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Notices & News

  • The latest NZSA Newsletter is at

    The next newsletter is planned for early 2017.  Contributions and suggestions are very welcome.

    Marie Fitch, Editor

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  • Mathematics in Industry New Zealand (MINZ)

    Victoria University of Wellington, 4-8th July.

    MINZ 2016 flyerThe second annual Mathematics in Industry New Zealand study group (MINZ) is being held at Victoria University of Wellington from the 4-8th July.

    The study group will be chaired by Professor Emeritus Graeme Wake and Professor Mark McGuiness.

    There will be 6 industry challenges to work on throughout the week.

    For more information about the industry challenges, or to register, head to .

    They are keen to have more statisticians involved this year.


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  • 2016 NZSA conference

    27-30, November (hosted by AUT)

    The 2016 NZSA conference will be hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT).    Again it will be held in conjunction with the Operations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ) conference.

    AUT’s city campus


    Sunday 27 Nov – informal evening welcome
    Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 Nov – joint conference

    The co-chairs of the conference organising committee are Priya Parmar ( and Sarah Marshall (

    A facebook group for discussion on the conference has been set up, which you are welcome to join:

    As well as the usual emails, announcements will be made publicly on the twitter account @autbiostats,  using hashtag #nzsa16 for associated tweets (like last year).


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  • Geoff Jowett (Geoffrey Harcourt Jowett)  died peacefully in the presence of members of his family on 18 December, 2015.  He was aged 93.

    Geoff was a life member of the Association.  He arrived in New Zealand in 1964 to take up the chair in statistics at the University of Otago, and after several years moved to the Invermay Agricultural Research Centre to work as head of the biometrics section there.  Many Association members will remember him as an inspiring and entertaining lecturer and speaker, a colleague or mentor and a friend.  He will also be remembered for his work in introducing, in conjunction with another (late) life member, H.S. (Stan) Roberts, statistical education into New Zealand schools.

    Click here for the NZ Statistician article on Geoff on the occasion being made a life member of the NZSA in 1984.

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  • 2015 Conference Photos

    NZSA-ORSNZ 2015

    See photos from the 2015 conference:


    Photo of student talk prize winners: Roy Costilla, Sarah Pirikahu, Shirley Wu (Harmonic Analytics), Anjali Gupta, Maarten Kruijver, Martin Hazelton (NZSA President)


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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