Administrators from all types of businesses in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and even other parts of the world, join the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) for opportunities to learn and grow in their role, develop contacts and get a better understanding of how important their role is to any business.

Our membership includes executive assistants, personal assistants, administration managers, receptionists, call centre operators, accounts staff, school administrators, industry trainers, etc. – anyone involved either in full or part-time administrative professional roles, in any industry.

The Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) is a not-for-profit, voluntary national association governed by a National Executive Team (NET) made up of the National President, two Vice-Presidents and the Regional Leaders for Northern, Central and Southern regions. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Many people are making a career in administrative roles and the breadth of demands and skills required of these people is increasingly acknowledged by the public and employers.

With our rapidly changing office environment it is even more important these days to undertake professional development and stay in touch with your profession through its professional organisation. Whether it is a corporate entity, small or medium sized businesses or in the home-based office, many office professionals feel more isolated from others in similar roles. Members include recent newcomers to the profession through to experienced administrative professionals, male and female.

AAPNZ has a supportive local and national network who gives Administrative Professionals opportunities for personal and professional growth, career upskilling and development.

Our Patron is Lt Gen, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. IMNZ organisation is the Vice Patron role.

AAPNZ Inc and Certification 

AAPNZ Inc is the only administrative organisation in New Zealand offering an accreditation or registration pathway through its Certification process.  Certification provides an umbrella over four areas that need to be achieved to show the skills required by the administrative professional.  This makes it an invaluable benchmark for those in the role, and for employers.

2016 Professional Development Forum

AAPNZ PD Forum Programme          

2016 AGM

For the 2015 Annual Report            2016 Remits               2016 Annual Report  

2016 Certification and Professional Designations       


What an amazing event we had in Nelson over the last weekend at the Grand Mecure Nelson Monaco.  Thanks so much to the Nelson Group who assisted NET to organise this fabulous event.  We had lots of Awards and presentations so here is a list of some of the timgs that happened:

National President 2016-2018 - Ali McKessar

1st Vice President & Advisor - Janine Hawthorn

National Administrator and 2nd VP - Nicki Williamson

Advisor - Kim Donovan

Northern Regional Lerader - vacant

Central Regional Leader - Sherie Pointon

Southern Regional Leader - Michelle Simpson

National Finance Officer - Teresa Flavelle

National Membership Officer - Veronica Mitchell

Business Development Advisor - Wendy Rapana

National Presidents Award - Shirley Anne Pearce

Honorary Member - Lynn O'Shea

Group Growth Award - Tauranga

Group Retention Award - Nelson


For more information you can contact any NET member or president@aapnz.org.nz,  AAPNZPresident@gmail.com  

or the Website administrator on 027 275 8531 or wendy@huirae.co.nz 

2016 Administrative Professionals Award - Finalists


Debbie Warnock                                   Leigh Davidson                               Dianne Parker

More details here

2016 Administrative Professionals Award Winner - Dianne Parker

Congratulations Dianne and well done to Leigh and Debbie for making it a tough competition!  You are all winners!

New photos from the 2016 AAPNZ Award Dinner will be posted as soon as we have them.

Any ommissions, mistakes, please contact the Website Coordinator 027 275 8531 or wendy@huirae.co.nz 



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