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 will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Auckland.  A formal notice of all relevant AGM details will be circulated in due course.

If you are the key contact for your membership, now is your chance to vote for the TUANZ Board.  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.

We need to lobby vigorously to ensure our key messages are heard by government and to influence policy makers on behalf of our members.

The government's intervention in the regulatory process, the rollout of the UFB, the creation of a two-tier internet that sees rural users unable to join us on this ultra fast journey and the potential for New Zealand to truly become a digital nation all stand before us as key issues, and there are no doubt many more besides.

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 Nominees - please click names below for a full bio

There are two nominees for Chairman of the TUANZ Board:

Please vote for ONE candidate for the Chairman on the attached voting form.

There are five nominees for the Board:        

Please vote for up to FOUR candidates for the Board on the attached voting form.

To be valid the form must be completed clearly, signed by the TUANZ Voting Authority received at the TUANZ office and date stamped before 8am Monday 20th October 2014.

You may return your voting papers by:

  • posting to The Secretary, TUANZ, PO Box 302469, North Shore City, Auckland, 0751
  • scan and email to, or
  • faxing to TUANZ on 09 479 4530.

**Please note, according to our Constitution, only members with their subscriptions fully paid are eligible to vote. Please contact the TUANZ office to check the status of your membership subscription invoice if necessary.**

Ballots will be counted and scrutinized by persons other than those standing for election.  All ballot forms will be held in confidence and destroyed after the election.

The results of this email ballot will be announced at the TUANZ Annual General Meeting being held at 5pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at InternetNZ in Auckland.

We would appreciate it if all members could indicate their attendance or otherwise to us at the above addresses.  If not attending the meeting, we would urge that you complete the attached proxy form in favour of another member attending or, if you prefer, the Chairperson.


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!