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Entertainment Technology New Zealand

About our association

Who We Are

Entertainment Technology New Zealand (ETNZ) was established in 2002, and the first conference was held at the Auckland Town Hall, 8-11 February 2003. ETNZ was established by a group of industry professionals to bring together and support all (technical) persons involved in the entertainment industry.

Today Entertainment Technology New Zealand is a professional association of entertainment technology industry practitioners. Supporting people involved in the technical aspects of the theatre, event, and entertainment industry. This includes, but is not limited to, technicians, craft persons, and designers. ETNZ provides this support through professional development, advocacy, and safety.

We aim to provide a communication link for the theatre, event, and entertainment technology industry throughout New Zealand. We provide, and assist with facilitating, the sharing of information on entertainment and event technology, health and safety issues, training and qualifications, service providers, suppliers, and personnel. Further to this, we engage with, and maintain relationships with, other theatre, event, and entertainment industry associations in New Zealand and overseas.

We aim to identify the training needs of the theatre, event, and entertainment industry and support interested parties by providing targeted professional development, either directly or in conjunction with other training providers. ETNZ have worked closely with Skills Active Aotearoa, who have lodged formal qualifications for our industry onto the New Zealand Qualification Framework and developed unit standards to meet these qualifications.

ETNZ supported the development of the Guide for Safe Working Practices in the New Zealand Theatre & Entertainment Industry and Safe Rigging Practices for the Entertainment Industry in New Zealand. Both of these documents are freely downloadable, and we encourage their adoption within the industry. Keep an eye on our Resources Page for any new reference guides.

          

Meet The Executive

VICKI COOKSLEY

PRESIDENT

    PHIL SARGENT

    VICE PRESIDENT


    KATHRYN OSBORNE

    MEMBERSHIPS, SECRETARY, TREASURER


      KELLIE DUNLOP

      FRASER FALCONER

      MOLLOY

      ANDREW GIBSON

      RUTHE KENDERDINE

      RICHARD WILTSHIRE

      DALE HENDERSON

      CHRIS BROWNE

      JAMIE BLACKBURN

      Administrator to the Executive Officers:

      Genevieve Poppe


       

      Achievements & Awards

      Eligibility and Applications can be found on our Resources Page

      Life Members

      To recognise individual who have made a significant contributions to ETNZ

       Walter 

      Coleman

      (Deceased)

      Jeremy

      Collins

      (Deceased)

      Wilf

      Conroy

      (Deceased)

      Stephen

      Fairweather

      Hugh

      Kenderdine

       John

      McKay

      Tricia & Stewart

      Macpherson

      Bong

      Wong

      Rob

      Peters

      Graeme

      Philip

      Chris

      McKenzie

       

      Industry Achievement Award Recipients

      To recognise individual who have made a significant contributions to ETNZ

      Jeremy

      Collins

      (Deceased)

      John

      McKay

      Rob

      Peters

      Kathryn

      Osborne

      Shand

      Shelton Ltd

      Rex

      Gilfillan

      Peter

      Frater

      Joe

      Hayes


      100 Production Pin Recipients

      David Bosworth

      Andre Goldsmith

      Steve Crowcroft

      Grant Gilbert

      Allan McShane

      Todd Houston

      Jo Kilgour

      Grant Robertson

      Andrew Malmo

      John Richardson

      Phillip Dexter

      Simon Rayner

      Steve Lloyd

      Robert Hunte

      Vicki Cooksley

      Alistair Cameron

      Mike Farrand

      Kathryn Osborne

      Aaron Chesham

      Richard Wiltshire

      Graeme Anderson

      Chris Browne

      Brendan Hey

      Harry Lilley

        Mandy Perry  


      75 Production Pin Recipients

      Sam Johnston

      Cathy Knowsley

      Gordon Alve

      Helen Beswick


      50 Production Pin Recipients

      Dale Henderson

      Peter Benner

      Mark Betty


      25 Production Pin Recipients

      Caleb Grace

      Andrew Potvin

      Glenn Watts

      James Wood

      Richard Wiltshire

       Molloy

      Spencer Earwaker

      Kellie Dunlop

      Grant Hadley

           

      ETNZ Community Theatre Technical Achievement Award Recipients

      This is an annual award given to MTNZ members. There is both a standard and a Youth Award given annually.

       YearTech Award Tech Award Youth 
       2013

      Jim Monson

      Will Smith

       2015

      Allan Wyatt

      Carolyn Jackson

       2016

      Alistaire Berry

      Callum Reid

       2017

      Brent Smith

      Nathan Hancock

       2018

      Peter McKenzie

      Missy Mooney

       2019

      Brian Kenny

      Isaac Steel

       2020

      Don Gillanders

      Jonty Robinson

       2021

      Susan Andisen

      Andrew McCabe

       2022--  Samantha Boulton
         

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