Working With Communities in New Zealand

The Working With Communties (WWC) team forms partnerships with community organisations with a view to creating long-term change in the communities that we work in.

We are currently looking for someone to oversee the management of our New Zealand based community partnerships.

Over the last year, we've worked on several initiatives in New Zealand. With our partner, the Avon Otakaro network, we've assisted through a hydraulic modelling project that has helped with them work towards their vision of restoring and enhancing the ecosystems, natural habitat, biodiversity and recreation of Christchurch city’s waterways.

Our Warm Homes programme is being developed by students at Canterbury University, and aims to improve awareness of energy efficiency in the home, reduce power bills by helping people improve their homes' energy use and improve health by making homes warmer and dryer throughout winter.

If you're interested in helping us to develop our programmes in New Zealand, we would love to hear from you! Click here for more.

News Date: Tuesday, 15 September, 2015

Welcome to the Engineers Without Borders annual conference,  ELEVATE.

12th September 2015

9:00 to 16:45

Registration opens at 8:15 / Post conference social until 21:00

University of Auckland, Faculty of Engineering

20 Symonds Street, Auckland


Click here to find out more!

News Date: Saturday, 12 September, 2015

Futureintech Video Competiton

Here is your opportunity for fame, glory and influence; inspire thousands of young people to follow in your footsteps and win a magnificent trophy!

Make a brief (1 to 2 minutes) video clip to show 11 to 15 year olds what technologists, engineers and scientists really do. Your clip could walk visitors through the development of a product, tell them what EWBNZ does, take them on a tour of a factory or introduce your research area – or anything else that helps them understand what you do.

Invite your colleagues to join in the fun, they can co-star, film or edit – we’re not seeking perfection, it only needs to be YouTube quality – just avoid using jargon.

 Can you impress the judges?

- Sir Neville Jordan - venture capitalist and IPENZ Distinguished Fellow

- Susan Freeman-Greene  - IPENZ CE brings expertise from her time as CE of the Broadcasting Standards Authority

- Rob Gillies - Weta Workshop Supervising Manager and involved in so many cool things.

The Competition closes Friday 18 September, so get your camera and start filming.

Send your entries to Megan Rodden at Futureintech at 

Futureintech is an IPENZ initiative


News Date: Saturday, 12 September, 2015


Canterbury Student's Chapter Charity Quiz Night

2015-10-07    7 pm
Bentley's Bar University of Canterbury Ilam Rd Christchurch

Solar Here – Solar There: Case studies from New Zealand and Ladakh, India

2015-11-13    6pm
Palmerston North
Events Central, George Street Entrance, Palmerston North Library

End of Year Celebration