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Secretary/Registrar Vacancy

The NZAHS is seeking an experienced administrator with superb communication and people skills to look after the needs of the Society and its members. As the first point of contact for the Society, this is an important role which requires an enthusiastic, highly organised and self-motivated individual who can work unsupervised and efficiently under pressure. You will be highly skilled in the Microsoft Office software range, knowledge of the Xero accounting package, pedigree horse breeding and Adobe InDesign would also be an advantage. 

This is a Contractor position (48 weeks per year) comprising of:

  • Secretarial Work – 5 hours per week

  • Registrar – hours as required paid on a per transaction basis.

The Contractor will work from their own home office/premises and must have a reliable internet connection. The Contractor will be responsible for their own Income Tax, Kiwi Saver, ACC Levies and GST (if applicable). The Society will provide a mobile phone, laptop, printed stationery, printer/consumables and a 20 foot shipping container to house the Society’s records. Travel within New Zealand, including overnight stays, will be required from time to time.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day correspondence via email & telephone.

  • Processing of membership applications, horse registrations, transfers, leases, imports and exports, artificial insemination permits, mare and stallion returns.

  • Generating invoices, scanning source documents and matching payments using Xero.

  • Preparation of Council and AGM meeting agendas and reports, venue & travel arrangements, attendance at meetings and recording of minutes

Please email covering letter and CV by 5.00pm on Friday 2 June 2023 to:

Melanie Barker, Vice President, New Zealand Arabian Horse Society (Inc), Email:

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Limited Time 25% Discount on
ALL Purebred Registrations

To encourage the registration of Purebred Arabian horses the NZAHS Council is offering a one-off, limited time 25% discount on ALL Purebred registrations received between
1 April 2023 & 30 June 2023.
Correct paperwork and full payment must be received
at the time of application.
Registration forms available on the "Purebred Registration" tab.
Contact the NZAHS Secretary for further information.

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Due Date Reminders

Annual Membership Fee

Due 1 January 2023

Full & Associate Members

Annual Mare Returns 2022/2023

Due 1 April 2023

Full Members Only

Annual Stallion Returns 2022/2023

Due 1 April 2023

Full Members Only

Stallion Nominations 2023/2024

Accepting Now

Full Members Only
Nominate Purebred Stallions for Public & Private Stud

Purebred Foal Registrations

Due 1 July 2023

Full Members Only
Purebred Foals born during the 2022/2023 season

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