About Marlborough

For visitors to the region, Marlborough is an exciting vacation destination that provides an exhilarating and varied range of attractions and activities. From enjoying a glass of our world-famous Sauvignon Blanc at one the region's numerous wineries to swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds, the region offers a multitude of recreational delights.

If you enjoy sea-kayaking or scenic boat tours, visits to formal gardens or hiking through native bush, Marlborough is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. For the eco-tourist and nature-lover, the region provides numerous opportunities to see some of our wildlife close up. Dolphins, seals, shags, blue penguins abound throughout the Sounds and along the coastline to Kaikoura. Native birds such as tui, bellbirds, fantails and the native kingfisher can be encountered throughout the region, especially in areas covered in native bush.

Introducing Marlborough Group

The Marlborough 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.

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!).

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.

Michelle Simpson

Marlborough Group President

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:



THe Marborough Group newsletter contains articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Committee Member details, and advertises promotional items as well as lots of helpful information.

If you have any interesting items for our newsletter or just a general query, please contact the Website Editor.




2015 Administrative Professionals Day (APD) - Wednesday 22 April

2015 Administrative Professional Award (AWA) - applications being sought now!

2015 AGM & Conference in Christchurch - Thursday 30 July to Saturday 1 August at Chateau o the Park





Michelle Simpson

Group President




Elaine Daines

Finance Officer



Faye Partridge

Website Editor


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