AAPNZ Strategic Partners and Sponsors

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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!



Pacific Resort Hotel Group

The Pacific Resort Hotel Group has again offered AAPNZ a fabulous prize for registrants to this years Professional Development Forum at the Grand Mercure Auckland on Thursday 13 July 12.30 to 4.30pm.  Those attending will have an opportunity to won a 4-day trip for two  to Rarotonga, www.pacificresort.com

We've had a winner each year to date over the last 4 years and they all say it's well worth the experience.  So if you haven't registered yet, get in touch with Ali McKessar, AAPNZ National President to book president@aapnz.org.nz


Executive Secretary Magazine
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.

Executive Secretary Website


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. 



Sudima Hotel Group

Sudima Auckland Airport is a new 4.5 star hotel located just 2 minutes from the airport. Offering 153 stylishly appointed rooms, elegant bar and restaurant, gym and indoor heated pool, airport transfers and complimentary car parking. 

Sudima Hamilton is ideally located in the CBD, adjacent to Sky City Casino and many restaurants and bars. The hotel offers 69 well appointed accommodation rooms with ensuite bathroom, full work desk, internet and car parking.

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, adjacent to the Polynesian Spa complex and is only a five minute stroll to the City Centre. The hotel features 250 well-appointed guest rooms, a newly refurbished restaurant and bar, a heated swimming pool with 3 private spas.

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport is located just 200 metres from the airport and 15 minutes from the city centre. Featuring 246 Superior & Executive level guest rooms, an indoor gymnasium, a stylish restaurant and bar, and complimentary airport transfers and car parking .

For business or pleasure, Sudima Hotels & Resorts offers outstanding attention to personal service and a host of hotel amenities designed for your comfort, entertainment and enjoyment.


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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.





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. 

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.




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.




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.



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



Visit their website to see the video.


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.



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.