A Branch of the Society was established in Wellington in 1946, and meetings were subsequently held on an occasional basis. Following correspondence with the Society in London, the New Zealand Division was formed on 1 January 1949. The first Divisional Council meeting was held on 8 February of that year. The New Zealand Division is an incorporated society operating independently, but within the Charter and bylaws of the main society. The Division is governed by an elected Council, and operates to rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand.
Branches of the new Division were established in Canterbury, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland in 1949, Hamilton in 1972, and then followed by the establishment of a Branch in Blenheim.
New Zealand Division 2014
Each year the New Zealand Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society presents a symposium on subjects of interest to the aviation community in New Zealand and the Pacific region. This year the symposium titled “Flying in Formation” relates to Industry and Government working together to deliver continuing prosperity and security for New Zealand.
The symposium will hear from a wide variety of speakers who will cover a range of aviation topics including: -
- What is their organisation / company doing to contribute to prosperity / security
- What are the three greatest challenges that they currently face
- What are the three top things government and / or industry can do to
help grow aviation’s contribution to New Zealand’s economy / future.
Following the symposium the Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner in association with New Zealand Aeronautical Trusts will be held at the James Cook Hotel. New Fellows will be acknowledged and welcomed to the Society on the evening.
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