International Associaton Links

Association of Administrative Assistants Canada (AAA)

Association of Secretaries (AOS)

Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP)

European Management Assistants (EUMA)

International Association of Administratve Professionals (IAAP)

Indian Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (IASAP)

Malaysian Association of Professional Secretaries and Professonals (MAPSA)

South African Secretaries and PA's Association (SASPA)

The Office Professional (OP)

AAPNZ & 60ZONE - an exciting new collaboration - The Power EA Programme was a real success, thanks to the participants we had from Auckland and Tauranga.  This has certainly cemented a great working relatonship and we are busy planning next year's programme, so watch this space!  See the cool photo below of us relaxing in a great new french cafe we found in Vulcan Lane called Le Chef - highly recommended.

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Based in the UK the key function of pa-assist is to support, inform and help PAs, EAs, Secretaries, Administrators, Office Managers and all office professionals by providing online products, services, information & resources that will help its members in their everyday work.We communicate with our members via social media and our fortnightly newsletters.



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. AAPNZ Inc is also the sole shareholder of AAPNZ Professional Development Limited (PDL), a separate company set up to undertake the role of professional development for members of AAPNZ Inc. 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 NZIM 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.

2015 AGM & Conference 

2015 AAPNZ Conference Programme.  What an excellent weekend it was.

For the 2015 Annual Report, click here

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

Doreen Smart Scholarship applications due now - closing date end of November 2015 - click here for more information

2015 National Presidents Award

Janine Hawthorn - Manawatu Group



2015 AAPNZ Retention Award

AAPNZ Marlborough Group

2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award

Rebeka Adamson, Manawatu Group



2015 AAPNZ Growth Award

Manawatu Group

60ZONE & AAPNZ Collaboraton - PA Power

Wendy Rapana with Patricia Butera & Cherie Romaro from 60ZONE


Upcoming events



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.

To access the Bright*Star 2016 Calendar, go on their website

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Turn your phone or iPod into your University on wheels as you listen to Robyn Pearce interviewing thought leaders from around the world on a huge range of productivity issues. This podcast beams from Chicago and is downloaded by thousands of listeners worldwide every week -

Access Robyn Pearce's website and join up for her informative newsletter on time management tips 

or her access to her Blog which has new material every week



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Exclusive holiday packages for AAPNZ members, click here