several breakout rooms
2010 M?ori GIS conference Wednesday 22 + Thursday 23 September 2010, Avalon, Lower Hutt
He
Panui
Tuarua
hi
available. As expected from the ex-Avalon/Peter Jackson studio buildings, the IT and audio/visual
capabilities are very good. Parking should not be an issue at this venue.
Accommodation options.
A quick google search found 10 different accommodation options within a four kilometre radius of the venue. Ranging
in price from $100 – $200 per night (for a two/three bedroom suite), accommodation close the venue appears to be
affordable (even better for those who wish to share). The committee is tapping in to local knowledge to get the best
accommodation options and that information will be forwarded to everyone as soon as it is to hand.
Forum discussion topics.
There are a number of discussion topics that have been put forward for this years forum. One of the more interesting
ones is the notion of forming a professional association. What do you think? Does the idea have merit? Have a think
about what else you would like to see discussed at the forum and send it along to the committee. Well make sure it
gets on the agenda.
Logo competition.
We all know people who have creative and artistic abilities. The committee has decided to initiate a logo competition
for those who want to have a go at creating a logo for our fledgling movement. Any medium works, as long as it is able
to be morphed in to a digital image. Entries will be open right up to the start of the conference and the winner will be
announced by public acclaim (e.g. delegates get to vote and the most votes wins). Acknowledgements, IP and all the
formal work will be completed with the winner. The prize will be announced at the hui. So, come on all you graphic
designers/artists have a go.
Final call for presentations.
A final call for those interested in sharing their experiences/projects. You are invited to submit a short bio (for the
conference programme) and a short (a paragraph or so) description of their presentation (so we can try and group
presentations if applicable). For those who presented last year, the steering committee urges you to seriously consider
presenting this year to update us and share your korero about your GIS journey. Remember our format: 15 minute
presentations, 5 minute Q&A and panel sessions and our focus: Maori GIS projects and GIS related projects relevant to
Maori aspirations. All abstracts are to be submitted to 2010Maorigisconference@gmail.com . They will be forwarded
to the committee for consideration and you will be notified as soon as possible.
Last year, over 100 delegates representing iwi/roopu from Muriwhenua to Murihiku enjoyed the conference.
Presentation ranged from heritage mapping to environment mapping and monitoring to government projects, and
more. This is our opportunity to move forward on this kaupapa.
Any questions, please utilise the following email contact address: 2010maorigisconference@gmail.com
Or, go to http://groups.google.com/group/maori-gis to view the kaupapa of the group; or to
http://www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/Events/2009/GIS-Maori-Conference to view last years presentations.
Na, Huia Pacey
On behalf of Te Komiti GIS

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