The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

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.

NZAHND Vaccination Certificate requirements - 10th Nov 2021

NZ Academy of Highland & National Dancing (Inc) Vaccination certificate requirements

As of 1 January 2022, all activities conducted either directly or requiring approval by the NZAHND will require all attendees eligible for vaccination to show their vaccination certificates in order to participate. This includes, but is not limited to, Summer schools, Workshops, Examinations and Conferences.  This requirement follows government rules that will be in place under the Covid Protection Framework which stipulate that events will only be able to go ahead with unrestricted numbers when all participants at those events are vaccinated.

Judges workshop/upskilling - 26th Oct 2021

Do you need to upskill, Oamaru is holding a Judges workshop/upskilling on November 20th
See Downloads for further information

COVID 19 Vaccination message - 15th Oct 2021

COVID 19 Vaccination message Piping & Dancing Association of New Zealand and the NZ Academy of Highland & National Dancing urge all eligible people to get their COVID19 vaccination

Conference - Queenstown 2021 - Cancelled - 13th Sep 2021

Dear Members
Executive met last evening to discuss all aspects of our planned conference in Queenstown.   This year we are again in a challenging position in that not all of the country are in the same Covid level and the changes to the Level 2 Delta has put enormous pressure on the Academy.
We have therefore used our Pandemic Policy to assist with our decision and in particular the Risk Mitigation Section which clearly defines several factors which has enabled us to make a decision.  (See member's area for a copy of the NZAHND Pandemic Policy.
Executive have decided that the Solo Seal examination will be postponed until early March next year, and it is proposed to hold this in Christchurch.  It was important that all candidates be treated equally and given the same opportunities to prepare for this prestigious examination.  This could not happen when we are in two different levels of the Covid Pandemic.  We also have no knowledge of how long these levels are likely to last.
We considered holding the Annual General Meeting with the allowable numbers of 50 and also offer a virtual opportunity to attend.  Executive evaluated the cost of this and have made the responsible decision to hold this year’s Annual General Meeting entirely via Zoom.  The conditions for this will be sent as soon as they are finalised.
It is also our hope that we can offer some of the proposed Dance Development course to members virtually and again details of this are yet to be finalised.  This would be provided at no cost to members as a goodwill gesture.
Executive are very aware that a number of members were to receive their Diplomas and or Service Bars, some held over from last year, and we will provide more details at a later date of some thoughts we have about presenting these.
It is our hope, and we ask a lot, that again Queenstown is our first choice for the 2022 conference.  Hopefully third time lucky.  The Southland Committee have worked tirelessly towards planning to host us for the last two years and Executive would like to ask them to consider our request.
As you know making decisions such as these is huge and not easy on anyone involved and relaying them to you all is even harder.  This has been challenging for everyone involved and on behalf of Executive I thank you most sincerely for your understanding

Members registered for conference were notified of the cancellation by email on Thursday 09 September

Annetta Cowie

Summer Fling 2022 - 6th Sep 2021

Summer Fling 2022 schedule

The closing date for entries for Summer Fling has been extended to 12 November.  The Balmoral Club ask that you please get your entries in as soon as possible as planning for this event is more difficult than it usually is due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.   

There are a range of possible scenarios that we may be faced with but the plan is difficult to establish without knowing how many dancers are entered.  Once entries have closed and the plan for managing the event at different possible alert levels has been done, this will be communicated. 

Please note that it is highly likely that vaccination certificates will be required for all those attending Summer Fling who are eligible for vaccination.   

As with all our dancing events, refunds will be given should there be a need to cancel Summer Fling but we are hopeful that this will not happen and we look forward to seeing you all in January.

See downloads for schedule

Entry link

The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Inc., PO Box 5470, Palmerston North
site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager
site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager