This Timeline is a guide from the NZLA to support councils with planning out key milestones.

Jan - Feb

Audit council accounts

Membership drive

Advertise council annual meeting


Council annual meetings held

Leadership workshop preparation by exec

Councils nominate participants for this and advise NZLA Pres

NZLA Exec nominations close March 30

Return council membership and pay levies

Regional Leadership Workshop held


AGM completed by end of March

NZLA executive election – round 1

Calendar of events for current year up on website

Forum – mid April; send council report, update numbers on NZLA online directory

Honour Council documentation for previous year to NZLA Secretary & President

To NZLA secretary:

Annual Meeting requirements
Directory updates
Annual Meeting remits
Financial statement
Delegate's report

Citation of Merit nominations to NZLA President by April 30


NZLA executive election – round 2 (if necessary)

Literacy Trust conference registration to NZLA President (teacher with 5 yrs or less experience)


NZLA Annual Meeting

Honour Councils awarded


Forum – mid July; send council report, update numbers on NZLA online directory

Send advert for Literacy Trust Travel Award and NZLA Research scholarship for Aug  1 gazette


Literacy Trust Travel Award advertised in Gazette

NZLA Research Scholarship advertised in Gazette


International Literacy Day – September 8

NZLA National Conference.

Citations of merit presented

Honour Councils acknowledged

Applications for Literacy Trust Travel Award close

Applications for NZLA Research Scholarship

Nov - Dec

Research Scholarship announced

Forum – mid Dec; send council report, update numbers on NZLA online directory

Dec 31 Close off financial records