New Zealand

 

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Kia ora! 

Welcome to the Democrats Abroad New Zealand page.  We are the official country committee for American Democrats living in New Zealand.  Here you will find information about our upcoming events across the country and how to contact the DANZ Executive Committee.

Feel free to get in touch with any of us if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to meet up for a cuppa.

Please send press inquiries here.

Don't forget to join DANZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DemsAbroadNZ!

Cheers!

Michael Haught, Chair
Democrats Abroad New Zealand
Info-New-Zealand@democratsabroad.org

 

DA New Zealand Leadership:

Michael Haught
| Chairperson, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
Bette Flagler
| Vice Chairperson, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
Christine Valverde
| Secretary-Treasurer, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
Taufiq Choudhury
| Legal Counsel, Democrats Abroad New Zealand
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  • News

    Voter Registrationi Movie Nights

    The New Zealand International Film Festival is in full swing, and we're starting voter registration drives at showings of RBG.  We''ll be in Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Tauranga and more!  So, keep an eye out for us when you go to the movies.  Here's a link to a showing of RBG in Wellington.  You can find your city, dates and showtimes there as well.  https://www.nziff.co.nz/2018/wellington/rbg/


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    Congratulations to Bette Flagler, our new Vice Chair

    Bette Flagler was born and raised north of Chicago.  She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her master of science degree from the University of California, Davis.  She worked for approximately 12 years in the San Francisco Bay Area in human fertility and then cast off the dock lines and sailed south, spending just over two years sailing in Mexico and across the Pacific, arriving in New Zealand in October 1999. After traveling around the country for many months, she worked in tourism on the South Island and was a kayak, mountain bike, and tramping guide while developing her science and business writing skills. She now edits and publishes magazines for membership organizations. Bette was one of the organizers for the Women’s March Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Bette lives in Palmerston North with her husband, Steve Maharey, and dog Hazel. They are a political couple – Steve was a Labour MP for 18 years and a senior cabinet minister for nine in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand, holding a wide range of portfolios.


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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, April 15, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Mexicali Fresh Princes Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand

    Demystifying FBAR + FATCA (and a quick AGM) - Auckland

     

    Come along, grab a taco, a Corona and a lime and learn all about our least favourite F-words. Speakers include David Tzimenakis and Tony Eaton from US Global Tax. David and Tony are expatriate tax specialists and know all there is to know about what FATCA and FBAR mean to you! Check out their bios and services at https://usglobaltax.com/

    Following their presentation DANZ will hold an efficient, exciting and entertaining AGM where we will elect the 2019-2021 officers. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

    Kick off at 5.30 pm to buy your dinner and drinks.
    Presentation begins at 6.30. AGM to immediately follow.

    Please note: the AGM is for members only but the presentation is open to the public

    Monday, April 15, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Hashigo Zake in Wellington, New Zealand

    Demystifying FBAR + FATCA (and a quick AGM) - Wellington

    Come along, grab something to eat and a craft beer and learn all about our least favourite F-words. Speakers include David Tzimenakis and Tony Eaton from US Global Tax. David and Tony are expatriate tax specialists and know all there is to know about what FATCA and FBAR mean to you! Check out their bios and services at https://usglobaltax.com/

    Following their presentation DANZ will hold an efficient, exciting and entertaining AGM where we will elect the 2019-2021 officers. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

    Kick off at 5.30 pm to buy your dinner and drinks.
    Presentation begins at 6.30. AGM to immediately follow.

    Please note: the AGM is for members only but the presentation is open to the public.