On Friday morning, twenty people from Information Science and Surveying departments started a 3 day long research retreat. The purpose of the retreat was to get away from the usual university environment, and spent some time reading and writing. There has been many social and integration events, lots of discussions, and obviously, long hours in front of laptops with everyone busy writing some form of research output (journal articles, reports, notes).
We have started on Friday, and got back to Dunedin on Monday. The weather was great. Apart work, we’ve done with some friends a run from Cromwell to Bannockburn, with a crossing of Kawarau river (the current was surprisingly strong, and the water refreshingly cold). Along the way, notice a nice glasshouse made out of a … car.