The view from the ground in Gisborne

Consulting surveyors of New Zealand get down to business.

Consulting surveyors of New Zealand get down to business.

UNDER SURVEILLANCE: Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand members enjoyed a three-day workshop in Gisborne over the weekend. The 84 people attending were offered a walking tour on Saturday morning. The front four, from left, are Duncan Lucas from McInnes Read and Lucas Ltd Auckland, Michael Lucas from Easdale Surveyors Ltd Auckland, NZIS president Mark Allan from Eliot Sinclair and Partners Christchurch, and Kevin Taylor from Survey Gisborne Ltd. Picture by Liam Clayton

CONSULTING Surveyors of New Zealand members enjoyed a three-day workshop in Gisborne, which included a speech by Gisborne accountant Catherine Chrisp, whose great great grandfather was New Zealand’s first surveyor-general, and an address by Gisborne Riversun director Geoff Thorpe about his 35-year journey as a Gisborne-based globetrotting nurseryman.

It also covered various aspects of surveying, business and employment. Sir Ray Avery, scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur, spoke to the group on Sunday.

CONSULTING Surveyors of New Zealand members enjoyed a three-day workshop in Gisborne, which included a speech by Gisborne accountant Catherine Chrisp, whose great great grandfather was New Zealand’s first surveyor-general, and an address by Gisborne Riversun director Geoff Thorpe about his 35-year journey as a Gisborne-based globetrotting nurseryman.

It also covered various aspects of surveying, business and employment. Sir Ray Avery, scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur, spoke to the group on Sunday.

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