Canterbury Branch – Local Conference Speakers evening

Where: Abley offices at 137 Victoria Street, Central City

When: 5:30 pm for 6 pm presentation start 

Who: For TG members and interested colleagues

Drinks and nibbles provided


We’ll start this event with the award of Life Membership of the Transportation Group to Susan Cambridge. The award will be presented by our former National TG Chair, Jeanette Ward. Life Membership of the Group honours outstanding members and recognises service to our industry. Previous members that have been honoured in this way are here. Congratulations to Susan!


This is an event to showcase local speakers’ conference presentations to our local Canterbury branch members, who may not have been able to attend the recent TG conference in May in Auckland. The conference theme was ‘Decarbonising Transport‘.

We’re fortunate to have several local speakers to pick from, including some award winners!

  • Transport for climate: adapt and decarbonise – Rebecca Tuke, Abley 
  • Certified Safe – designing greater safety into a vehicle fleet – Ryan Rolston, Fulton Hogan 

  • Transport electrification for sustainable urban networks – Cong Tran, University of Canterbury (Best Student and for the Highly Commended Research Paper)

  • Pathways for chartered transportation professionals – Gemma Dioni, ViaStrada (People’s Choice – Best Poster Presentation)

Presentations will last approximately an hour, followed by audience questions and discussion.


Please RSVP via the link here.

For event queries / contact, please email Grace Ryan.

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport: Transport Focus Presentation









The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Southern invite you to attend this

Transport Focus Presentation on
Thursday 19th of August 2021 – commencing 5:30 PM at

GHD, 138 Victoria Street, Level 3

This event is open to CILT and Transportation Group members, colleagues and guests, so please forward on the invite to those who you think will be interested in attending.

Please register your attendance via this Eventbrite link no later than the 16th of August.


These transport focussed presentations that will cover two important and increasingly relevant topics: Speed Management and the NZ Upgrade Programme for Canterbury. Between these presentations we will cover some major programmes of transport investment which are being implemented over the next few years. The presentations are:

  1. Speed Management, by Aaron Campion (Urban Connection).
    Aaron will discuss public acceptance towards Speed Management, and the engineering stuff beyond the speed limit sign. Speed will be an increasingly topical subject as more speed management projects are rolled out on the network, as we seek to address road safety issues and implement Vision Zero through the Road toZero strategy.
  2. NZ Upgrade Programme Canterbury projects, by Michael Blyleven (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency).
    Mike is the Transport Planning Manager and NZ Upgrade Programme (NZUP) Canterbury Programme manager. He will introduce the NZUP, which is being delivered by the NZ Government in partnership with Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail, and the investment drivers, freight connections, and the importance of partner / stakeholder engagement. The scale of NZUP investment is significant with a strong mandate for delivery.


Commencing from 5:30 PM, with drinks and nibbles for a 6:00 PM presentation start.

There is on-street parking on Victoria St (free & unrestricted from 5pm), and Wilsons off-street parking on Victoria St.

Thanks to CILT for extending this invitation and to the event sponsor GHD.

Decision-making and designing for an Age-friendly Ōtautahi


The Canterbury branch is excited to be partnering with our peers in UDF, NZPI and more to put on this event  – save the date of 1 October 2021! Please note that this event will be safely organised in COVID Alert Level 1 or 2.


Politicians, developers, health professionals, engineers, designers,

Our population is aging. It’s essential that the design of our city – community facilities, businesses, housing and public spaces – meets the physical and cognitive needs of an aging population. We all need to better understand and contribute to making our city more age-friendly.

Helping to address the wide-ranging and emerging challenges for our aging population has benefits for all  – for those who are older and those not yet!


Part 1 Lunch walk – 12 noon to 1pm starting at Tūranga Christchurch Central Library

Small group guided walk around the central city to raise awareness of the issues an aging population face (this means 40 years plus!)

Part 2 Workshop – 1pm to 3pm at TSB Room on Level 1 at Tūranga Christchurch Central Library

A deeper dive into age related issues and actions, including governance, long term strategy and design solutions to support an age friendly environment.

The workshop attendance cost is $10 for professionals, and free for students / advocates / unwaged. Lunch will be provided.

Come to one or both!


Please register here, with further details to come.



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