The future of the KCT is looking very exciting with a very generous gift to establish the Ian and Margaret Stirling Fund. The gift, bestowed by the Stirling family allows the Trust to move from the building-up phase to realising tangible benefits for the young people at the start of their careers in the sector. The gift fits in nicely with the trust’s objective of supporting scholarships and creating opportunities for careers in survey and spatial. The announcement, along with a brief presentation on Ian and Margaret's role in the evolution of the surveying sector in New Zealand, was made by Ian Stirling’s son and S+SNZ Fellow, Andrew Stirling at a black-tie Awards event at the S+SNZ conference in August. Simon Jellie, KCT Chair says, “this is a fantastic boost for KCT and will hopefully inspire others, who have the means, to step up and do something to assist the aims of the trust”.
KCT trustees Jayne Perrin and Melissa Harrington presenting Stirling family members with a glicee print of Peter Caley's Manaia painting at the awards dinner.