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Notices & News

  • Photos from the NZSA-ORSNZ 2016 conference are available on flickr.


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  • R Meet Up

    Thursday, 8st Dec 2016, The University of Auckland

    R Meet Up

    Date and Time:
    17:00 ~ 19:00
    Thursday, 8st Dec 2016

    Room G01 (SLT1),
    Building 303 Science Building
    38 Princes Street, The University of Auckland

    Presentation 17:00~18:00

    Presenter:       Ivan Rivera
    Topic:                Anatomy of Text
    Duration:        ~30 minutes
    Abstract:     A brief overview of basic principles behind text analytics and a closer look at a number of popular NLP techniques.

    Presenter:       Dr. John Graves
    Topic:               Tensorflow for R in the Cloud
    Duration:        ~30 minutes
    Abstract:       Google’s Tensorflow ( has now been wrapped by the Tensorflow library from RStudio ( Google Cloud Machine Learning ( allows you to stand up an instance of Tensorflow in the cloud. This talk pulls these capabilities together to show how you can train your own Tensorflow Deep Learning models using just your web browser and R code.

    Networking 18:00~19:00

    Refreshments will be provided after the presentation. Thanks to our sponsors: NZSA and Harmonic Analytics Ltd

    Transportation,Car Park:

    • Paid off-street parking available on Princes Street
    • Bus stop on Alfred Street (in front of the Library). Please visit AT Page for public transport.

    Enter the 303 building and look for signs advertising “Meetup”.

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  • Congratulations Emeritus Professor Alastair Scott

    The Royal Society of New Zealand 2016 Research Honours

    The RSNZ has awarded the Jones Medal to Emeritus Professor Alastair Scott FRSNZ (University of Auckland) for his lifetime contribution to statistics.   Alastair’s  career in statistics  has spanned over 50 years during which he’s contributed “through path-breaking research in survey sampling and biostatistics, and through service to the wider statistical profession in academia, government, and society.” For more details, see:


    Alastair Scott, RSNZ Jones Medal Recipient, 2016

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  • 2016 Annual General Meeting

    5:10pm on Tuesday 29 November at Auckland University of Technology

    Dear NZSA Member,

    The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Statistical Association will be held from 5:10pm on Tuesday 29 November at Auckland University of Technology in Room WG403, WG Building, AUT City Campus.  A copy of the Agenda is available here.

    This is during the NZSA conference at the conference venue. However you need not be registered for the conference to attend the AGM.  A copy of the minutes from the last AGM is available at:

    Reports from the various NZSA officeholders and committees are becoming available at:

    This AGM will include election of a new slate of officers. For more information on the role of the AGM, the NZSA committees, and  elections, see the NZSA constitution:

    and polices:

    I look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting. Please email any apologies to me directly.

    Best wishes,

    John Haywood
    NZSA Secretary

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  • Liz Viggers: 1929-2016

    A Life Story - Elizabeth Viggers, fundraiser extraordinaire, dies, 87

    Liz Viggers was a long-standing member of the NZ Statistical Association from 1962-2010.   An article on Liz appeared in the Dominion Post on 10 Sept, 2016.


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Young Statisticians

Courtney Jones, from the NZTA, is the Young Statistician’s Representative.

Visit the Young Statistician’s page for more details.

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 24th May 2016