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

Copies of Newsletters are available on request.  Please contact the Christchurch Group on



Upcoming Events

Southern Regional Gathering, Saturday 14 October 2017:  Knox Church, Victoria Street, Christchurch. 

Future Meeting Dates

November Meeting, 20 November 2017






Valerie Lang

Immediate Past President


Joanne Gallop



Wendy Duff

Events/Website Editor



Laura Jackson



Katherine Kaynes



Carol Drayton

Vice-President/Newsletter Editor


Leigh Jackson

Finance Officer

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:



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