The NZPSA Conference is held annually either in the last week of November or the first week of December.
2013 – University of Canterbury, Christchurch (confirmed)
2014 – University of Auckland (confirmed)
2012: Victoria University of Wellington, 26-28 November
Hosted jointly by the Political Science and International Relations Programme at Victoria University of Wellington and the Politics Programme at Massey University, the 2011 annual NZPSA Conference took place from Monday 26 November to Wednesday 28 November 2012 with a welcome reception on the evening of 26 November. A Postgraduate Pre-Conference Event and the “Women’s Advancement in New Zealand Political Studies” Workshop were also held on Monday 26 November.
The conference was coordinated by Dr Xavier Marquez and Associate Professor Richard Shaw. Highlights included dinner in the Banquet Hall at the Beehive co-hosted by Jacinda Ardern MP and the Hon Simon Bridges; the Prime Minister John Key formally opening the conference; a book launch for Kicking the Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011; the Rt Hon Margaret Wilson, DCNZM as the main speaker in the plenary session on “Where are the Women in Public Life?”; and the closing of proceedings with an address by the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, on the Trans-Tasman relationship.
2011: University of Otago, 1-2 December
The 2011 NZPSA conference was held in Dunedin and was hosted by the Politics Department at the University of Otago on 1-2 December, 2011 with the Welcome Reception on Wednesday 30 November 5-7pm. The conference ran four main streams: New Zealand Politics, Political Theory, International Relations and Comparative Politics, and the coordinators were Dr Vicki A. Spencer and Chris Rudd. The inaugural NZPSA Postgraduate Pre-Conference Event was also held on Wednesday 30 November and was coordinated by Ashely Murchison and Anthony Deos.
2010: Waikato 2-3 December
The annual conference of the New Zealand Political Studies Association was hosted by the Political Science and Public Policy Programmes at the University of Waikato on the 2nd and 3rd of December. Topics covered addressed themes of New Zealand government and politics, political philosophy, public policy, political marketing, international relations, and comparative politics. See 2010 NZPSA conference schedule of papers and list of abstracts (and the 2010 conference webpage).
2009 conference: Auckland November 29-1 December
The annual conference of the New Zealand Political Studies Association was hosted by the Department of Political Studies and held at the University of Auckland on November 29-December 1, 2009. The theme of the conference was ‘Post-Broadcast Democracy: the political implications of media proliferation’. The conference ran five simultaneous streams presenting papers in the fields of: Political Theory, New Zealand and Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Communications and Media, Public Policy and Urban Politics. See here for the Schedule of Papers and Streams (Revised 17 Nov).
2008 Massey University at Albany Campus NZPSA Conference
2007 Victoria University at Wellington NZPSA Conference
2006 Canterbury University NZPSA Conference
2005 University of Otago NZPSA & APSA Conference
2004 Waikato University NZPSA Conference