About Waikato

Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland City, situated on the banks of the Waikato River (the country’s largest river). Hamilton has a welcoming spirit, rich history and contrasting splendors that await many a visitor. Being in the hub of Central North Island, visitors have easy access to iconic attractions such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Raglan’s surf coast and the historic Te Aroha Mineral Pools, and much more.

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Introducing Waikato Group

The Waikato 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 bi-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:

Andrea Taylor, Group President, hamilton@aapnz.org.nz

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners.

We are excited to announce that Amy's Flowers have come on board as a sponsor for the Waikato Group.  Please support Amy's Flowers when next ordering that special something. 


Click here to read more about our Sponsors and benefits to members.



The Hamilton Group Newsletter, Hamilton In Touch, contains articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Committee Members details, advertisers promotional items as well as lots of helpful information.

Take a look at our most recent issue here - Hamilton In Touch.

If you have any interesting items for our newsletter or just a general query, please contact The Newsletter Editor, Paula Smith (paula.aapnz@gmail.com). 



Along with the monthly newsletter, members are kept up-to-date through the group's Facebook page


February - Claudelands Famil

March - TBC

26 April - Administrative Professionals Day (APD) Breakfast

May - TBC

June - Mid Winter Dinner

July -

August -

September -

October -

November - Christmas Dinner


If there is a topic you would like to be included in the montly meetings, please email





Andrea Taylor

Group President & Membership     


+64 22 636 0728


Viv Thorpe

Vice President & Administration Officer


+64 21 444 769


Sueze Morris

Financial Officer & Social Media


+64 7 834 8800 ext 3059 (b)


Paula Smith

Newsletter Editor


+64 21 580 024


Colette Barrett

Event Coordinator


+64 21 750 486

Upcoming events