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

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


Annual Cadet Levy

At its meeting on the 26th of October 2022 the Management Committee determined that the Cadet Levy for the 2024 year (to be invoiced in August/September 2023) would be a Branch Levy of $100.00 and an individual Cadet Levy of $15.00 per cadet based on average cadet numbers as reported by Cadet Forces for the June 2022 to July 2023 year.  Thank you almost all Branches have now paid.  

Updated 6 November 2023

2023 Sainsbury Awards

At the July Management Committee meeting the following grants from the Sainsbury Trust disbursement were approved:

No 8 (City of New Plymouth) Sqn ATC             Cromebooks                   $1,347
No 16 (City of Tauranga) Sqn ATC                    Radios                               $  681
No 23 (Nelson) Sqn ATC                                     Drones                             $2,000
No 30 (Hobsonville) Sqn ATC                            Carpet                               $3,500
No 30 (Hobsonville) Sqn ATC                             Sports Equipment          $1,700
No 49 (District of Kapiti) Sqn ATC                     Carpet                               $2,300

Updated 30 September 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