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  • 7 Jan 2023 10:46 | Anonymous

    ETNZ will start testing the membership renewals  side of the new website from today.

  • 10 Jul 2022 18:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AGM Held today at Te Pae in Christchurch


  • 1 Feb 2022 16:45 | Anonymous

    Thank you to all who contributed to our survey last week. Your responses were extremely helpful and have been used in our advocacy to the government via the letter and summary below.

    Our findings show the estimated loss of revenue resultant from postponements or cancellations due to the move to RED for the period 24 January - 1 May 2022 is estimated at 85% of the revenue for our respondents over this period. For our respondents, this equates to an estimated $40 million loss.

    ETNZ COVID 19 Omicron Summary PUBLISHED 2022-01-31

    2022-02-01 Letter ETNZ COVID 19 Omicron RED Survey

  • 27 Jan 2022 16:49 | Anonymous

    In response to the change to Red setting, ETNZ has sent the following letter to bring to the attention of Ministers the impact this has on our membership and the wider event and entertainment sector. Our aim is to discuss and develop strategies with Government to ensure our sector is supported through this stage of the pandemic.

    2022-01-27 Letter ETNZ COVID 19 Omicron RED

    Please take the time to support our advocacy by providing data in this short survey to use in our next communications with Government. The survey will close on the 28th of January.

  • 21 Nov 2020 15:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Facility Operations Apprenticeship is for people who are building their career to take the lead in a facility operations role within an indoor or outdoor sport, arts, entertainment or recreation venue or facility.

    To successfully achieve this apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a sport, art, entertainment or recreation workplace for at least a 12 month period. You may already be in a facility supervision role or your workplace has identified this as part of your development pathway.

    This programme will take up to 2 years to complete 120 credits, and has a mixture of written and practical tasks (projects). These are completed and assessed online in Skills Activator – Skills Active’s learning management system. Most people will receive their training through their workplace. There will be some webinars, reference links, and learning support information online within Skills Activator that can help you.

    To read more on this new qualification, visit the Skills Active web page, and remember: Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government’s Targeted Training Fund.

  • 5 Oct 2020 16:16 | Anonymous

    The journey we began in March of this year has now come to an end, and we would like to thank all those who volunteered their time and energy to make this possible. In addition to 101 scholarships awarded, this initiative included 12 two-day workshops over the course of 3 months throughout the country to support those undertaking to complete the Level 3 qualification. This would not have been possible without assessors and facilitators donating their time and knowledge, venues donating their spaces, and the goodwill of one extremely generous donor.

    Here are a few quick numbers to illustrate the success of the workshops:

    • 152 participants attended the workshops
    • 70 of those participants were scholarship recipients
    • 19 industry practitioners acted as workshop facilitators
    • 12 venues generously donated space and support

    The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with calls for additional workshops in the future:

    • Being in a room with other like-minded people talking and learning about the things we are passionate about.
    • I enjoyed the way the facilitators were able to draw information out of people in a very encouraging way. I learnt so much especially gaining an appreciation for other areas involved.
    • Really enjoyed learning about H&S in a way that broke it down simply and made it easy to understand.
    • Friendly and engaging tutors, all very helpful and passionate about assisting the attendees to the end goal.
    • The facilitators are clearly very passionate about our industry which made the sessions fun and engaging.
    • This workshop has given me the chance to expand my career in the event industry.
    • I would like to show my personal appreciation to those facilitating the workshop, great people with the future of the industry at heart.
    • Thank you can’t wait for the next course.

    We fully appreciate that most of us are struggling through the effects of this pandemic and it is truly heartwarming to see how everyone has chipped in to donate time, venues, and knowledge despite the situation. Over the coming months, keep an eye on our social media for stories on the experiences of our scholarship recipients.

  • 26 Jun 2020 16:20 | Anonymous

    ETNZ has now awarded all 100 COVID-19 Scholarships for the New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Operations, Level 3.

    The scholarship, combined with additional enrolments, means we will have around 130 people participating in this qualification and the associated workshops.

