February Newsletter 2020


Comms Connect Wellington 2020
6th & 7th of May 2020
Registration Open – Early Bird available now…
Where do decision-makers and industry professionals in New Zealand go to gather information and discuss trends within the land mobile radio and critical communications landscape? The answer: Comms Connect Wellington. Two days of training workshops, case studies, technology sessions, and panel discussions. Join us in Wellington from the 6-7th May to see the latest technology solutions for professional communications users and industry. Hear from your peers, as they share their challenges and outcomes from recent projects in public safety, transport, utilities and more... Flexible options are available — register for one or two-day packages, or if time is limited, one of the exhibition-only passes.
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Register for the Conference & Dinner
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Industry Excellence Awards - Nominations Now Open!
Nominations are now open for the industry excellence awards. Be sure to nominate or apply for these prestigious awards. There are 6 categories available which can be found here.
Nominations close Friday 10th April at 5pm
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Illegal Two-Way Radios Information Brochure

In consultation with RFUANZ, RSM have prepared the attached flyer in response to feedback received by RFUANZ members and the Industry. Where possible, please display this flyer as it does answer a number of questions raised.
Corey Weir RFUANZ Chairman 

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Appear on the RFUANZ Website

Are you a RFUANZ member, and would you like your company promoted on the RFUANZ website? We have established a 'Current Members' page to list your company & a link to your website. Please email events@rfuanz.org.nz to be included on this page. 

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RFUANZ Attends ARCIA Planning Meeting in Brisbane
As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Radio Frequency Users Association New Zealand (RFUANZ) and the Australian Radio Communication Industry Association (ARCIA), RFUANZ were invited to attend ARCIAs Planning Days on the 12th and 13th of February in Brisbane. Mike Head and David Johnstone attended the meeting for RFUANZ and the following streams of work were reviewed as part of the planning:
  • Membership
  • Accreditation
  • Careers
  • Events
  • Partnerships
  • Training
  • Website/Marketing
RFUANZ and ARCIA share many similar challenges and opportunities and as a result the collaboration is a positive way to pool experiences and leverage initiatives. Some of the highlights from the conference were;
  • The developing Training initiative ARCIA have embarked upon with positive results,
  • The strong relationship with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Australia’s equivalent to New Zealand’s Radio Spectrum Management)
  • Challenges with career options and training for the radio industry, particularly for technicians and trade apprentices
  • Options for projects and white papers to be developed by ARCIA, like de-mystifying LTE and how users might integrate their current and future communications needs
  • The ongoing process for delivering local and national events like the annual awards dinner
RFUANZ looks forward to hosting ARCIA representatives at Comms Connect, the RFUANZ AGM and our Annual Awards dinner in Wellington this May.