Welcome to Engineers Without Borders New Zealand

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!


  • Latest news

    Applications Open for DoD 2017

    Applications for the 2017 Dialogues on Development study tour are open and due on Friday 18 August.
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    Open City Project is Live!

    Gap Filler together with Engineers Without Borders have been hard at work over the last seven months, taking an old parking meter and repurposing it to share sweet free things to do in Christchurch.
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  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, September 03, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    North Shore Marathon in Auckland, New Zealand

    Running Without Borders

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    Running Without Borders is an annual event to raise money for projects being carried out all around the South Pacific and in New Zealand. The work we do is sustained by fundraising like this!

    If you don't feel like you could run a marathon tomorrow, don't worry! You could run 10 km, 21 km, or the full 42 km so long as you raise as much money as you can for EWB! We'll be doing group training as well so we can get in shape together! The North Shore Marathon is on 3 September, but we'll also be running the Auckland Marathon on 29 October.

    If running isn't for you, support our heroic runners by donating at: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/RunningWithoutBorders2017

    If you are interested in running with us, email Courtney at <runningwithoutborders_akl@ewb.org.nz> and register your information here. Also, keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook page for details on group training.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 05:30 PM · $5.00 NZD · 12 rsvps
    BNZ EPIC Innovation Lounge in Christchurch, New Zealand

    Canterbury Pathways to Development

    Pathways to Development is a new initiative to EWB this year. It’s a development series made up of two workshops designed to educate, as well as a place for people to discuss factors of development and aid. These workshops were created by Hana Cadzow who has just completed a PhD at Otago University in Development Studies.

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    For the first workshop, Gina Yukich who has been managing EWB's Wawan Project in Vanuatu for the past few years will talk about her experience in managing a development project.

    Development for 3rd world countries is a very complex issue and not one blanket solution. As such, the first workshop after Gina's talk covers two topics: 

    1. What does poverty look like? 
    2. How do we measure development?

    We will investigate how much people know about poverty as well as how it has changed over the past 10 years around the world and in NZ. We will look at how we measure development, focusing on the various indexes we use and comparing the suitability of them for different countries.

    The workshop is free for members of EWBNZ and $5 per workshop for non-members.