This page contains current news items and a link to our earlier newsletters.

2024 Sainsbury Awards

Applications for the 2024 Sainsbury Awards close on 31 March 2024.   Information on the Sainsbury Awards can be found under the Resources Tab.  

Updated 12 February 2024

Accounts Reporting:  End of Financial Year 31 Dec 2023

Each year Branches must provide financial reports, detailing their accounts for the year, to the Management Committee. 

The accounts reporting requirements for the year ending 31 December 2023 have just been finalised and can be found here.  The delay in promulgating these is regretted but is due to delays in receiving the necessary information to enable the completion of the review of the 2022 accounts.  It is hoped that the new format in the form of a checklist will be easier to follow and more user friendly.  

Updated  16 February 2024

Public Liability Insurance

The  ATCANZ Public Liability Policy and has now been extended to include Public Liability for Property Owners within ATCANZ, that is essentially those who own their own buildings. 

Updated 13 Novemeber 2023



At its meeting on the 18 October 2023 the Management Committee agreed that the Crombie and Lockwood ATCANZ National Insurance scheme be adopted as the preferred material damage contents insurance scheme for ATCANZ Branches.  This is not a compulsory scheme, but one that will allow Branches to choose to be part of a large national scheme that will enjoy the benefits of scale and bring cheaper insurance costs.  Further information and details of the scheme can be found on the Insurance page under the Resources tab.  

Updated 24 October 2023


Chief of Air Staff Commendation 

At the National Council (AGM) in May Tristan Will, a member of the Management Committee, was presented with a Chief of Air Force Commendation by the Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Andrew Clark.  The significant award was made in recognition for Tristan’s tireless work to introduce and implement Xero financial management across the ATCANZ organisation. 

Updated 9 October 2023


Google Workspace

Google has made its Workspace suite available free for non-profits and ATCANZ has taken advantage of this via our Domain “”.  You can find out all about Google Workspace using this link.

Access to our Workspace is via a login to our Domain in the form of “[user]@”.  User will be in the form “[Branch No.]chairperson@”, “[Branch No.]secretary@” or “[Branch No.]treasurer@”.  

Our Workspace is available to all our Branches.  If your Branch would like to make use of this capability contact the General Secretary.

Posted 27 July 2022 1100


What is Techsoup?   TechSoup New Zealand is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation committed to building stronger communities through technology.  Since 2007, a growing list of leading tech companies have partnered with TechSoup New Zealand to support the New Zealand charity sector with donated and discounted IT products, online learning and specialised consulting services.

TechSoup New Zealand’s program is free to join and free to access. Our membership of over 30,000 not for profits rely on us to supply them with best-in-market prices on IT hardware, software, and training services. They look to us as a source of authority on IT solutions to increase their social impact.

In November 2018, TechSoup New Zealand joined forces with Infoxchange. With 150 staff across Australia and New Zealand, we are the region’s leading not-for-profit dedicated to using technology to improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and the organisations that support them.

ATCANZ Branches can join TechSoup at no cost using our ATCANZ Charities Registration Number which can be obtained from the General Secretary on request.

Posted 28 April 2022 1731

Branch Contact Details

Our Rules require Branches to provide the Management Committee with regular updates of Membership and Officer details.  You can find all the Membership requirements here.  You can find out about the Officer contact requirements here.

Updated 17 April 2023 0700