Join us for two and half days of inspiration and networking as we bring you the latest innovations in technology education. Listen to current innovators and leading technology educators, hear about the latest research, attend hands-on workshops, explore the treasures of Te Papa and expand your kete with like minded educators from across New Zealand. With Nex funding, this conference is the lowest price we have ever had, so bring all your colleagues.
Te Papa, Wellington
More info about Te Papa here
- took four years to complete
- weighs 64,000 tonnes
- has six floors
- has 36,000 square metres of public floor space (the size of three rugby fields)
- is made of 80,000 cubic metres of concrete
- has enough reinforcing steel to stretch from Wellington to Sydney
- sits on 152 base isolators to protect the building from earthquake movement
- is clad in 14,500 grey and yellow stone panels
- uses New Zealand–grown woods inside:
- native – mataī (wall panels), tawa (handrails), rewarewa (lift linings)
- exotic – macrocarpa (ceilings), eucalyptus (some floors).
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 demonstrated a shift to represent New Zealand’s culturally diverse society and reach a broader audience. Emphasis was placed on collections and the nation’s access to them.
Under the Act, Te Papa would:
- unite the National Museum and National Art Gallery as one entity
- unite the collections of the two institutions so that New Zealand’s stories could be told in an interdisciplinary way
- be a partnership between Tangata Whenua (Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand) and Tangata Tiriti (people in New Zealand by right of the Treaty of Waitangi)
- speak with authority
- represent and appeal to New Zealand’s increasingly diverse society
- be a place for discussion, debate, involvement, and celebration
- link the past, present, and future.
Conference Key Dates
|Presentation/Workshop/Session Proposals due||Thursday 5 August|
|Confirmation to Speakers by||Wednesday 18 August|
|Initial Programme Released||Friday 20 August|
|Last day for Member Early Registration||Wednesday 1 September|
|Last day Non-member Early Registration||Wednesday 1 September|
|TENZ Awards Nominations Close||Monday 6 September|
|Conference Start||Monday 11 October|
|Conference Dinner||Tuesday 12 October|
|Conference End||Wednesday 13 October|
|Registration||Fee NZ$(incl GST)|
|TENZ Member Early - last day 1 Sept 2021||60|
|Non-member Early - last day 1 Sept 2021||160|
Conference Dinner - Parliament House
Tuesday 12 October from 6pm
The Conference Awards Dinner is a fun affair and a time to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones. Time to relax and network over a delicious meal. The three course dinner will be held at Parliament House in the Grand Hall.
A cash bar will operate from 6pm, please be seated by 6:30pm.
Dinner tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased when registering for the conference.
During the evening the biennial technology education awards for excellence and contribution will be presented.
Restoration, refurbishment, and earthquake strengthening work at Parliament House from 1992-1995 included work on the Grand Hall. During the work:
- a new parquet floor of Australian spotted gum, partially covered with a thick traditional-style carpet, was installed
- the heart rimu (a native New Zealand timber) panelled walls were stripped, strengthened, replaced, and re-varnished
- gilded plasterwork was replaced to replicate the original architect’s design
- the arched stained glass panels in the upper walls and the large glass domes in the ceiling were refurbished.
Please find some information to assist with your accommodation booking for our upcoming conference. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
2 Grey St, Wellington
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The link below will direct you to our web page for booking your accommodation. The negotiated rates are only applicable during the contracted dates
(Monday 11th October – Wednesday 13th October)Click here to secure your TENZ special rate.
Please ensure the following information is relayed to all bookers/delegates.
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington
|You are invited to stay at the Oaks Wellington for your upcoming conference.|
There are 3 easy ways to book:
By clicking here which will take you to our website with the code allocated OR
by emailing us directly at Oaks Wellington:
Village Accommodation Group
|Join us at the Ohtel Wellington, Astelia Apartment Hotel, Willis Village Urban Garden Apartments or Boulcott Suites so we can accommodate you, offering home comforts during your stay. The link below will automatically include your conference special rate in all 4 locations.|
You can also access these rates direct via our website, clicking on BOOK NOW, and using the Promo Code: ENGINEER.
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Conference Presentation/Workshop/Session Proposals
We are looking for motivating and informative presenters to expand attendees' ketes. You may want to run sessions where you can share your practice, explain your research so that educators can improve their practice, and/or facilitate some great professional development.
If this sounds like you, sign up now. Or share it with someone amazing you know.
TENZ Awards 2021
Every two years the Council will give awards to teachers and teacher educators for excellence in, and contribution to, technology education.
Awards will only be given in categories in which a suitable nominee has been submitted
This is the highest professional award made by Technology Education New Zealand. Those nominated may come from a school management, advisory, lecturing, teaching, research, curriculum development, administration or ‘industry’ background.
Recipients will have given service to technology education over a long period of time and made an outstanding contribution, showing commitment and leadership.
This award is made to lecturers, advisors, facilitators, consultants or teachers for their service to teacher development work in technology education.
The category is for high quality work that has developed teacher understanding and confidence over a significant period of time in pre-service and/or in-service training.
This award recognises excellence in subject leadership. It is made for a significant contribution over an extended period of time in developing technology education programmes in a school or organisation and achieving consistently high standards of performance from students.
This award is made to teachers who have displayed outstanding capability in teaching technology over an extended period of time. They may be a coordinator or Head of Department/Faculty or those not holding such positions but consistently displaying excellence in their teaching practice.
This award is made to educational researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to technology education over an extended period of time.
This is for outstanding and sustained excellence and contribution to technology education in New Zealand. Recipients will have given service to technology education over a long period of time and made an outstanding contribution, showing commitment and leadership.