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Imagine a world where everyone has the access to the engineering knowledge and resources that they need to live a life of opportunity, and lift themselves from poverty.  Together we can engineer change and create a better world!

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    EWBNZ appoints new Chief Executive

    Engineers Without Borders New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dane Hart as CEO, effective November 2018. With a comprehensive background as a civil engineer, Mr. Hart has held several leadership roles over his 10 years within Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ). This includes leading the Research Team, the Dialogues on Development team and most recently, overseeing Leadership and Training programmes within EWBNZ for the last three years.
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    Programme Manager

    Engineers Without Borders is excited to be recruiting a new programme manager! This is your opportunity to join our team of enthusiastic change makers.  EWB is at an important point in our organisational growth and we are looking for a motivated leader.  Working with a reasonable amount of autonomy and independence, can you lead and support the strategic growth of our programmes? Job Title - Programme Manager Employment Basis - Permanent position for 16 hours per week Salary - $25,000 per year Location - Anywhere in New Zealand (with some travel required domestically and internationally) Start Date - November 2018 Application Closing Date - 5pm Monday 22 October 2018 This role has now been filled. For information on other opportunities on how to get involved please contact your local chapter president.
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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, March 22, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Auckland CBD

    Walk for Water Auckland

    Why do we Walk for Water?
    "29% of the population still does not have access to safe drinking water service. The burden of acquiring water for families falls disproportionately to women. In parts of Africa and Asia, this burden is an average of 20L carried six kilometers."

    As engineers and humanitarians, we at EWBNZ find these kinds of statistics unacceptable, and are working hard to help local engineers design, operate and maintain locally sourced supplies in a culturally appropriate context.

    Help us help women and communities by supporting us this World Water Day on our annual Walk for Water challenge.

    How does it work?
    On the 22nd of March, we will walk as a team carrying 20 litres of water each, on a 6 km loop of the Auckland CBD.

    However, the walk itself is only a small part of the picture. Each week as you prepare for the challenge, you will share your story with the world. You will raise awareness for the the plight of the women and girls who have to do this every day, missing out on precious time to study and help look after their families. The EWBNZ team will provide information, support and help you spread the message! 

    What will I get out of it?

    You will:

    • Enable communities to look after their own water supplies
    • Understand more about water issues that affect people globally 
    • Challenge yourself both physically and mentally
    • Receive a Walk for Water t-shirt to wear on the day after raising $150
    • Meet like-minded humanitarian people through team training!

    Thanks for everyone that has signed up - if you are still interested in participating get in touch! 

    Click here to donate to our walkers!

    This event is proudly sponsored by Water New Zealand, The New Zealand Water and Wastes Association: https://www.waternz.org.nz/

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Westpac Business Hub in Christchurch, New Zealand

    Community Engagement for Better Outcomes Workshop with MAS

    Engineers save lives. Engineers Without Borders New Zealand is working to make these life-saving skills accessible to everybody.

    Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ) is partnering with MAS to deliver a workshop about using community engagement to achieve better outcomes.

    Engineering forms a crucial role within our communities to help them with day-to day activities. This workshop will teach participants how to actively involve all stakeholders by using a human centered and participatory approach in the design process to ensure that the outcomes best serve the community and their specific needs and values.

    Workshop Facilitator

    Facilitator Emily Ward has worked with multiple stakeholders across rural and urban contexts, most recently delivering educational projects that increase accessibility for Cambodians with disabilities.

    Workshop content has been developed in conjunction with Red Dot Design Award Winner 2017 Andrew Drain, Lecturer in Product Design and Development at Massey University.


    5:30pm: Registrations open and nibbles
    6:15pm: Workshop starts
    7:45pm: End of event and networking


    $20 for General Admission

    $10 for EWB and MAS Members

    Click here to get your tickets.

    Click 'going' on our Facebook event page.


    This event is proudly supported by MAS.

    MAS was originally set up for doctors in 1921, and now deals exclusively with New Zealand's professionals and their families. Providing insurance, business and investment services designed to protect everything that’s important in your world. Check out what they do at https://mas.co.nz/