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:
- 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.