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 Annual General Meeting of TUANZ will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 October 2014.  A formal notice will be circulated in due course.

Meanwhile, in accordance with the TUANZ Constitution, nominations are hereby called for the role of Chairman, and up to four members of the Board.


The Chairman is elected annually by popular vote. The current Chairman, Pat O’Connell, has indicated that he is available for re-election if nominated.


Board members serve for a term of two years.  The following Board members were nominated in November 2013 and still have another year to serve:

  • John Crisp
  • Doug Wilson
  • Marianne Archibald

The following Board members’ terms expire at the coming AGM and are available for re-election if nominated:

  • Kevin Drinkwater
  • Mike Foley
  • David Gatland
  • Chris O’Connell
  • Bruce Turner
  • David Clarke

Nominations must reach TUANZ by FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER at 5.00pm.  Nominations should be sent to us, on this form, as follows:

  • By Mail to The Secretary at PO Box 302 469, North Harbour, Auckland, or
  • By Fax to 09 479 4530
  • By email to

You must be a fully paid up member of TUANZ to join the Board, so if you are in doubt about your standing with the organisation, please contact us to check and/or arrange payment.

Finally, if you have any remits, motions or other items that you would like raise at the AGM, please send those through to us at the above address prior to 18 October also.


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

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!