New National Newsletter Launched March 13th!

We have stopped production of Branch Newsletters and replaced them with one national newsletter, which will be produced bi-monthly, alternating with our Training & Development Magazine.  To view our national newsletter, log into the Members’ Area.

Peter Presenting cheque to Bridget_smDonation to The Motutapu Restoration Trust

The Auckland branch of the NZATD recently held their Christmas event, with proceeds from the raffle given to The Motutapu Restoration Trust and presented by Peter Henson to Bridget Winstone, Trustee and Volunteer Coordinator for the Trust.

The Trust has been in existence since 1994 and is committed to restoring about 40% of Motutapu islands indigenous forest.  The aim is to provide a sanctuary and breeding ground for endangered New Zealand wildlife.

To date about 85 hectares have been planted with a total projected reforestation of 500 hectares.  This is an ongoing and highly successful project made possible with the help of thousands of volunteers over the years, and sponsorship from many high profile New Zealand companies.

If you are interested in volunteering, either as an individual or as a company; please contact Belinda Vernon or Bridget Winstone at  Alternatively, phone 09 524 5072 or 09 522 0919.


From Best to Next!  

Yes it’s coming! Planning is now underway for our 2014 NZATD National Conference show casing the best in Learning and Development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and exciting insights into the next wave of innovation in the adult learning space.   Keep some time free and some pennies saved to join us in October 2014.  This is going to be the best networking, information sharing and future focussing event in the learning and development field.  More details coming soon.

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2014 NZATD Education Trust Learning and Development Awards

We’ll also be running our biannual awards ceremony at the conference so start thinking about your entries now.  A chance to shine in the eyes of your peers, gain acknowledgement for excellence and kick start the rest of your career.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  Click here for more details.

NZATD 2012 Conference Session Videos – the videos from our NZATD 2012 Conference in October 2012 have finally been loaded on our NZATD 2012 Conference Session page – sorry for the delay!
Life Fellow Colin Dawson with National President Diane EdwardsCongratulations to Colin Dawson – NZATD’s newest Life Fellow.  National President Diane Edwards presented Colin with his Life Fellow certificate at the NZATD Auckland Branch Christmas Party on December 4th.
2012 NZATD Education Trust Awards Results – Admor Associates L&D On the Job Support Award:  Winner – Paul White from Ports of Auckland; Thriving Under Fire (TUF) L&D Practioner Award: Winner – Rustica Lamb; Optimism L&D Initiative Award:  Winner – Bupa Care Services NZ; Highly Commended – DB Breweries and Workbright; STA Training L&D Innovation Award:  Winner – Vodafone; Merit – Auckland City Council and Sysdoc; Zuri Consulting L&D Research Award:  Merit – Eth Lloyd and Vivienne Kermode
News from the Bay of Plenty – sadly Denise Morrison has decided to “cross the ditch” and support our sister organisation AITD.  Thanks goes to Denise for setting up and organising the NZATD Bay of Plenty Group during the last few years – we wish you all the best for whatever lies ahead – we will miss you!   As a result, NZATD wishes to acknowledge and thank the new NZATD Bay of Plenty Group organisers, Angie Lund and Sonia Appleby-Maine, for taking on this important role.
A new sub-branch of NZATD Wellington – the NZATD Manawatu Group – has just started up.  Their first meeting will be on September 25th – check out details in the Event Calendar.
Training & Development Feb 2012New Joint Publication with AITD

From February 2012 NZATD joined forces with the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) to make AITD’s Training & Development a joint trans-Tasman publication.  Training & Development has now replaced People and Performance as NZATD’s official journal.

NZATD Response to NZQA Consultation:  Proposal for Changes to the Rules for Training Schemes

NZATD has responded to the NZQA’s proposed changes to the Rules governing training schemes. The changes arise from the Education Amendment Act 2011 and will impact on the provision of training in modules or papers which can be assessed under the assessment standards under the Directory of Assessment Standards.

Click here to download the NZATD NZATD Submission to NZQA.


Go to the Auckland Branch section of our website to download their latest newsletter Learning Matters.

Go to the Canterbury Branch section of our website to download their latest newsletter.

Go to the Wellington Branch section of our website to download their latest newsletter Update.