Whanganui Group

About Whanganui

Wanganui/Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture.  Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate.  There is something here for everyone.  We are surrounded by mountains, Mount Taranaki, Ruapehu and Tongariro, a beautiful natural landscape, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush for tramping and wilderness trips.  Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walk ways and an abundance of creativity.

Don’t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity.

Enjoy our manaakitanga – our legendary hospitality.

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Introducing Whanganui Group

The Whanganui 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.

Annette Parkinson, Group President
(06) 349 1750 (wk), (06) 348 7095 (hm)

Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:



The Whanganui Group Newsletter, River City, contains articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Cimmittee Member details, advertisers promotional items as well as lots of helpful information.

Take a look at most recent issue here - River City.

If you have any inrersting items for our newsletter or just a general query, please contact our Editor Brenda Thorley.



2017 Administrative Professionals day (APD)

- Wednesday 26 April

2017 Administrative Professional Award (AWA)

- applications are being sought now!

2017 AGM & PD Forum in Auckland

- Thursday 13 July at the Stamford Hotel Auckland CBD




Please refer to the Events tab on the Home page for more detailed information.


Photos  Group Members Contact Details


Annette Parkinson

Group President


+64 6 349 1750 (W)

+64 6 348 7095 (h)



Veronica Stevens

Vice President



Margaret Johnson

Administration Officer



Dee Brough

Finance Officer



Debbie Adam

Team Member



Beverley Casey

Team Member



Brenda Thorley

Team Member

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