NZ Statistical Association Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce the upcoming New Zealand Statistical Association Conference (NZSA2019), hosted by the University of Otago at our Dunedin campus and taking place during Otago’s 150th anniversary year.

The main conference activities will take place from Tuesday, 26th November to Thursday 28th November, with an evening welcome session on Monday, 25th November for those who arrive early.

We welcome all academic and industry statisticians, data analysts and practitioners to join us for this event.

Four talented keynote speakers have been confirmed:

  • Prof. Adrian Baddeley (Curtin University);
  • Prof. Martin Hazelton (Massey University/University of Otago);
  • A/Prof. Barbara Holland (University of Tasmania); and
  • A/Prof. Ivy Liu (Victoria University of Wellington).

Our aim is to celebrate statistics of all flavours, in particular given the growing student body at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

In addition to encouraging submission of contributed talks, we hope to schedule a formal poster presentation session given sufficient interest.

This is a particularly good option for practicing statisticians and students alike, providing wall-art for decades to come!

The conference website is now live. Registration and abstract submission is open; costs, important dates and other relevant information can be found at

For any queries, please email

Looking forward to seeing you all down here!

Dr. Tilman Davies

Chair, NZSA2019 Organising Committee


Mathematics in Industry NZ

24-28 June 2019,

University of Auckland Science Centre

Mathematics-in-Industry NZ (MINZ) events offer a collaborative approach to industry problem solving, where mathematical scientists tackle real life problems shared by companies.This week-long intensive period of collaborative brain-storming is a great way of solving problems arising in industry and the environment.

Come join us at University of Auckland Campus to solve interesting and vital industry challenges to help New Zealand businesses innovate and grow.

During the week long MINZ study group you will get to meet and work with fellow mathematicians from NZ and around the world to demonstrate your skills directly to industry representatives.

MINZ events deliver:

  • Methods to solve complex industrial problems
  • Links with mathematical scientists from top universities and national laboratories across the country
  • Access to advanced computing solutions and environments
  • Highly cost effective access to scientific advice
  • Fresh input of new ideas.


Latest Newsletter – January 2019


Scam Emails

There have been emails circulating which have NOT been sent out by the NZ Statistical Association. :

“Thank you very much for your participation in the survey regarding telephone habits in New Zealand.

As we wrote in our study, there were 5 phones up for grabs among the participants and we are happy to tell you that you have been selected.

Get your mobile phone here

Due to a tremendously high interest, we need you to respond quickly through the link above. If no position is taken within two days, the phone is passed to a new selected.”


“Thank you very much for your participation in our study.

In connection with the study, we distributed five mobile phones and it is with great pleasure that we can inform you that you have been chosen.  Retrieve smartphone.”


“I am tied up right now, Can you purchase itunes gift card 6 pieces – $100 each?

I would reimburse you when am through,

Let me know also i would prefer to call you but can’t receive or call at the moment with my line.”



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