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events 20oct18

The following social activities and meetings will be held as part of the Geosciences 2018 conference.


Delegate Events

Ice Breaker

Tuesday 27 November

All registrants and registered accompanying persons are invited to meet with friends and colleagues, register and socialise at the Napier Conference Centre, the venue for the Conference. Registrations open at 4.00 pm with the Icebreaker running from 5.30 to 7.00 pm. Light snacks will be served.


Student Social Evening

Wednesday 28 November

All students and ECRs are invited to a student social evening organised by VUW GeolSoc, commencing at 1730 in The Rose Irish Pub (Masonic Hotel, 64 Hasting St).


Public Lecture

Wednesday 28 November

You are invited to join us for a FREE public talk by four leading NZ scientists - Unlocking the secrets of the Hikurangi subduction zone. Come & learn about the latest scientific research into New Zealand’s largest fault from Dr Kate Clark, Dr Laura Wallace and Dr Dan Basset of GNS Science and Alan Orpin of NIWA. They will detail what they currently know about the Hikurangi subduction zone, fault lines, large earthquakes and slow slip earthquakes and discuss the diverse scientific research projects currently underway.

This event will start at 6pm and will be held at the Napier Conference Centre. It is supported by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, East Coast LAB, GNS Science and NIWA.


Thursday 29 November (note change of day and time from earlier announcement)

The Society's AGM will be held at 2.00pm in the Ballroom, Conference Centre.

Conference Dinner

Thursday 29 November
The venue for the conference dinner is the Napier Conference Centre, commencing at 7.00 pm

Art Deco Word

Entry will be by ticket: $95 for full members, non member, retired and accompanying persons. $75 for students.

Tickets are still available.


Geoscience as Art Photo Competition

Welcome to the Competition!129003 GNS Science

We invite you to enter the Geoscience as Art Photo Competition. This is an opportunity for individuals to express science in an artistic way. Science and art are seemingly very different subjects, so we challenge you to explore and create representative photos that incorporate both.

Take your time and have a think. We will only accept one entry per person, so make sure it is your best.
Entries close on October 31st. Finalists will be displayed at the Conference, and winners will be announced during the conference dinner.

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The Rules are quite simple. Only minor post processing is acceptable.
There should be no watermarks in the images. One entry per person.
Submit a high-resolution jpeg to Margaret Low (
with ‘Geoscience photo competition’ in the email title.

By submitting your photo, you will be giving permission for the
Geoscience Society of New Zealand to use your image for promotional material with appropriate attribution.