First Steps ...
Congratulations on taking your first step and finding our webpage. There are many reasons why you should consider becoming part of an organisation which you can benefit from. AAPNZ Marlborough Group is committed to the ideals of AAPNZ NZ Inc and working with local administrators to provide personal and professional development. So what next?
Now let’s take the second step … attend a group meeting.
AAPNZ Marlborough Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month - 5.30pm at NMIT/ Marlborough Research Centre Boardroom, Budge Street, Blenheim.
AAPNZ Marlborough Group is part of a membership-based New Zealand organisation, AAPNZ Inc, and one of 12 groups nationally which offer not only a local but national network of support for administrators but a global network of support.
- We support, and encourage administrators in the Marlborough region to ‘invest in themselves’ both for professional and personal development.
- We host a breakfast for all administrators each year to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day.
- Members are able to participate in the annual AAPNZ Southern Regional Gathering and AAPNZ Conference / Annual General Meeting.
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Introducing Marlborough Group
Marlborough is located near the top of the South Island just south of Picton, with Blenheim being the main township. We cheekily boast year-round sunshine, spectacular scenery, a huge range of food (derived from both land and sea) and beverages, and an awesome group of members.
Marlborough members have a diverse range of administrative skills from differing professions. If you would like to share and network with some like-minded people then why not come along to the next function, or join us at one of our seminars.
Along with its sunshine, there is spectacular scenery, a plethora of activities to keep you fit - air, land, and water-based, a huge range of cuisine and beverage ... and an awesome group of members! There are many walking tracks available in Marlborough, and a popular one is that of the Wither Hills (which also encompasses cycling tracks). Another very popular walking/cycling track, which takes in the Taylor River and straddles the township is the Taylor River walkway (see image below to right).
Marlborough's group members have a diverse range of administrative skills from differing professions. If you would like to share and network with some like-minded people then why not come along to the next meeting, or join us at one of our seminars. Marlborough Group meet on the first Wednesday each month, usually held at NMIT in Budge Street (our grateful thanks to NMIT for the use of their facilities). We gather at 5.30pm for networking opportunities and housekeeping, with the main event commencing at 6pm. A small fee of $7 for members and $10 for guests is charged to cover the overhead costs.
As well as increasing your knowledge, meetings provide an opportunity to forge new friendships with others who can relate to your day-to-day challenges. Fun, support and encouragement are key components of our group.
Members enjoy a variety of library items including international and national magazines and books. A regular e-newsletter is sent, full of information. We have a very supportive pool of sponsors and encourage all members to support them at every opportune time.
here are many reasons why becoming a member of AAPNZ is beneficial. Networking leads to getting involved with all that is happening. Opportunities are endless for any administration person to further their education and career. Networking over a cup of coffee (occasionally even a glass of Marlborough wine, or juice if you prefer) before meetings start, learning new skills, exchanging ideas, meeting people, attending seminars and conferences. Education through AAPNZ is now a recognized Certification; this gives you opportunities for upskilling and training.
Come along to a group event to find out first hand what is involved and what AAPNZ can offer. You won't be disappointed.
Michelle Simpson (President)
PO Box 1195