ProGuides New Zealand is the not-for-profit association
of professional tour guides and driver guides in New Zealand

Our mission is to raise the profile of the profession of tour guides whilst maintaining our high standards
of work and customer service in consideration of New Zealand as a tourist destination.


Our organisation promotes professional excellence and sustainable care for New Zealand as a tourist destination. In joining ProGuides you will have a voice – through an organisation with well-established networks and industry relations such as Service IQ, Departement of Conservation - DOC, Tourism Industry Association - TIA and Tourism Export Council.

ProGuides is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) which is an affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and an official partner of UNESCO.




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Claudia Duffy (Chairperson), Wilhelm Lehmberg (Vice-Chair), Lu Tyree (Secretary), Siegrun Koop (Treasurer), Jutta Blank (Membership Secretary), Birgit Aikman, Tine Becker, Didier Bodin, Clark Pollitt, Sharron Hickman.


• Started a PG Facebook Page

Social Events

May: Conference in Christchurch

Party: Polynesian Party

Highlights from the conference: John Key, PM and Minister of Tourism attended, Paul Yeo, CEO ITOC confirmed a proposed MoU between both associations will go ahead, Walking tour of Lyttelton, Visit Kaiapoi Pa, Keith Woodford about A1/A2 milk, bike riding through Christchurch

September: Social in Rotorua

December: Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland

• 14-16 May 2010 Conference in Christchurch



• Polynesia Party Conference


• 5 December 2010 Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland