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

*PANZ Turns 40!!*

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the New Zealand Demographic Society, which was renamed the Population Association of New Zealand in 1990. The PANZ Council reckon that’s a great reason have a party. To that end we are holding a free event on the afternoon of 17 July and all past, present and future Association members are invited to join us. The afternoon’s events will include reflections on the last 40 years and a special presentation on the Royal Society of New Zealand’s ‘Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti’ project.

When: Thursday 17 July 2014.
Proceedings are from 1 to 5 pm, followed by drinks and nibbles
Where: Royal Society of New Zealand buildings, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

RSVP is essential – please contact our Secretary by 9 July 2014.

*40th AGM also coming up*

The 40th PANZ Annual General meeting will be held on 17 July at 4.15pm, to coincide with the 40th birthday celebration. It is our delight to also announce that the Council have received nominations for two long-standing supporters of the Association, Dr. Ruth Farmer and Dr. Janet Sceats to receive life membership. Both Janet and Ruth will be at the AGM in person to receive their life memberships.

All current Association members are encouraged to attend the AGM. An agenda and list of nominations for the 2014/15 Council will be distributed via email and uploaded to this website shortly.

*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.