TPANZ is run by Teachers, not union officials.


- Zero party politics means lower fees for members.

- Workplace issues are resolved in a consultative manner.

- All member issues are completed and not left unresolved.

- Receive an initial response to your issue within one business day.


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 How We Can Help You 

Legal Representation & Industrial Support

Our expert industrial advocate and legal support team are considered to be some of New Zealand's best. We provide industrial support for a variety of workplace issues including  industrial disputes, pay disputes and more.

Legal Representation

Membership for Teachers and Affiliate Options

Only Teachers, Heads of Faculty, Deans and School Leadership may hold the status of Member.

Also, we meet the needs of Teaching Assistants, and all other school and education employees. They may join as affiliates which entitles them to the same legal backup and support services as Members. However, they cannot become a delegate and gain voting rights for the Association.

Teachers Shaking Hands Services

Collective Bargaining & Working Condition Advocacy

  • Skilled negotiation of Collective Agreements.
  • Advocacy on workplace policy, procedures and system change.
  • Advocating for workplace change by applying pressure to governments and employers through the media or political system.
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Zero Party Politics

No member funds can be used for any party-political purpose or to support any political party.

With no class wars to fight, no party political agendas to fulfil, no ideological barrows to push and no exorbitant executive salaries to pay, TPANZ is able to exclusively focus on asserting its members' interests.

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T: (+64) 9870 9182


The Teachers' Professional Association of New Zealand (TPANZ) is a union whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment or professional engagement. No membership fees are used to support any political party, so we are able to source and/or provide representation for all members, on all issues.

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