2012

Committee

Vera Huehn (Chairperson), Wilhelm Lehmberg (Vice-Chair), Lu Tyree (Secretary), Sharron Hickman (Membership Secretary), Dianne Stanford (Treasurer), Martina Schmidt (Webmaster) and Tine Becker and Steven Withell as ordinary committee members.


Achievements/Goals

• DOC Concession and Health and Safety Plan


Social Events

May: Conference in Nelson

Speakers: Lynda Keene (Nelson/Tasman Tourism), Mike Joy ( Massey University Palmerston North), Rene Aukens (Intro to NZ's Nightsky), Paul Wopereis (Geology of the Top of the South Island), Adrian Humphries (Toastmaster)

Highlights from the conference: PBoulder Bank a phenomenon made by nature, At WOW (The World of Wearable Arts), the German settlement of Upper Moutere to Easton Apple Orchard, the Townshend Micro Beer Brewery and a Seyfried's vineyard.


• Committee

2012


• Christmas Party

2012-Xmas


• Ferry ride to Boulder Island, Nelson Conference

2012-Ferry

2011

Committee

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.


Achievements/Goals

• 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

2011


• Conference Party: In an Octopus's Garden

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2009

Committee

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.


Achievements/Goals

• 100 Members reached!
•Started the PG calendar so guides can meet while on tour in evenings or on days off
• Article in BCA magazine about tour guides and their challenges
•Ongoing dialogue with Immigration NZ regarding illegal guides and driver/guides from overseas
•We came up with a new model for the DoC Concession and continued our discussions with them
• Achieved goal and doubled Membership


Social Events

June: Conference in Auckland

Party:Black Light Party

Highlights from the conference: Dr Darren Gravely - Volcanology 101, MOTAT visit, Communications workshop, Sculpture walk in Domain, Big Picture in Fish Market

November: Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland

2010

Committee

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.


Achievements/Goals

• 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

2010

2010


• Polynesia Party Conference

2010-BBQ


• 5 December 2010 Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland

2010-BBQ

2008

Committee

Claudia Duffy (Chairperson), Matthias Schellhorn (Vice-Chair), Jutta Blank (Membership Secretary), Mark Middleton (Treasurer), Vernon Reid (Secretary), Birgit Aikman, Lu Tyree, Tine Becker, Didier Bodin, Clark Pollitt, Jack Clyne.


Achievements/Goals

• Wrote up some minimum guidelines for being a tour guide in NZ
• Started Google PG forum
• Started a membership swap arrangement with Interpretation NZ
• Started looking into a Public Liability Insurance Scheme for our members
• $4 AirBus Deal in Auckland


Social Events

May: Conference in Christchurch

Party: Wildlife

Speakers: Susanne Becken – Lincoln University, Dennis Robertson – LTNZ

Industry panel: Geoff Gabites – Adventure South, Juergen Thiele – C&E Tours, Russell Schofield – Johnston Coachlines, Mike Tamaki – Tamaki Heritage Group.

November: Annual X-mas BBQ in Auckland


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