We're running a series of hui around the country to support councils and surveyors adopt the NZVD2016 height reference system.

New Zealand Vertical Datum 2016 (NZVD2016) is the official national vertical datum for New Zealand. NZVD2016 is defined by the NZGeoid2016 geoid and provides an accurate height reference system regardless of sea level.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is supporting the nationwide adoption of NZVD2016 with a series of hui around the country in collaboration with councils and Survey and Spatial New Zealand throughout 2019.

Upcoming events

Join us to discuss why capturing accurate heights matters, and how this new height reference system can benefit your region and New Zealand at large.

Following the success of a similar event in Hawke’s Bay, LINZ is visiting Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Waikato and Wellington in February and March 2019. More regions will be visited later in the year.

There are two different meetings in each location:

Introduction to NZVD2016

This meeting provides a general introduction for council staff who make decisions involving height or sea level data. We will be discussing how the NZVD2016 compares to the previous NZVD2009 system and local datums, and highlight the opportunities, challenges and tips for the implementation of NZVD2016.

Technical Aspects of NZVD2016

This meeting is for Survey and Spatial New Zealand members and other professionals. We will be discussing the technical details of how you can switch from using the local vertical datum to the new NZVD2016.

Register for your region

Find event details for the different regions below:

Auckland13 February 2019Auckland Council, Auckland
Wellington18 February 2019LINZ, Wellington
Waikato20 February 2019The Link, Hamilton
Bay of Plenty1 March 2019Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua
Canterbury25 March 2019Environment Canterbury, Christchurch

More regions will be visited in late 2019.

Register for a hui in your area

Our partners

LINZ is organising these hui in collaboration with the following partners:

Last Updated: 25 January 2019