The New Zealand Tunnelling Society (NZTS) was formed in 2017 to provide a local focus to what the Australasian Tunnelling Society does. The membership includes a diverse group of professions covering design, construction, occupational health and safety, technical, technology suppliers and environmental specialists.

What the society does

  • Share knowledge of best local and international tunnelling practices.
  • Advance the knowledge of all factors affecting the design, construction and utilisation of underground space, including technical aspects, health and safety, and environmentally sustainable development.
  • Promote the use of and facilitate a better understanding of the underground domain by governments, planners and the community.
  • Provide a suitable forum for the participation and development of young tunnelling professionals.
  • Provide representatives to sit on local, national and international committees drafting standards, legislation and advisory technical documents.
  • Enable sustainable growth in the local contracting capability.

The New Zealand Tunnelling Society (NZTS) is a collaborating technical society.

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As a member you'll have access to benefits such as:

  • Regular technical presentations and associated networking.
  • Member only section of website including technical presentations and papers.
  • Reduced registration fees to the triennial ATS Congress.
  • Reduced registration fees for the NZ Tunnelling Short Course each time it is held.
  • Monthly copy of International 'Tunnelling Journal.

Corporate membership include various additional benefits including advertising on the NZTS website.

Membership types

Cost per year

Membership types Student (Engineering New Zealand Member)

Cost per year $45

Membership types Student

Cost per year $75

Membership types Member

Cost per year $95

Membership types Corporate

Cost per year From $880 – $3000

All costs exclude GST.

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