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2024 NZILA Firth Wānanga

Wellington | 16 - 17 May 2024

2024 NZILA Firth Wānanga


The 2024 Firth NZILA Wānanga will be held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington 16-17 May 2024, culminating with the Resene New Zealand Landscape Architecture Awards on the evening of 17 May.

Earlybird registrations are now open! Join us for sharing, learning, networking and celebrating.


The theme of Wānanga 2024 is Māramatanga. 

To Māori, the creation story emphasises the movement of space and time from nothingness and darkness to the world of light – Te Ao Mārama. When Te Ao Mārama was created, the illumination of the world allowed the atua to reach their full potential, creating space for all living things to dwell in harmony. This illumination can be described as Māramatanga. 

The Landscape Architecture Wānanga 2024 in Wellington will: 

  • Be guided by Te Ao Mārama and Māramatanga we'll search for wisdom and understanding through shared knowledge. 
  • Shine a light on our collective challenges and opportunities as we face exposure to climate, social, and political change. 
  • Bring focus on the natural world of life and light to bring Landscape Architecture to the forefront of decision making. 

Thank you to the Creative Panel – Stuart Dun, Lizzie Burn, Matt Caldar, Sophie Jacques, Rangitahi Kawe, Dan Males, Bruno Marques, and Rebecca Ryder. 

Thank you to Firth, our naming rights sponsor.


Register now


More information

View registration and pricing information.

View the draft programme.


 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards

The 2024 Awards Gala Dinner will be held on the last night of the Wānanga, Friday 17 May, at Parliament Banquet Hall in Wellington. Please click here to view information about the Awards programme. 


Wellington accommodation

Our Wānanga 2024 venue has provided a group rate for our delegates who wish to stay onsite. We have also been working with the team at Business Events Wellington to provide our members with some alternative options.

Please click below to check out the available options and book your accommodation.

Accommodation Options