Aviation New Zealand Newsletter 3 November, 2023

In This Newsletter:

  • Senior Person Workshop – 28 November 2023 – Taupo
  • UAVNZ Conference wrap up
  • Aviation New Zealand this week
  • Vietnam training delegation
  • Website images – we need your help
  • N3 Trade card

Senior Persons’ Workshop November 28, 2023 in Taupo

Following on from the successful event held in Christchurch in August and due to request from our membership, Aviation New Zealand will be running a further Senior Persons’ workshop in Taupo on Tuesday 28 November that will be open to members and non-members. Facilitated by Aviation New Zealand our Executive Officers Richard Milner and Tony Michelle along with key staff from the Civil Aviation Authority will download their knowledge in this intense but valuable one day workshop.

Tickets are limited. Don’t miss out, book today by clicking the button below

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UAVNZ Conference wrap up

The UAVNZ Conference was held virtually on Monday with a great line-up of speakers and presenters and with nearly 200 delegates attending various sessions across the day. As a virtual Conference, UAVNZ’s organisation was first class, and a special feature of the event were the virtual networking sessions that happened during the breaks.
Delegates heard from speakers and presenters in New Zealand and globally and each was able to offer unique insights into the fast-growing drone industry.
Despite the hiatus in Government until special votes are announced today, UAVNZ was able to bring together Julie-Ann Genter of the Green Party and Simon Court of the Act Party for a spirited debate on issues impacting UAVs and the wider aviation industry.
Hats off to Dr Isaac Henderson, UAVNZ Chair, Richard Milner, Executive Officer, and the UAVNZ team for their expert organisation of a stunning event.
The day rounded off with a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding achievements in the UAV sector over the past 12 months.

Service Provider of the Year:Jackson UAS
Operator of the Year:Unko Films
Leadership Awards:

Catherine MacGowan

Richard Milner

UAV Pilot of the Year:Jaxon Webber
Safety Awards:

Daniel Morton

Robin Hartley

Best UAV Still Image Capture:Colin Aitchison
Best UAV Short Video Capture:Paul Short

Aviation New Zealand this week

It’s a been another busy week. 

Aviation New Zealand Chair Ashok Poduval provided an opening address to the UAV Conference while Chief Executive Simon Wallace facilitated the political panel alongside Isaac Henderson. 

Simon also met with Rob Carr from the Climate Commission to discuss the Climate Change Commission’s Review of International Shipping and Aviation to which the association will be submitting. He also met with the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.

Meanwhile Ashok provided a keynote address today to the Royal Aeronautical Society meeting in the Grand Hall at Parliament. Link here

The NZHA held their regular committee meeting this week with the Heron Report and SMS key areas for discussion.

Vietnam training delegation

A small delegation of members from Aviation New Zealand’s training and development division will be in Vietnam from 20 to 24 November. Led by former Aviation New Zealand Chief Executive John Nicholson, the delegation will visit Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi meeting with NZTE and Vietnamese aviation representatives to foster new business opportunities. Education New Zealand has generously supported Aviation New Zealand to lead this work.

Call for website images

Development of the new Aviation website is under way, and we urgently need high quality resolution images for use on the new site. Images will be acknowledged, and credits provided to those organisations who can send us these images. Please send these to newsdesk@aviationnz.co.nz

n3 Trade Card – Business Buying Power

$2.6m in combined savings in last year!

In the last year Aviation NZ members have saved over $2.6 million dollars using their n3 trade cards, n3 provides a range of discounts and benefits at leading New Zealand brands that save our members money. This is available to all financial members of the Association (and their staff). The average savings delivered so far this year to Aviation New Zealand members is 17% across more than 15 providers.

If you are reading this and are thinking why don’t I have one please follow the button below and sign up.

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Aviation NZ accounts and finance

A reminder that any queries on accounts matters should be referred directly to Geeta Unka who can be contacted on accounts@aviationnz.co.nz