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There are always lots of fantastic snippets of information in the Executive Secretary Magazine.

Lucy Brazier, CEO and Publisher if this prestigious magazine, is offering AAPNZ members a 30% discount if you contact them yourselves and sign up.  You need to tell them you are a member of AAPNZ of course, she’s pretty intelligent but she doesn’t know everything!
Contact her super-duper PA Matthew Want.

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IMNZ offer relevant classroom learning with a strong practical application. Over 99% of their participants work full time so they design their courses to let you hit the ground running. That way you can put your new skills into practice as soon as you return to work.
IMNZ is uniquely placed to provide individual leaders with the knowledge and qualifications that will advance them through their leadership pathways whilst servicing and supporting the training needs of their organisation’s through a suite of industry leading leadership and management programmes.
And by elevating skills, performance, expectations and ambitions, they lift the potential of New Zealand businesses in a competitive and ever-changing global market.
We are very happy to be in close partnership with IMNZ and they have provided a Vice Patron for AAPNZ over many years now. 




ShowGizmo is an events apps company and have been associated with AAPNZ for several years now.  Marie-Claire Andrews the CEO immigrated from England, became a pubic servant with a government agency in Wellington, and her boss signed her up to the professional association for administrative professonals, AAPNZ - excellent choice!

Marie-Claire joined as a member and assisted the Wellington Group Management Team for awhile before deciding that she wanted to set up her own business, resigned...and the rest is history with an international company under her belt.

So what is Show Gizmo?  Its an event management tool for your smart phone and this year we had all registrants logged on, as well as the exhibitors and our strategic partners.  There were profiles of the Judges, members of the National Executive Team and you could text each other.  We had optons to give feedback on the speakers, the food, the registrants, everything!


Give them a call, they are brilliant to work with, go the extra mile with their clients, and the ap is amazing.




Millennium Hotels & Resorts

We know you work hard ensuring everyone else is taken care of, now it’s our turn to take care of you. In your spare time get away for a short break with Millennium Hotels and Resorts. With 20 great hotels nationwide from the Bay of Islands in the North to Dunedin in the South, you're bound to find a Millennium, Copthorne or Kingsgate Hotel to suit your needs.

Take advantage of our special offer by booking a room in any of our hotels and enjoy 20% off our best flexible rate.



To thank you for booking accommodation for others we encourage you to join our KeyClub which is our loyalty programme designed for New Zealand based Travel Administrators, Office Managers and Executive Assistants who books accommodation for their organisation. As a member, you will be awarded points for bookings you make with Millennium Hotels and Resorts. These points can then be used to redeem rewards.


We can also help to organise big, small, simple or extravagant business meetings and conferences to life’s milestone celebrations, we’ll deliver you a seamless event that is successful and memorable with the help of our dedicated conferencing team.





As a strategic partner to the Association of Administrative Professionals, Avis Budget Group is dedicated to providing quality late model rental vehicles and the highest standards of customer service.  Avis Budget Group is pleased to offer members a significant discount for car rental in NZ!  Watch out for the link on the website – coming here soon!

If you want to enquire about this offer contact Wendy Rapana our National President in the meantime.

Start your New Zealand holiday with Avis Rent a Car and experience the best of New Zealand driving. With over 40 convenient rental locations throughout the country, Avis can get you on the road to discovery in no time.

Avis offers a wide variety of late model rental cars to suit any travel needs, from small economical compact cars to full size sedans and large 4WD SUV’s, so whatever your plans we have the right rental vehicle for you.

Optional extras such as child safety seats, snow racks and chains, and portable Where2 GPS Navigation units are also available.


Distinction Hotels

The AAPNZ National Executive Team (NET) has now stayed at the Distinction Hotel and have been lucky enough to get the Penthouse apartment in the Century City building in Tory Street, Wellington.

We stay over on Friday night and then get down to business the following day, for the whole day.  It's cost effective because we get such a great rate, its beautiful surroundings so we are in a great space to think strategically.  For lunch we just wander down the street and choose amongst the many different & cheap places to dine, and then back into it.

We fly in and because we have our meetings planned for the year, we can usually book cheap flights.  The airport flyer gets us to and from the airport very cost effectovely.

The Distinction Hotel is a chain of hotels in locations throughout New Zealand, check them out, they are amazing.



Pacfic Resort Hotel Group

The Pacific Resort Hotel Group again offered AAPNZ a fabulous prize for registrants to our annual Conference.  Michelle Dobson from Telfer Young was the lucky winner and has won three days at Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the beautiful Cook Islands, worth over $1500 per day, it's well worth the experience.  Last year Nicki Williamson from the Manawatu Group won and took her family over.

Michelle had to pay for flights from New Zealand to the Cook Islands herself, but as luck would have it she was also the lucky winner of some flights from Corporate traveller, one of our strategic partners.  We are hoping they will go quite some way to get Michelle and her partner to the luxury resort.  


This year the Pacific Resort Group have given us some more exclusive deals, just for AAPNZ members, click here to see more information



Dyrberg Kern donated a gorgeous jewellery set to the winner of the Administrative Professional Award, a necklace, bracelet and ear-rings.  Thanks so much!



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New Zealand Office Supplies

New Zealand Office Supplies is the preferred supplier and partner of choice for a number of respected professional associations and groups, including AAPNZ.              

NZ Office Supplies CataloguePlease contact NZ Office Supplies for your exclusive member only benefits including special pricing and FREE nationwide delivery (no minimum order). New Zealand Office Supplies guarantees to save you money on your stationery and business supplies! 


New Zealand Office Supplies assisted us to get our business cards designed and uploaded so any member holding a role within the association, can get business cards if they wish.  I guess the national president is the one who is most likely to use these cards but it's an easy process and cost effective.  Give them a call.



Event Solutions

Event Solutions offer online registration, onsite registration, venue management and barcode scanning solutions to the exhibition and event management industries, with a large customer base and a formidable reputation for service and support.

Event Solutions assisted AAPNZ with lanyards and registration for the 2015 Conference in Christchurch at the Chateau on the Park.  We used Event Solutions last year as the registration provider and we were fortunate to get them again this year, even through we contacted them late in the piece, thats Claire - we so appreciated your assitance with this Conference.  

They are fabulous!



Post Haste

Post Haste are assisting AAPNZ to get boxes full of documents and items for the 2015 AGM & Conference to Christchurch the week of 27 July, and return.  We appreciate your help Post Haste :)



Corporate Traveller

What Corporate Traveller clients say about them:

"Working with the team at Corporate Traveller is always a pleasure. No request is ever too big or small and they handle our requirements with a friendly, efficient and pro-active approach."

Nikki Cooper
Executive Assistant to Managing Director
Mainfreight Limited

"The team at Corporate Traveller make all our travel bookings seamless and nothing is ever a problem for them. Their customer service is outstanding."

Kevin Obern
Managing Director



Drake New Zealand

The Drake International Group of Companies are global specialists in the field of human resources, performance improvement, consultative management, permanent and temporary staffing and technology solutions. Established in Canada in 1951, Drake operates in 9 countries around the world. In New Zealand, Drake operates from 11 branch locations including a national head office in Auckland.