Published date: 4 April 2024

The New Southern Sky Stakeholders’ Showcase was held on Thursday, March 21 in Wellington, with heartfelt thanks to all participants. A special thank you to MetService for hosting the post-event reception.

The event was opened by Director Civil Aviation/Chief Executive Civil Aviation Authority – Keith Manch. 

Key speakers at the event emphasised the critical role of stakeholder collaboration in driving successful programmes, sharing personal insights and experiences. Photographs of the event speakers have been posted below for those who missed the Showcase.

One of the highlights was the discussion around the modernisation efforts undertaken, which has delivered the state-of-the-art aviation infrastructure envisaged by the National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan. The focus now shifts towards the next era of system development, as outlined in the recent Air Navigation System Review report.

Look out for the upcoming publication of the NSS Benefits Report, which will be available soon on the NSS and Authority websites. This report promises to provide valuable insights into the benefits accrued from the New Southern Sky initiative.

A special acknowledgement goes out to the former NSS team members who volunteered their time and effort to make the Stakeholders’ Showcase a success - well done team!

Keith Manch - CAA

Steve Smyth - CAA

Stephen Hunt - Metservice

David Morgan - Air New Zealand

Brigid Borlase

Geoff Peck – Airways NZ

Ian Andrews - Aviation Federation Past President

Steve Kelly - Air New Zealand

Ray Thorpe - MetService

Maike Haines – mikehainesaviation

Mark Hughes - Air New Zealand

Geraint Bermingham – Navigatus

Trent Clarke - Aeropath

Andrew Andersen - AOPA International

Lydia Randall - UK MoD

Phil Rakena - Airways NZ

Matt Amos - Land Information NZ

Wayne Blythe

Tim Hughes - Mahino Consulting

John Kay - CAA