Formed in 1986, TUANZ is a non profit Incorporated Society. Our Association has over 200 corporate members who represent a cross section of the major business users of telecommunications.

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The TUANZ Annual General Meeting was held last Tuesday 21 October 2014 at our office in Auckland.  If you would like to receive a copy of the presentations to the AGM please contact the CEO directly ( . 

If you are the key contact for your membership, thank you for providing proxies or voting for the TUANZ Board and Chair’s position.  Your vote is an opportunity to select people you believe will provide the best leadership of TUANZ, provide industry leadership and continue our important role.  The year ahead is going to be a busy one for the telco sector and for TUANZ especially. TUANZ can't operate without your support and we want to thank you all for your ongoing involvement.  These are key issues for telco customers and for the country as a whole and it's vital someone stand up on behalf of users.

The Successful Candidates

Chairman of the TUANZ Board for 2015:

  • Pat O’Connell, Rank Group 

Board Members:  

  • David Clarke, Independent
  • Kevin Drinkwater, Mainfreight
  • Mike Foley, Auckland Council
  • David Gatland, Independent

Three other board members are in the second year of their two year term (Marianne Archibald, John Crisp and Doug Wilson).

As part of the process, we say farewell to two board members, Bruce Turner and Chris O’Connell.  Both the Board and the AGM expressed their thanks to both of them for the commitment to TUANZ in serving on the Board.  In particular Chris has served for over 10 years in various roles and most lately as the Interim CEO and has been heavily involved over the years with our work on policy and regulation.


After Fives

See our events page for details about the next round of After Fives

Modern Telecommunications in NZ Explained

This course has been updated for 2014. There will be more of a focus on the applications and benefits high speed broadband brings to people and businesses.

Wellington - 26 November

Auckland - 28 November

Smart Phones, Tablets, Ultra Fast Broadband, HDTV, Cloud Computing, Rural Broadband, Fibre Optics, 4G….what does it all mean, and more importantly, how can it help me and my Business? 

Do you need some clarity on current telecommunications systems and how the new applications they enable can help you? 

Then you need this Management level day-long programme.  It’s a non-technical explanation of current telecommunications systems like fibre, wireless, 4G/LTE, Ethernet, UFB and RBI, and will provide you with a greater understanding of the language and acronyms and more importantly, what they could do for you and your business. 

Delivered in a fun, interactive way with hands-on exercises and a quiz or two!