Celebrating Hadley Wickham’s Success


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 www.otago.ac.nz/nzsa.

For any queries, please email nzsa2019@otago.ac.nz.

Looking forward to seeing you all down here!

Dr. Tilman Davies

Chair, NZSA2019 Organising Committee





Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2020

6 – 10 July 2020

ANZSC 2020 has been announced and will be on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland.

The theme for the 2020 conference is

Modelling Data for a Brighter Future



Name: ANZSC 2020

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: 6-10 July 2020

Expected attendance: 400-500pax



Scam Emails

There have been emails circulating purporting to be from our President Vanessa Cave

and also emails which have not been sent out by the NZ Statistical Association. :

“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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