Nelson Group

About Nelson

Nelson is a pocket paradise nestled in the top northwest corner of the South Island.  A place where you will find artists and crafts people, Māori marae, alternative communities and adventures.  Nelson enjoys more sunshine hours than any other region in New Zealand.  Home to 26 wineries and a trail of boutique brewers.  Nelson is the birthplace of rugby in New Zealand and the World of Wearable Art. 

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Introducing Nelson Group

The Nelson Group of AAPNZ was established in 1991 and represents administrative professionals (personal assistants, executive assistants, office managers, receptionists, secretaries, accounts clerks, and administrators) in the Nelson/Tasman region.  Members in Nelson Group represent a wide range of industries including law firms, education, local government, accounting, engineering, travel, etc.

Administrators in any industry, whether self-employed or working for someone else, will benefit from the ongoing training, upskilling and education that Nelson Group offers.  Nelson Group hosts an annual workshop, monthly group meetings, and monthly social luncheons.  Many of our members state that networking with other administrators is another important benefit to members.  When a member has a question, one of our members will often be able to answer it whether it is a software problem, an educational opportunity or a grammar query.  

What are some of the educational opportunities?

Workshops and seminars:  Nelson Group hosts an annual seminar covering topics such as writing, grammar, software and computer topics, and personal and professional development.

To learn more about our next seminar, email Group President, Margaret Black at margaret@dukeandcooke.co.nz.

When and where does Nelson Group meet?

Our meetings alternate between Nelson and Richmond on the third Tuesday or Wednesday of each month from 5.30-6.00pm social/refreshments and 6.00-7.30pm guest speaker or workshop/presentation.  We meet at a variety of venues including Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) and Tasman District Council (TDC).  We also have on-site meetings at local businesses. 

Members are generally charged $7 for monthly group meetings to cover the cost of the meeting, including refreshments, venue and a speaker’s gift.  First-time guests may attend at no cost; additional meetings are $10.  Guests are welcome to attend three group meetings before deciding whether to become a member.

If you are interested in attending a meeting, becoming a member or want more information, please contact:

Terri Johnson - Membership Officer 021-568-973  teresa.johnson@corrections.govt.nz

 

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:

  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT);
  • Duke & Cooke;
  • Tasman District Council (TDC);
  • Pic's Peanut Butter and
  • Chia.

Members Only Sponsor Benefits

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

 

NELSON GROUP 25TH ANNIVERSARY

The Nelson Group of the NZ Society of Executive Secretaries was officially formed on the 31st of August 1991 with 30 members. Membership has risen and fallen over the years and we now have 35 active members.  This milestone was recently celebrated at the Gala Dinner of the AAPNZ National Conference held in Nelson in August 2016.

Margaret Black and Cathy Knight

Margaret Black and Cathy Knight, current President and Founding Group President in 1991.

 

 25th Anniversary Group Photo

Group Photo:  Back row left to right:  Kathly Tatlock, Irene Buchan, Kathy Webb, Terri Johnson, Carol Foote, Barbara Gardner, Cathy Knight, Shelley Hawke, Pam Meadows, Trudy Tyler, Valerie Gribble

Front row left to right:  Jandy Butler, Diane Bennett, Margaret Black, Margaret Bartlett, Jo Greig, Lori Parker


NEWSLETTERS

Members receive a monthly group newsletter, Nelson Notes, which is emailed before each meeting, providing details of guest speaker and venue.  The newsletter also includes grammar and skill tips, a report about the previous month's meeting, relevant articles, and information about AAPNZ both locally and nationally.

Our previous newsletters are listed below:

March 2017

February 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

For earlier publications, see the Members Only section


EVENTS

STEVE SMITH - TECHNOLOGY

Steve will show us features about phone apps, synchronising phone and tablet emails, and cleaning up files.

When:  Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Where: Tasman District Council, Queen Street, Richmond
Time:   5.30pm - 6.00pm Socialising, networking and light snacks
           6.00pm - 7.00pm Presentation
Cost:    $7 members, $10 non-members, first-time guests free
RSVP:   Kathy Webb skwebb@xtra.co.nz by Friday, 17 March

See the Events tab on the Home page for more information on these national events.

 Margaret Black

 

Margaret Black

Group President, Historian

03 548-9104 W

027 615-5141

margaret@dukeandcooke.co.nz

 

 

Lori Parker

Vice President

03 548-7232 H

angelfish@peak.org

 Kathy Webb

 

Kathy Webb

Group Meeting Co-ordinator and Administration Officer

03 545-1755 H

skwebb@xtra.co.nz 

 Shelley Hawke

 

Shelley Hawke

Finance Officer

03 544-7596 W

03 544-7982 H

027 689-8247

sehawke@xtra.co.nz  

 

 

Margaret Bartlett

Newsletter Editor

03 547-7759 H

03 546-7683 ext 700 W

027 309-9655

bushrunner@xtra.co.nz

 Patti Rizer

 

Patti Rizer

Education Officer

03 548-7232 H

patti@ts.co.nz

 Terri Johnson

 

Terri Johnson

Membership Officer

03 545-9400 ext 3310 W

021 568-973

teresa.johnson@corrections.govt.nz

 Rossana Rogers

Rossana Rogers

Website Officer

03 542-2100 H

027 202-5786 W

027 372-5087

rossanarogers@xtra.co.nz

 Irene Buchan

 

Irene Buchan

Photographer

03 544-0066 W

021 122-5312

irene.buchan@ofolsen.com

 Alma Kelleher

 

Alma Kelleher

MT member

03 547-6681

027 0203-8840

mailto:info@nelsonsecretarial.co.nz

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