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Christmas greetings and thanks from the President

by Caroline Simpson AE

Kia ora to you all.

It feels great to welcome our two new committee members: Alison Wilson and Deborah Shaw. Thank you, both, for volunteering your time and support to the branch. Thank you also to those of you who offered behind-the-scenes support. We value what you do for the branch.

Our last online event for the year is our Christmas party on Tuesday 14 December. Expect a light-hearted time with a competitive touch. Please come along if you can. We all deserve a bit of a laugh at the moment and a reminder of the warmth to be found in the company of other editors.

With the accreditation exam in August next year, we will focus on supporting our new crop of candidates as they get closer to sitting the exam. When you have done your prep, taking the exam is exhilarating. Timing is crucial and concentration is intense, but it’s hard to beat that feeling when all your study pays off and you know exactly what you need to write. Well … more or less. 

This is the last Gatherings for the year, so the committee would like to wish you all a happy and relaxed festive season. We hope you can spend time with family and friends and that you all stay healthy. We wish you a good break from work and maybe some tech detoxing too — we could all do with that. See you in 2022.

Noho ora mai

Caroline Simpson, EdANZ Branch President


New member

We welcome new associate member, Andrea McKay.

Coming events

Auckland editors Saturday catch-up in December

This will not go ahead this month. See further down for the next Auckland catch-up.

Branch Christmas party 

Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Zoom

Registration limit:  Unlimited, EdANZ members only

Event description: Party party party! Join us for the second annual online EdANZ Christmas party: scavenger hunt, bingo, jokes and holiday spirit. 

You’ll receive a virtual party pack beforehand with a Christmas hat template for you to decorate and wear, mocktail/cocktail recipes and your own lucky bingo board. Bring your sense of fun and compete for prizes. Make and enjoy your favourite snack and share the recipe afterwards. 

Entry is free and all EdANZ members are welcome. Book your place now, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Cost: Free

Book here.

Auckland editors Friday catch-up 

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Time: 11am

Venue: Amano, 66–68 Tyler Street, Britomart

Please note we will attempt this catch-up in March next year. Surely, third time lucky?

Come along and enjoy the delights of an Auckland spring autumn morning from the comfort of Amano. 

Any editors are welcome, whether Auckland residents or visitors. We’re a friendly bunch and always welcome new faces. Please RSVP to Caroline at

Cost: Free (but purchase your own drinks and food)