The New Zealand Association of Gerontology was established as a not-for-profit organisation twenty-five years ago.

We are a multidisciplinary organisation committed to understanding ageing and promoting the interests of older people and an affiliated member of IAGG – the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Our aims are to promote study and quality research on ageing, to encourage age-related training and continuing education, to stimulate debate and action on improving the wellbeing of older people, to actively contribute to public discussion and policy on ageing and to provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas.

We have regional hubs situated in Auckland/Northland, Waikato, Lower North Island and South Island.

  • Members within defined geographic areas form local networks to share knowledge, disseminate research findings, organise local meetings.
  • Local interests nurtured in line with NZAG objectives.
  • Link to NZAG Executive through hub representative.
  • Responsible for regional spending subject to approval of regional budget.
  • Funding and all accounting conducted by NZAG.

Roles and responsibilities of the Executive Committee

  • Sets strategic direction; responsible for operational goals/plans & budget.
  • Allocates tasks according to portfolios:
    • finance
    • governance
    • policy and strategic relations
    • marketing and communication
    • education and research
  • Communicates internally primarily by email and two-monthly teleconference meetings.
  • Operates under one Constitution for NZAG.
  • Allocates regional hub activity funding subject to budget approval.


Find out more about our Executive Committee >