Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Criminology conference heading for Christchurch

Criminology conference heading for Christchurch


Christchurch City Council has won the right to host the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Annual Symposium in June 2015, which will see around 100 delegates visit the city.

The latest success marks the second conference win for Christchurch in recent months. In June, the city secured the right to host the 20th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress, which will attract 400 Asia–Pacific delegates to Christchurch in 2016.

The ECCA Symposium will bring together an international group of academics who are leaders in the fields of environmental criminology and crime prevention. ECCA membership and conference attendance is by invitation only and there are approximately 80 members worldwide.

“ECCA members are the most eminent environmental criminologists in the world, so it’s a coup for Christchurch to host them next year,” says Sue Ramsay, Crime Prevention Team Leader, Christchurch City Council.

“They are very interested in the rebuild of the city and, in particular, the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design work being led by the Council’s Crime Prevention Team.

“We’re thrilled that our bid was successful and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the delegates here next June” she says.

Support for the bid was provided by New Zealand Police, the Ministry of Justice, Wynyard Group, University of Canterbury, Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau.

Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau (CCCB) manager Caroline Blanchfield says it is heartening to see another conference made up entirely of international delegates choosing to meet in Christchurch.

“Christchurch is proving it offers a unique learning environment for delegates across diverse fields of interest.

“We have a wealth of expertise to share in many sectors, including earth and health sciences, agriculture, technology and education,” she says.

The ECCA Symposium was previously hosted in Wellington in 2003. The organising committee travelled to present their bid to host the 2015 symposium in Amsterdam in June and won against competition from India and Germany.

- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary posts in education and regulatory reform have been thrown in, plus an annual salary of $175,000 while he learns the ropes. Shouldn’t Seymour at least be put on a 90 day trial before he gets his hands on that sort of serious moolah?

It would be for his own good, really. At this rate, Act is never going to learn how to make its own way in the world More>>

 

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Images & Report: Mihi To Welcome Newly-Elected MPs To Parliament

The 29 newly elected MPs were welcomed into Parliament with a Mihi. Parliament’s current Speaker David Carter offered advice from his experience working in Parliament advising the MPs to work collaboratively. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left... More>>

ALSO:

General Election NZ: National Win

Election Night: With almost all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose. Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party. More>>

ALSO:

Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news