Scholarship workshop #1 Updated details


Lecture Title: “The significance of geographic location in a global context”.

Lecturer: Mel Wall

Venue: Engineering Building 1439/401-439, 20 Symonds St (see attached campus map)

Date & Time: Wednesday 12th June, 4.30-6.30

If you are planning to attend, can you please take a moment to register using the link here to tell us how many students you plan to bring.

We will be recording this lecture for all those unable to attend and will post this to our website following the event.


May 21

Google Geo Workshop June 14th

Hi Everyone,

We have an excellent opportunity on June 14th. John Bailey who is head of Google Earth Education will be in New Zealand for 4 days and is running a workshop for Geo/Social Studies teachers looking at some awesome new features in Google Earth. The day will consist of workshops/ Keynote presentations and a focus on collaborative resource creation.

Info can be found on the flyer attached but the numbers for this will be kept to 25 people only to ensure we can run a hands-on and supported workshop style day. The Workshop will be at Takapuna Grammar with a networking/Social event after (with giveaways). please pass on the info to any interested colleagues

We will be working with Google Earth, Earth Studio (check it out if you haven’t seen this product ), Timelapse and Tour Builder/Creator.

This is a great opportunity to work with John Bailey in person.

Sign-ups are via the link on the flyer found here – Google Geo Tools JB 2019 flyer

Steve Smith (

Apr 12

School Strike for Climate Change 2018/19

Kia ora koutou,

Attached is a powerpoint with links and activities for a lesson on the recent School Strike for Climate Change. Might be useful for some of you who were hoping to do some teaching on it but did not get a chance. See here – School Strike for Climate. Please be in touch if the link doesn’t work!

Nga mihi, Hannah (

Mar 18

Geography and Planning Day for Year 12 and 13 students

Dr. Cadey Korson, a lecturer in Human Geography at Massey University, is hosting a Geography and Planning Day for Year 12 and 13 students at the Albany campus on Wednesday 22 May from 9:30am – 2:00pm. More information about the event can be found on the registration form, linked here: There will be a FREE lunch for teachers. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Registration for the event will close on Monday April 22nd.





Mar 14


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Thank-you everyone for all your support and love of geography whilst I have been the chairperson of the AGTA these past few years. I have loved being involved with the AGTA but it is time for someone else to revitalize the team and take the committee and AGTA to new heights. 

I will still attend  AGTA committee meetings just giving others an opportunity to steer it in a different (better) direction).

Please find attached my chairperson’s report for the last year. The very best of wishes for 2019!

AGM report from the Chairperson copy

Congratulations to the new committee and to Aidan Daly, the new chairperson!

Mā te wā

Mary Robinson


Mar 10


Mrs Humanities – a social sciences teacher/blogger has just published this document on feedback and I thought it might be good for you to look at with your departments/faculties.

She is quite prolific as a blogger – you can read more from her HERE