Event Calendar

Dates for the Diary

  • 13 November, observers who wish to attend 20 November meeting to contact the BANZAT Secretary by this date, email mailto:secretary@banzat.org.nz.
  • 20 November, 12:30pm, BANZAT Meeting 43, Homai Campus, BLENNZ, 2 McVilly Road, Manurewa.
  • 4 January 2019, 210 years since 4 January 1809, the birthday of Louis Braille.
  • 5 March, observers who wish to attend 12 March meeting to contact the BANZAT Secretary by this date, email mailto:secretary@banzat.org.nz.
  • 12 March, 12:30pm, BANZAT Meeting 44, Awhina House, Blind Foundation, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell.
  • 4 May – 7 May, Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, Brisbane.
  • 4 June, observers who wish to attend 11 June meeting to contact the BANZAT Secretary by this date, email mailto:secretary@banzat.org.nz.
  • 11 June, 12:30pm, BANZAT Meeting 45, Homai Campus, BLENNZ, 2 McVilly Road, Manurewa.
  • 5 August, call to sit the 2019 Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in Unified English Braille.
  • 2 September, applications close to sit the 2019 Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in Unified English Braille.
  • 3 September, observers who wish to attend meetings on 10 September to contact the BANZAT Secretary by this date, email mailto:secretary@banzat.org.nz.
  • 10 September, 12:30pm, BANZAT meeting 46, followed at 3:00pm by Annual General Meeting 47, Awhina House, Blind Foundation, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell.
  • 12 November, observers who wish to attend 19 November meeting to contact the BANZAT Secretary by this date, email mailto:secretary@banzat.org.nz.
  • 19 November, 12:30pm, BANZAT Meeting 48, Homai Campus, BLENNZ, 2 McVilly Road, Manurewa.

Historic Dates

  • 1989, The Braille Authority of New Zealand was established.
  • 1994, The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind became an associate member of the Braille Authority of North America. In 2016 BANZAT did not seek ongoing associate membership for financial reasons.
  • 29 November 2005, New Zealand adopted Unified English Braille by unanimous resolution of the Braille Authority of New Zealand.
  • 10 August 2010, Meeting 1 of the Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT).
  • 13 September 2011, Meeting 7, BANZAT first Annual General Meeting.
  • 18 September 2012, Meeting 12, BANZAT second Annual General Meeting.
  • 17 September 2013, Meeting 17, BANZAT third Annual General Meeting and launch of the Hall of Honour.
  • 9 September 2014, Meeting 22, BANZAT Fourth Annual General Meeting.
  • 30 June 2015, the first round of applications closed for accreditation as an individual braille producer working in New Zealand.
  • 8 September 2015, Meeting 27, BANZAT Fifth Annual General Meeting, and launch of Policy 7 Accreditation of Braille Producers Working in New Zealand.
  • 6 September 2016, Meeting 32, BANZAT Sixth Annual General Meeting, with launch of pamphlet “Braille Producer Accreditation Information”.
  • 5 September 2017, Meeting 37, BANZAT Seventh Annual General Meeting.

Last updated 29 October 2018