About Dunedin

Dunedin lives with and values its heritage and is home to some of the best examples of heritage architecture in New Zealand. We have fine examples of working heritage like Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the Taieri Gorge Railway. We welcome visitors to the stately homes Larnach Castle and Olveston, and showcase standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station.

Dunedin’s Scottish roots are celebrated, piping and marching are strong in the city. Gardens, public and private, adorn Dunedin and provide year-round interest. Two of them - Dunedin Botanic Garden and Larnach Castle Garden - are Gardens of International Significance. Glenfalloch Woodland Garden and Wylde Willow Garden are Gardens of National Significance.

Dunedin is also home to incredible wildlife including; penguins, albatross, seals, sea lions, kiwis ... and more!

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Introducing Dunedin Group

The Dunedin Group of AAPNZ welcomes all Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Administrators, Receptionists, Secretaries, Accounts and Payroll Officers, to join the association. 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.

Our members come together monthly 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!).  Christchurch is the closest Group and information regarding their meetings are available on the website under Christchurch Group.

Our passion is to help you develop your career and provide you with the tools you need.  Our members receive a monthly e-newsletter from the National President, and are kept up-to-date through the AAPNZ Facebook page.

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

Wendy Rapana

National President, AAPNZ



AdmiNZ After 5 Event

If anyone is interested in hosting AdmiNZ After 5 in Dunedin for AAPNZ so administrators can meet and enjoy each others company, please contact president@aapnz.org.nz 


Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our national partners ......................plus:


Members Only Sponsor Benefits

  • 20% discount on Administrative Professional courses through Bright*star and Conferenz Courses.



Newsletter - The Highland Express

The Dunedin Group Newsletter, the Highland Express, contains articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Committee member details, advertiser's promotional items as well as lots of helpful information.

If you have any interesting items for our newsleter or just a general query for the editor, please contact the Newsletter Editor.

Click here for a recent copy



Anniversay Dinner

The Dunedin Group celebrated 35 years as part of AAPNZ on Saturday 24 November 2012 with a dinner to mark the occassion.  The Management Team tried to contact as many past members as they could and apologies if they were not able to contact everyone.  The dinner was at the Custom House Restaurant (right on the waterfront in the harbour basin) with shared antipasto platters, choice of 4 main courses, shared mini treats and then an anniversary cake!






Interim Group President





Finance Officer
Newsletter Editor
Website Editor

Dunedin curerently has no GMT so any queries can be directed to president@aapnz.org.nz

We hope the Dunedin Group will be underway in time and we thank Ros Westerman and Dorothy Redfern for their tireless work in keeping the Group alive, so very much appreciated.

Wendy Rapana

National President, AAPNZ

Upcoming events



Southern Regional Gathering – Saturday 14 February in Christchurch

2015 Administrative Professionals Day (APD) – Wednesday 22 April

2015 Administrative Professional of the Year

2015 AGM & Conference in Christchurch – 31 July - 1 August 2015 at the Chateau on the Park