New Zealand VR/AR Association Christchurch Launch

You are invited to a special event to celebrate the newly incorporated New Zealand VR/AR Association who will showcase of some of their Christchurch members working in virtual and augmented reality.

hitlabDate: Wednesday 23rd November


Venue: The HIT Lab NZ, John Britten Building Cnr of Creyke & Enrgineering Rd

Cost: Free



Jessica Manins, Executive Director NZVRARA

The New Zealand VR/AR Association Incorporated has been formed to represent and promote the national interests of the virtual, augmented and mixed reality sector and related sectors.

Come along and hear about the goals for NZVRARA and join us for a celebration of this emerging sector.

Henry Lane, Managing Director Corvecto

Henry is the Founder of Global VRAR Development Studio ‘Corvecto’, which specializes in delivering professional VR and AR solutions for large-scale organisations around the world for all manner of industry sectors from aviation and construction through to medical and education.


The HIT Lab NZ

The HIT Lab NZ / Hangarau Tangata, Tangata Hangarau is a dynamic, international, multidisciplinary applied research environment, and has been active in the fields of VR and AR since 2002. Professor Rob Lindeman, Research Leader at the Lab, has been working in VR since 1993. We will be showing several interactive demos of work we are doing in VR and AR.


Trimble is a leading provider of advanced location-based solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Trimble serves a variety of industries including agriculture, forestry, geospatial, engineering, construction, buildings, transportation and wireless communications infrastructure.

Trimble has a large presence and investment in personnel in New Zealand, with R&D offices in Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland. New Zealand is seen to be one of the major innovation hubs for Trimble. Trimble also recognizes the convergence of technologies has happened over the last few years, that now enables production-caliber Mixed Reality solutions to really work for our customers. Trimble believes Mixed Reality is the next step to visualize complex 3D problems that our customers face and allows them to make better decisions for their businesses. Research into Mixed Reality started with the HIT Lab NZ in 2003 with the success of the first outdoor Augmented Reality project. We would like to extend this relationship with the new NZVRARA and strive to achieve commercial success through partnership with companies and research labs in the association; allowing more of our kiwi ingenuity to be pursued and distributed worldwide with the help of Trimble’s distribution channel.


This is a unique opportunity to experience cutting edge technology and content from NZVRARA members. We look forward to you joining us.


Please note that due to the special nature of this event it is likely that there will be photo’s and video’s taken and they may be used for promotional purposes.

Special thanks to Trimble and The HIT Lab NZ for sponsorship of the event and The VR Room for making it happen!