Welcome to the website of the

Population Association of New Zealand (PANZ)
Te Roopu Whaka Waihanga Iwi O Aotearoa

PANZ is a professional association that incorporates a wide range of interests in relation to the study and understanding of population issues, in New Zealand and globally. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in demographic and population related issues and study.

Latest News

*2013 PANZ Conference a success*

The 2013 conference was held in Wellington on 27 and 28 June 2013, and was attended by 110 delegates from across New Zealand and Australia.

Key note speakers included Professor Tim Dyson from the London School of Economics, Professor John Taylor from the Australian National University, Dr Yvonne Underhill-Sem from the University of Auckland, and Dr Tahu Kukutai from the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.

Our next conference will be held in 2015.

*2013 Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize*

Congratulations to Xingang Wang for winning the 2013 Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize. Xingang is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Auckland. His winning paper was titled Assimilation, Ethnic Capital, and the Earnings of Immigrants in New Zealand: A Spatial Approach.

The competition is awarded by PANZ for the best essay on a population topic written during a course of university study, and is announced at the PANZ conference. The competition is open to university students throughout the country.

The prize includes $500 from Statistics New Zealand, and publication of the winning essay in the New Zealand Population Review. Winners also receive a years subscription to PANZ.

*Annual General Meeting*

The 39th Annual General Meeting of the Population Association of New Zealand was held at the end of the first day of our conference (Thursday 27 June). At this meeting, the Treasurer updated us on the financial affairs and the new Council was voted in. Click here to access the minutes and here to access Council details.