About Christchurch

There is nowhere else in the world where, within two hours of an international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens. Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

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Introducing the Christchurch Group

The Christchurch Group of AAPNZ welcomes all Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Administrators, Receptionists, Secretaries, Accounts and Payroll Officers, to come along and be involved in a wide range of opportunities with us. In our busy administrative roles, we work hard to provide a high standard of service and support for our organisations, but we also recognise that we need support too.

Group meetings are held on the third Monday of each month.  Our meetings are currently held from 5.30 - 7pm.  The meetings are a combination of networking events and professional development meetings where members come together and hear from guest speakers who cover a wide variety of topics.  During these meetings there is always the opportunity to share with each other our experiences, knowledge and skills, while socialising with like-minded professionals (and make new friends in the process!). 

Our passion is to help you develop your career and provide you with the tools you need.  Our members receive a monthly newsletter, and are kept up-to-date through the group's Facebook page.

If you are interested in joining or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Joanne Gallop

Christchurch Group President

Newsletter - Canterbury Tales

The Christchurch Group Newsletter, Canterbury Tales, contains articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Committee details, advertiser's promotional items as well as helpful information.

If you have any interesting items for our newsletter or just a general query for the editor, please contact the Carol Drayton, Newsletter Editor at


Upcoming Events

June Meeting, 19 June 2017: Guest speaker - Leigh Davidson (Christchurch Group Member), Finalist, 2016 Administrative Professional Award

AAPNZ AGM & Professional Development Forum - Auckland - Thursday 13 July 2017

Executive Secretary Live - Auckland - Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July 2017.  See AAPNZ Website for further details

July Meeting, 17 July 2017:  Mid-winter event






Valerie Lang


Joanne Gallop



Wendy Duff



Laura Jackson


Katherine Kaynes


Carol Drayton


Leigh Jackson

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:



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