    A small team from ETNZ is now working through a series of regional workshops to provide training for the Level 3 Qualification. These workshops are designed to work through the material required to attain Level 3. Whilst attending this workshop is not a requirement of attaining the Level 3 Qualification, we invited scholarship recipients and others enrolled in the Level 3 Qualification to attend.

    ETNZ would like to thank the generosity of the venues, industry practitioners, companies, and assessors that have come on board to assist us in providing these workshops to support these scholarship recipients and other trainees on their qualification journey.

    We have now held the first two workshops in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal and in Auckland at Q Theatre and ASB Waterfront Theatre. The highly positive feedback from all involved clearly demonstrated the value of partaking in this group session to work through the assessment workbook. There will be a further 9 workshop sessions covering Wellington, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Southland, and Dunedin over the next two months. There are still places available at the workshops for those enrolled in the Level 3 qualification.

    Contact Vicki Cooksley, ETNZ President (, or Rob Peters ( for further information.

    ETNZ Level 3 Workshop Dates:

    Dates City
    Sat/Sun 4&5 July Wellington
    Sat/Sun 18&19 July Tauranga
    Sat/Sun 25&26 July Gisborne
    Wed/Thu 29&30 July Napier
    Sat/Sun 1&2 Aug Hastings
    Sat/Sun 8&9 Aug New Plymouth
    Sat/Sun 15&16 Aug Palmerston Nth
    Sat/Sun 22&23 Aug Southland
    Sat/Sun 29&30 Aug Dunedin

  • 18 Apr 2020 16:21 | Anonymous

    At our 2019 conference ETNZ had the pleasure of welcoming the Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage, and our Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, to speak to our membership on her appreciation for our industry.

    You can watch a video of the session here, or read over the transcript below.

    ETNZ 2019 Conference Session Transcript Celebrating the Industry 26 June 2019.pdf

  • 14 Apr 2020 16:13 | Anonymous

    In these unprecedented times ETNZ has been looking at ways to help the industry. ETNZ recognises the need to retain and keep engaged the Entertainment and Event Technology workforce. One way we have committed to doing this is by offering Scholarships in the NZ Certificate in Entertainment and Event Operations, Level 3. This Scholarship will cover the cost of the qualification and the assessment.

    ETNZ would like to thank those assessors that have waived the assessment fee in exchange for a donation per assessment carried out to enable us to offer these one hundred Scholarships.

    ETNZ would also like to thank an anonymous donor and the former association NZATT, who gifted us these funds. They have been held in a trust for training, which we have released to make the offer of these Scholarships possible.

    In addition to the Scholarships, ETNZ will offer a series of regional workshops delivered through venues to provide training for the Level 3 Qualification. These workshops are designed to work through all the material required to attain Level 3. Whilst attending this workshop is not a requirement, neither of receiving the Scholarship nor attaining the Level 3 Qualification, we invite candidates to indicate in their application whether they would like to attend a workshop.

    “In response to your survey feedback, and acknowledging we are in unprecedented and uncertain times, we recognised a need to support the industry. One of the ways we can do this is by offering these opportunities to upskill while we all wait for the industry to restart. This is just one small way in which we can offer support to the industry. We are listening and trying to find ways within our means to support you.”
    Vicki Cooksley, ETNZ President

    The ETNZ executive continue to explore further ways to support the industry through this time.

    How do I apply?
    Follow this link to a simple form:
    Application Form
    ETNZ will be holding two rounds of applications initially. These close on the 17th of April, and the 24th of April. This is to enable trainees to get up and running as soon as possible. A third round will be closing the 1st of May.

    Will I be required to give anything back?
    Yes; we would request that at the completion of your qualification you provide a short summary of your experience, and how you will use this qualification, that can be published in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. This will be due once the qualification is completed.

    Terms and Conditions

    • You agree once successful with your Scholarship application to commit to this qualification and to complete it.
    • You agree to provide a summary of your experience to ETNZ at the completion of the qualification.
    • You agree to ETNZ using your name and image as a successful scholarship recipient within its media channels.
    • You will need to meet Skills Active training agreement requirements.

    If you have any questions, please email

    Sincerest thanks for your continued support,
    Entertainment Technology New Zealand

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