About Wellington

A small city with a big reputation, Wellington is most famous for being NZ’s constitutional and cultural capital. It is infamous for its weather, particularly the gale-force winds wont to barrel through, wrecking umbrellas and obliterating hairdos. It also lies on a major fault line. And negotiating the inner-city one-way system is like the Krypton Factor on acid. But don’t be deterred, for these are mere trifles on Welly's multilayered, jam-packed stand of sweet treats. For a starter it’s lovely to look at, draped around bushy hillsides encircling a freshly whipped harbour. There are super lookouts on hilltops, golden sand on the prom, and spectacular craggy shores along the south coast. Downtown, the city is compact and vibrant, buoyed by a decent smattering of museums, theatres, galleries and boutiques. A cocktail-, caffeine- and craft-beer-fuelled hospitality scene fizzes and pops among the throng.

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Introducing Wellington Group

The Wellington 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.


Dianne Parker

Wellington Group President



Our Sponsors

We work very closely with our regional and national partners:


NEWSLETTER - The capital News

The Wellington group Newsletter contins articles on recent events and items of interest, updates on Committee Member details, advertiser's promotional items as well as lots of helpful information.  If you have any interestingf items for our newsletter or just a general query, please contact the Editor or Group President.



2017 Administrative Professionals Day (APD) - Wednesday 26 April

2017 Administrative Professional Award (AWA) - applications are now being sought!

2017 AGM & PD Forum in Auckland - Thursday 13 July at the Stamford Hotel Auckland CBD


Please see the Event tab on the Home page for more detailed information


Photos Group Management Team Details


Dianne Parker

Group President





Mary Huffadine

Finance Officer




Leah Johanson

Meeting Coordinator




Kerri Kilner

Sponsorship Coordinator



Ali McKessar

Newsletter Editor





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