Jul 25

Maatangi Whenua Competition

Maatangi Whenua competition – get your entries in – due by the 31 July

2013 Maatangi Whenua entry form

Region Dates and location of competition
Auckland  North Shore:6.00pm – 9.00pm, Thursday 8 August, Westlake Girls High School


6.00pm – 9.00pm Monday 12 August, St Cuthbert’s College


We do not have a venue for Northland this year so teams will need to attend the North Shore round, unless something can be organised before the end of Term 2.

Waikato 4.30pm – 8.00pm Tuesday 13 August, John Paul College, Rotorua
Central Taranaki: 4.30 – 7.00pm Tuesday 13 August, New Plymouth GHSPalmerston North: 6.30 – 9.30pm Wednesday 7 August, Room 3.09, Geography Building, Massey University

Hawke’s Bay:

We do not have a venue for Hawkes Bay this year so teams will need to travel unless something can be organised before the end of Term 2

Wellington Wellington: 4.30pm Thursday 8 August, Upper Hutt CollegeNelson/Marlborough: 6.45pm Tuesday 6 August, Waimea College, Richmond, Nelson
Canterbury 5.00-9.00pm Thursday 8 August, The Undercroft @ University of Canterbury
Otago 2.00 – 4.30pm Thursday 8 August, Level 5 Geography Building, Otago University (follow the signposts)



Jul 12

Happy holidays everyone!

Have an excellent winter holiday everyone!

Enjoy the break and time with your family and friends. Teachers need the break to recharge their batteries.

Take time for yourself and enjoy the break.

Jul 05

Dates for your diaries….

Lots about to happen next term with the AGTA – note these dates in your diary now.

Course – Marking internals and externals using the 8 point marking system

Monday August 12th: 3.30pm to 5pm – Kohia 


~ Tuesday 20th August, St Cuthbert’s College

Scholarship workshops for students

~ Wednesday 28th August 4-6 pm Clock Tower Building Room 039.

~ Wednesday 23rd October 4-6pm Old Government House Lecture Theatre

Cluster meetings

8 August – Central cluster

29 August – North shore cluster

Course – New and exciting Geography programmes in schools

Wednesday November 27th for full day course: 9am to 3pm.  Kohia



Jul 02

Promoting Geography to students in your school?

Let us know what you do in your school?

Do you celebrate Geography Awareness Week? What do you do in this week? 

How do you “sell” our awesome subject to students and parents?

Do you make videos? print off pamphlets etc – how about you share your ideas with us all here.


Jun 29

The website is constantly being added to with new resources and information…

Please contribute ideas yourself so we can all learn from each other. If you are struggling with how to add material please feel free to email material to the address agtassociation@gmail.com and we will put it up.

There are new examples of internals up for Level 1, some new websites to use with your classes, a re-organisation of resources and some fun ideas for promoting geography as we get into the season of encouraging students to do geography in 2014!