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Newsletter 86 – December 2023

Newsletter 86 – December 2023

From David Loe, President.

It is nearly 18 months since the publication of the last newsletter from NZPF and I wanted to bring you up to date with the latest news after the AGM in mid-December and ensure that you know what’s going on in 2024 in time for Society secretaries to circulate information to their members at the start of 2024.

Annual General Meeting of NZPF

We have quite a few new faces around the ‘table’.
David Loe (Nelson), has taken over from Stephen Chivers, who has been the president since 2016.

Even more of a wrench, Bob Gibson (Wellington) resigned as secretary immediately prior to the AGM after 16 years and Jeff Long (Christchurch) has stepped into the role.

Anna Whitehead (Wellington) took over from Leigh Gravestock in the treasurer position halfway through the year.

One of the Northern Region delegates is now Elizabeth Rogerson (Whangarei) having taken over from Denise Rosenfeldt (Auckland), Denise having done her ‘stint’ of 2 years in the role.

Leigh also resigned her role as central region delegate, so we are now on the search for a new delegate in her place.

To all the outgoing office holders and delegates, a huge vote of thanks. The last few years have been especially burdensome dealing with COVID and a multiplicity of resulting challenges, not the least being rescheduling of major exhibitions that you have all been heavily involved in.

Thank you for your time, dedication and effort.

A full set of AGM minutes has been sent to member societies.

Going Forward

It is a little early to say what our ‘mission’ is going forward.

While I attended a strategy workshop the Federation held in the middle of the year and therefore know what we said then, the delegates and […]

Newsletter 85 – August 2022

Stephen says –

Having now been able to travel offshore, I was fortunate enough to be able to fulfil my duties as Commissioner at CAPEX 2022 9 – 12 June in Toronto, Canada. Refer to my report later in the newsletter.

Global Supply Chain

Air carriers are now setting dates for their return to New Zealand skies, but with increased costs needing to be recovered, this has impacted the price of postage with international outbound letters and parcels increasing from 1 July – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/about-us/july2022#international-outbound

The number of countries the New Zealand Post is unable to provide service to, or receive from continues to decline – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updates#sending and https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updates#receiving

NZPF Awards 2022

Unfortunately, by the time nominations were due – 30 June – we had not received any nominations.  We are sure there are people out there who justify an award and we want to ensure we recognise them.  As a result, the executive has agreed to extend the nomination period.  The closing date for submissions of nominations for Federation awards for 2022 is now 31 October 2022. The criteria for the various awards presented by Federation can be found on the NZPF website as well as   nomination forms.  Check https://nzpf.org.nz/about-us/philatelic-awards/

Federation Meetings

The 74th Annual General Meeting is due to take place at WPS100 on Saturday 12 November, with an Executive Meeting taking place by ZOOM on the following Saturday 19 November. If you have anything that you would like raised, please contact your regional delegate or myself at the email address below.

I can be contacted by email at any time —[email protected]

Stephen Chivers, President

Incorporated Societies Act

Further to the December 2021 newsletter, The Incorporated Societies Bill, which is designed “to […]

Newsletter 84 – April 2022

Stephen says –

Here we are, three months of the year having gone already and our first quarterly executive meeting behind us.
The COVID journey carries us forward into 2022 and now with us operating under the traffic light system we have all had to adapt to further changes, as from 14 April with the changes to the Orange traffic light that we are operating under.
The key changes operating at Orange being –
• There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.
• You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors, other face mark rules remain unchanged.
All of the country is at Orange, so it is useful to be reminded of the Key points to keep ourselves safe – https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/

Global Supply Chain

Despite plans for opening up the borders to international travel and an increase in flights, there are still some 40 countries where NZ Post is unable to provide service to – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contactsupport/international-delivery-updates#sending, including Russia and Ukraine and almost the same number of countries not sending to New Zealand – https://www.nzpost.co.nz/contact-support/international-delivery-updatesUreceiving

Royalpex 2021

Even with the deferring of Royalpex 2021 until February 2022, COVID-19 still didn’t play ball which led to the exhibition being held as a judging only event, closed to the public. New Zealand Post continued to provide their major sponsorship with the printing of the programme and supply of miniature sheets for souvenirs. Refer to the report later in the newsletter. A copy of their final newsletter No 4 is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2eX5hxUAw5aOkxe799BPSP8H09g1Vc/view?usp=sharing

Federation Meetings

Unfortunately, the special meeting intended to be held in conjunction with Royalpex on 26 February didn’t take […]

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