The New Zealand Statistical Association

Welcome to the New Zealand Statistical Association‘s website. 


NZSA Newsletter 87 (July 2022) is available now. It can be read here.


The 2022 NZSA UnConference will be held 22-23 November at the University of Auckland. It is intended to provide members of the New Zealand Statistical Association a chance to meet up, share ideas, and statistical expertise in a conference-like setting—for free. We make this distinction because the UnConference will be unconventional, in that it will not be exactly like our regular annual conference. The event will include talks, the usual presentation of NZSA Awards, and the Annual General Meeting of the Society. You can now register at: http://unconference.nz.

We plan to give out a number of travel awards to student members who are presenting at the conference. Details are on the unConference website.


The NZSA Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the Association’s awards for 2022.  The list of awards is:

Campbell Award: This award recognises an individual’s sustained contribution to the promotion and development of statistics.

Jean Thompson Award: This award recognizes excellence in the application of statistics in New Zealand industry.

Littlejohn Research Award: This award recognizes excellence in research, based on publications during the five calendar years preceding the date of the award.

Worsley Early Career Research Award: This award recognizes outstanding recent published research from a New Zealand statistician in the early stages of their career.

Regulations, including details of the nomination requirements can be found on the webpages linked above.  Lists of previous winners can also be found from these links. Nominations should be sent to Matthew Schofield, Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee, by email.  The closing date for nominations in 2022 is Friday 30 September.


The NZSA Mentoring Programme was launched in March 2022 with a webinar which was attended by over 60 NZSA members.

The first cohort of the mentoring programme is running from May–Oct 2022 and involves 14 mentor/mentee pairs. Participants expressed interest in being involved by completing a short survey with pairings being communicated in April.

More information about the ongoing programme can be found here.

If you have any questions, or to express interest in being involved in a future cohort of the mentoring programme, please email Lisa Thomasen.