The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

30 June closing date - 22nd Jun 2022

A reminder that on 30 June the following entries close

  • September exam entries
  • Solo Seal Entries
Also nominations for
  • North & South Island Representatives 
  • Youth Representative
  • Business of a minor nature for Annual General meeting

Southland Teachers & Judges Exam workshop - 7th Mar 2022

The Southland teachers & judges are hosting an exam workshop on April 2nd & 3rd in Gore, with Tutor Mrs Jacque Seque
See downloads for entry form and further information

Solo Seal 2022 March 5th - 19th Feb 2022

Solo Seal 2022
Saturday March 5th at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, Christchurch, commencing at 6 p.m.
Limited tickets are now available, Adults $25, Children $10
Please email Academy Secretary with the number of tickets that you require. Once received payment details will be advised.

Solo Seal 2022 - 11th Jan 2022

Solo Seal 2022, will be held in Christchurch on Saturday 05th March at the Auroroa Centre, Burnside High School commencing at 6 p.m.
Ticketing information will be advised in due course

Te Anau Festival Easter 2022 - Heart of the Highland Show - 21st Dec 2021

A revised version of the highly successful Highland Dance Company of NZ show “Heart of the Highlands” will be staged in Te Anau in conjunction with the Te Anau Tartan Festival at Easter 2022. The production is a spectacle of Highland dance, music and song telling the story of the history of our five Highland dances.
The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand invite highland dancers interested in being a part of this production to apply to join the cast of “Heart of the Highlands”. There are limited spaces and priority will be given to dancers from the Southland district if numbers exceed the spaces available.
Application forms are available from the website  - resources, downloads

Celebration of our Patron Beckie Rout's 90th bithday - 13th Dec 2021

Celebration of our Patron Beckie Rout's 90th bithday Celebrating a special milestone birthday. Our Academy Patron,  Past President and Life Member Mrs Beckie Rout celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends in Dunedin.  Joining Beckie to celebrate was Mrs Annetta Cowie, Immediate Past President and Life Member along with our current President Mrs Jackie McBride.   

Vaccination passes Questions & Answers - 30th Nov 2021

How do I get My Vaccine Pass? 

Once you are fully vaccinated, sign up to My Covid Record - 

to see your vaccination status and request a passYour My Vaccine Pass will include your name, date of birth and a QR code. You can save this pass on a digital device, like your phone, or print a physical copy.  

If someone has a temporary medical exemption*, you can call 0800 222 478 to request a My Vaccine Pass – may be asked a few things to confirm your identity – such as your name and date of birth.  

*Note, for people with a temporary medical exemption, their details won’t be entered into the system until 26 November.  

How do I get a My Vaccine Pass if I don’t have a smart phone, a computer or internet access? 

For people without a smartphone or access to a computer call 0800 222 478 to request a My Vaccine Pass. They need to have a National Health Index (NHI) ready or if may be asked a few things to confirm your identity – such as name and date of birth. Someone can call for a person on their behalf, but they must have their permission. 

 What about 12-16 year olds? How will they access My Vaccine Pass?

As of this week, 12 year olds and over can now access My COVID Record using my Health Account.

What do people do who share an email within their household?

An individual email is required when requesting a My Vaccine Pass via My COVID Record because people have different dates of birth, different medical records. This is common practice with digital services. For people who do not have an individual email account, they can register for their own unique email address from one of the free providers such as Gmail or Hotmail.

Alternatively, a person can call the 0800 number and request a MVP which will then be mailed in hard copy to their address.

How are you looking after my privacy? 

The vaccination certificates are created from data held in the Covid Immunisation Register that records your COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccination certificate system has been designed to keep your details private with vaccination proof securely coded into the QR code.   

Why do you show my age on the pass? 

Some businesses and organisations might require that ID is shown along with your vaccination pass. This is an important method to reduce vaccination pass forgery. 

How does someone get a My Vaccine Pass if they don't have one of the six forms of ID needed to sign up for My Covid Record? 

If someone has been vaccinated but doesn’t have an ID, they can call 0800 222 478 to request a My Vaccine Pass. We suggest that they have their National Health Index (NHI) number ready, but if they don’t have it, we may ask a few questions to confirm your identity – such as your name and date of birth. 

Where will people need to use My Vaccine Pass? 

Under the COVID Protection Framework you will be required to show My Vaccine Pass as proof of vaccination status in a range of public settings such as events, hospitality, retail (opt in, except for essential services – see next Q and A), community, sport, and faith-based gatherings. 


NZAHND statement for 12 year olds regarding vaccinations - 30th Nov 2021

Here is the link to the updated Covid 19 vaccines

Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months are not required to show proof of vaccination status under the traffic light system.

Medical Exemption:

If you are unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons, there is an exemption process to get your My Vaccine Pass. You will need to talk to your doctor and they will apply on your behalf.

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