Blog is back, with a ‘how to’ series

Last week I attended an NZPI Auckland branch event IN REAL LIFE which was a welcome novelty after all the virtual events 2020 has involved. Now that in person events are back on, it seems like a good time to pick up the blogging again. COVID disruption has impacted on many aspects of our lives … Continue reading Blog is back, with a ‘how to’ series

Outlook has replaced how you search your emails…two useful shortcuts

Have you noticed Microsoft has made a change to how you search in Outlook? This won't have happened across all users of Outlook yet, but for those with a standard Microsoft 365 for Business it is likely to be live now. There are many benefits of the modern 'software as a service' (SaaS) subscription model,  … Continue reading Outlook has replaced how you search your emails…two useful shortcuts

Want to know more about 3D printing and its impact on the future?

I attended a great session on 3D printing yesterday as part of the University of Auckland's annual Raising the Bar series of talks. The event was called 3D Printing the Future by Olaf Diegel, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. I understand the session will be made available as a webinar in a week or so. UPDATE: … Continue reading Want to know more about 3D printing and its impact on the future?

NZPI’s PlanTechNZ group launch event

The New Zealand Planning Institute recently established a Special Interest Group called PlanTechNZ. I've been a member of the steering group progressing this initiative and we were very pleased to have been able to continue to launch the group despite the disruption of COVID19 lockdown and the postponement of the conference until next year. What … Continue reading NZPI’s PlanTechNZ group launch event

Course dates go ahead – get some CPD done during lockdown

The NZPI has moved some of the CPD programme online temporarily, and this includes the Emerging Technologies and Resource Management courses I present which were scheduled for 1 May in Tauranga and 13 May in Dunedin. Given these courses are now location-independent it is a great chance to register if you missed it in your … Continue reading Course dates go ahead – get some CPD done during lockdown