||The Mission of the Association is to assist the growth of interchange between New Zealand and the United States
through support of educational and research opportunities
between the two countries.
The Association was formed in 2010 as a Charitable New York Not-for-Profit Corporation and has IRS 501 (c) (3) status. It aims to provide a tangible way for friends of both countries to contribute to the relationship, particularly through intellectual development.
ANZA Supports US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum
The American New Zealand Association is pleased to be a Sponsor of the Forum being held this year in Washington from May 19 to May 21. It is organized by the United States | New Zealand Council in Washington DC and its New Zealand counterpart the NZUS Council and centers on a global dialogue involving business and government leaders. Bill Maroni the President of the United States | New Zealand Council in thanking ANZA for its support, noted the contribution will be used for helping to fund the educational activities of the "Future Partners" program. This program held in conjunction with the Forum includes over 40 younger leaders from New Zealand and the United States.
Second ANZA Fulbright Scholarship Awarded
The second ANZA Fulbright Scholarship has been awarded to Ms. Rowan Sprague from the University of Virginia. From February 2014 Rowan will be working with the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University in Canterbury. The Chairman of ANZA Mr. Ian Phillips expressed the Board's pleasure in awarding the scholarship and noted that her work in "Future Farming: Using Ecological Engineering to Enhance Honeybee Efficacy" is a very important field of study and very timely given the declining bee population impact on agriculture worldwide.
This year's ANZA Fulbright Scholar Mr. Matt Hanson from Whitman College is currently completing a Master of Science Degree at the University of Canterbury.
In February ANZA provided a travel grant to Howard Schiffman J.D, LL.M., PhD from New York University to assist his presentation on 'The Maori and The Orange Roughy' which addressed native fishery rights and commercial harvesting, to the Australia New Zealand Studies Association of North America (ANZSANA) annual conference.
In May, a grant was provided to Bryony Gibson-Cornish to perform at the 65th Anniversary celebration for Fulbright New Zealand held in Washington. Bryony is a Fulbright Scholar studying music at The Juilliard School in New York
Vice Chancellor Updates ANZA
In early May the ANZA Chairman and Board Members met in New York with Dr. Rod Carr, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Canterbury. Dr Carr thanked ANZA for its contributions to past programs at the University and updated on the current ANZA funded Outreach Programs and the Quake-Vironomics research project investigating viruses in earthquake contaminated Christchurch water systems.
Dr. Carr provided updates on progress in Christchurch and specifically at the University, including the work being done that has assisted a pleasing rebound in student enrolments after the losses due to the earthquakes.
Craigmore Farms Provides Grant
Craigmore Farms of Canterbury has provided a grant to ANZA to assist a study or research project in the agricultural field. ANZA is currently working with educational institutions and other prospective donors to develop a suitable project.
ANZA Chairman Honored
We are pleased to advise that the Chairman of ANZA Mr. Ian Phillips was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s NZ honors list for his services to New Zealand American relationships.
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ANZA Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund
On February 22, 2011 Christchurch New Zealand was hit by a major earthquake that caused large loss of life and enormous destruction in the city and surrounding areas.
ANZA is actively involved in providing assistance and funding programs to help after the earthquakes in Christchurch.
To see what has been undertaken and how you can contribute to this effort, click here.