Latest NZSA Newsletter – August 2020

NZSA UnConference 2020 – University of Auckland 24-25 November 2020

The unfortunate events surround COVID-19 have meant that those NZSA members who were planning to attend our joint meeting with the SSA on the Gold Coast this July were unable to do so in person.

Therefore the NZSA will run a mini conference on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November 2020 at the University of Auckland.

The Conference is only be for NZSA members, and Registrations are now closed.

The AGM will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday 24th November at lunchtime.

The Agenda and Reports can be found at

The Minutes and Financial Report from 2019 can be found at

Webinar/lecture – From sea snails to right whales: a walk on the wild side of statistics

Inaugural lecture by Professor Rachel Fewster, Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland, 30 November 2020

Statistics is all about making sense of data. The ecological sciences are a statistician’s paradise, continually generating new types of data that need to be made sense of, due to a surge in innovative technologies for studying the populations and behaviour of wild animals.

The old ANZSTAT mail list has now been replaced by ANZSTAT discussion forum, hosted by the Statistical Society of Australia. This is a great place to connect with the statistical community, to have interesting discussions, and advise of jobs vacancies or upcoming events. You can join the forum here  There is also a nice YouTube video with sign-up instructions here:

The theme is

Modelling Data for a Brighter Future


Name: ANZSC 2021

Venue: Virtual conference

Dates: 5 – 9 July 2021





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