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, Sharron Hickman, Ngahuia Tahau, Kirsten Rodsgaard-Mathiesen.


• Became an ITOC Partner

Social Events

May: Conference in Auckland

Party: In an Octopus’s Garden Party on board of Explore NZ boat

Highlights from the conference: Prof Paul Moon on the lead up to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi; Prof. John Montgomery on the sustainability of fisheries and the Leigh Research Centre; Guided walking tour of Parnell; visit to the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay.

• Social in Napier


• Conference Party: In an Octopus's Garden

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