Benefits of NZGS Membership


Geographers are at the forefront of education and research and contribute to a significant variety of intellectual and policy debates. The need for geographic knowledge and expertise is essential across a range of issues regionally, nationally and internationally. The world we live in is rapidly changing. It is an exciting, and necessary, time to be a geographer.

When you join the New Zealand Geographical Society you will become part of an active community.

As a member you will be able to:

-making submissions where geographic knowledge will have an impact;

-engaging with the Royal Society of New Zealand who supports our work with the International Geographical Union, including its research groups, the International Geography Olympiad, and the Realise the Dream Competition;

-working with the Board of Geography Teachers who support the development of secondary school geography and who run the annual Maatangi Whenua Year 11 inter-school geography competition;

-promoting the position of geography in universities and schools;

-supporting high school, undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are the next generation of geographers.

In addition, those who have made a sustained contribution to geography over several years are eligible to be awarded the title Fellow of the New Zealand Geographical Society. This brings the additional benefits of: