9 Mar 2018

Bill Robertson: getting the lay of the land

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 9 March 2018

A former Director General of the Government Department of Survey and Land Information, Bill Robertson is a leading figure in surveying and mapping both here and overseas. He was instrumental in establishing many of New Zealand's coastal reserves and National Parks, and he's also used his expertise to help determine disputed international borders. Of Ngai Tahu descent Bill organised the production of 'A Maori Oral History Atlas'. In 2009 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to surveying, plus he has a mountain named after him in Antarctica. He has just been recognised by the University of Auckland in its Distinguished Alumni Awards.