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Administrators from all types of businesses in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and even other parts of the world, join the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) for opportunities to learn and grow in their role, develop contacts and get a better understanding of how important their role is to any business.

Our membership includes executive assistants, personal assistants, administration managers, receptionists, call centre operators, accounts staff, school administrators, industry trainers, etc. – anyone involved either in full or part-time administrative professional roles, in any industry.

The Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) is a not-for-profit, voluntary national association governed by a National Executive Team (NET) made up of the National President, two Vice-Presidents and the Regional Leaders for Northern, Central and Southern regions. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Many people are making a career in administrative roles and the breadth of demands and skills required of these people is increasingly acknowledged by the public and employers.

With our rapidly changing office environment it is even more important these days to undertake professional development and stay in touch with your profession through its professional organisation. Whether it is a corporate entity, small or medium sized businesses or in the home-based office, many office professionals feel more isolated from others in similar roles. Members include recent newcomers to the profession through to experienced administrative professionals, male and female.

AAPNZ has a supportive local and national network who gives Administrative Professionals opportunities for personal and professional growth, career upskilling and development.

Our Patron is Lt Gen, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. Tait Grindley from IMNZ is our Vice Patron.

AAPNZ Inc and Certification 

AAPNZ Inc is the only administrative organisation in New Zealand offering an accreditation or registration pathway through its Certification process.  Certification provides an umbrella over four areas that need to be achieved to show the skills required by the administrative professional.  This makes it an invaluable benchmark for those in the role, and for employers.

2016 Professional Development Forum

AAPNZ PD Forum Programme


2015 AGM

For the 2015 Annual Report

For more information you can contact any NET member or or +64 27 275 8531

Doreen Smart Scholarship

It is our pleausre to announce that the winner of the 2016 Doreen Smart Scholarship of $1000 is Mary Huffadine from Wellington Group, congratulations Mary!  Mary is an Executuve Assistant from the Civil Aviation Authority and working towards completing  her National Diploma in Buisness Administration L5 through workplace assessment and we wish her all the best for the year ahead  - click here for more information


2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award

Rebeka Adamson, Manawatu Group

Check out Rebeka in the Executive Secretary Magazine  

Bex has had an amazing year and has spoken at various conferences and has built a huge profile thanks to her social media prowess, which includes marketing for AAPNZ as well.  She is a member to keep an eye on and an amazing ambassador for the association and administrative professionals in New Zealand.

“From what I have seen, AAPNZ is a great organisation to be a part of as it creates opportunities for Administrative Professionals.  I have seen a real change in Rebeka Adamson since she won the 2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award. However I have been most impressed by her willingness to seize every opportunity that comes along to learn and grow – and I have been impressed by the support and encouragement she gets from this association.” – David Andrews, Operations Director at Enable New Zealand 


Lone Tapp, General Manager Training Conferenz & Bright*Star Training, is a judge for the AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award and has written a blog encouraging aspiring admiistrative professionals to consider entering for the 2016 event.  If you believe you have the expertise and work ethic to win our most prestigious award, then click on the link below to read her motivational works of wisdom.


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