Introducing your new Committee

Anton Angelo

In this, the first of our introductions to your new Aoraki LIANZA Committee, we profile Anton Angelo.

Position: Research Data Coordinator.

Work at: The University of Canterbury.

Motto: Wherever you go, there you are.

One thing that drives me crazy: Intolerance.

Would you rather have a beautiful house and an ugly car, or an ugly car and a beautiful house? If you saw my car, you’d know I put a lot more work into my house.

Given the chance, with whom would you like to exchange roles for one day? My dog.

What’s your favourite music? Anything other than happy house. I hate happy house.

Your favourite food? Ice Cream.

What one thing would you take with you to a desert island? The Internet.

What’s your favourite gadget? My phone. It’s like something from the future. We live in amazing times.

Your favourite drink? Pellegrino, drunk sitting outside a small café in a medieval town in Italy.

The worst job you ever had was…… Selling Sky TV over the phone. Even I didn’t want it.

If I had and endless supply of money, I would …….. Set up a research institute to treat diseases of poverty, and give away any patents or IP.

What place in the world would you most like to visit? Any parts of Babylon Isis have left standing.


Ngā mihi, Anton.

Next week we will introduce you to another member of your Committee. Stay tuned.



New year, new committee, new happenings…


Well, first day back at work for 2016 was a bit of a shock to the system but I have survived!

I wanted to wish you all a very happy new year for 2016.  I hope the new year brings you adventures and bucket loads of happiness.  Aoraki LIANZA have a new and enthusiastic committee who will be introduced to you in the coming months on this very blog.  We will be having a planning meeting very soon and hopefully we can get some exciting dates and events to add to our calendar.

In the mean time, can I bring your attention to the  LIANZA Otago Southland Weekend School… sounds brilliant, with first class speakers including Nancy Proctor, Deputy Director for Digital Experience and Communications, Baltimore Museum of Art and Co-Chair of Museums and the Web, direct from speaking at VALA.

Happy days indeed!

Lorna Smith

Aoraki LIANZA Chair