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


Wellington wins top Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence award


Wellington City Council wins top award at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, Sydney

A community-driven collaboration using smart technology to make Wellington safer and smarter for the city’s vulnerable took the top award at the 2016 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards Gala Dinner held in Sydney on Wednesday night.

A number winners from the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards, held in Wellington last November, took out top honours at APSEA, the only awards event in the Asia Pacific region for the spatial information and technology industry sector.

NZSEA steering committee member, Hadyn Smith, says “the result speaks volumes for the spatial industry in New Zealand. We compete and beat some of the best practitioners in the world. This many awards, including the top award to Wellington City Council, at APSEA is unprecedented and well deserved.”

The New Zealand winners of the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards Winners are:

JK Barrie Award

• Wellington City Council for Living Lab

Organisational Awards

People and Community Award

• Wellington City Council for Living Lab

Spatial Enablement Award

• New Zealand Transport Agency for Spatially Enabling a Thriving New Zealand

Individual Awards

Professional of the Year Award

• Professor Wendy Lawson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Science, University of Canterbury

Postgraduate Student of the Year Award

• Mike McConachie, University of Otago

Highly Commended

Technical Excellence

The APSEA judging committee acknowledged the work of the National Geodetic Office, Land Information New Zealand for Improving New Zealand's Vertical Datum.

Planning for the 4th annual New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards is now underway (November 2017, Te Papa, Wellington).


About the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards

The New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards seek out and give recognition to the best, the high achievers, and the contributors who set the benchmarks that others will follow, becoming the role models for the next generation of the spatial profession.

The Awards are a joint venture between the spatial profession, business and government to hold annual awards for all sectors, disciplines and communities that make up the spatial industry. Each partner contributes its resources and expertise to make sure the awards reach the highest standards of excellence and independence.

NZSEA provides a stepping stone for organisations and individuals to be nominated in the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) – the only awards for the Asia Pacific region that recognise the excellent achievements of both individuals and organisations engaged in the spatial information industry.

The winners in each category were eligible for the 2016 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards that were held as part of the 10th International Symposium on Digital Earth and Locate17 Conference, from the 3-6 April 2017, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Read more about the 2016 NZSEA Finalists, visit http://www.nzspatialawards.org.nz/winners/finalists/

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election