Christchurch Running Without Borders

Running the Christchurch marathon, half or 10k this year?

Make your marathon experience more meaningful by not only accomplishing a personal goal on race day, but by contributing to a larger mission and giving back to a worthy cause! Join the Engineers Without Borders team as we work towards a vision of everyone having access to engineering knowledge and resources that lead to a life of opportunity, free from poverty.

You do not have to be an engineer or EWB member to take part in the fundraiser. Everyone is welcome! 

As part of the Engineers Without Borders team, you'll receive: 

• A free Asics running top for the first 20 people to raise $50 or more
• A personal online fundraising page, along with the resources and regular support to help you achieve your fundraising target.
• Heaps of spot prizes and giveaways
• A massive sense of achievement, plus lots of good karma from raising money for a great cause!

The marathon is being held on May 31st (Queens Birthday weekend). More information about the marathon can be found at

So, how do I sign up to the EWB team? Simple! Follow the link below and fill in all the required fields. We’ll set up your online fundraising page, and email you all the details required to log on and start fundraising. 

Check out the facebook event for regular updates at 
If you have any questions feel free to flick us an email at

Get training!

News Date: Wednesday, 22 April, 2015


We are happy to report that both our Vanuatu based volunteers, Mark Holden and Sofia Lardies are safe and well. We will continue to monitor the situation in Port Villa and with our partner communities as more information comes to hand.

EWBNZ is not currently seeking support to assist with recovery efforts of our community partners, however we encourage those interested in supporting recovery efforts to donate to official response appeals.

Our thoughts and wishes are with the people of Vanuatu and our community parner organisations.

For urgent enquiries please contact:

News Date: Saturday, 14 March, 2015

Work-shopping the App Tech Workshop

When: 11 am Sunday 1st March

Where: Kirkwood Room KG07, University of Canterbury

Appropriate Technology refers to the use of people-centred, sustainable and locally controlled technical solutions. The purpose of this event is to develop App Tech workshop resources for use throughout New Zealand, with the aim of engaging our members and promoting discussion of EWBNZ’s role with technology in developing communities. We will be presenting modules on different areas of App Tech and encouraging discussion, feedback and debate.

Everyone is welcome and no prior experience with Appropriate Technology is necessary. Come along and help us shape the future of App Tech for EWBNZ! 

News Date: Sunday, 01 March, 2015


EWBNZ Annual Conference


End of Year Celebration