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New draft of the bullying and harassment policy now available

The SCANZ committee has released an updated draft of the Bullying and Harassment policy for consultation. You can find it on the Documents -> Rules and Policies page under "Policies under consultation"

SCANZ rules updated

The 2020 SCANZ AGM updated our rules - the new version can be found under Documents -> Rules and Policies

AGM voting is now open

Voting for the 2020 SCANZ AGM is now open. Votes must be received by the registrar ( by midnight 5 December 2020.

Votes can be cast by a simple email, or by message to the registrar, or by selectively copying and pasting bits from the agenda document - whatever works for you!

The agenda and reports can all be found on the AGM documents page.

2020 AGM - call for business and nominations

To all members of SCA NZ Inc,

Let it be known that this society's AGM will take place on 5 December.  As in past years, voting on the business will be postal. The meeting will be supervised by our Registrar, with votes for the items of business being counted and attested by two returning officers who are members.

If you have business that you wish to have considered at this meeting, please send it to the SCA NZ Secretary at no later than 7 November.

Secondly, the committee term of James Glover is due to end in November. The remaining committee members are Richard Dagger and James Piesse, Accordingly we are seeking replacement.. Currently, there is one nominee, Fiona Wilson (Lady Fior Vespucci). If anyone else would like to put their name forward, please do so by 7 November. In the event there is only one nominee, that nominee will join the committee on 8 November.. If an election is required, it will be one of the voting items for the AGM.

If you have questions of comments about this, please direct these to the committee at

Richard Dagger

Kiwi Living visits the SCA

Chef Mike van de Elzen recently enlisted the help of Shannon Wanty (our very own Vettoria di Giovanni) to cook a Renaissance Italian feast for TVNZ's Kiwi Living show.

All of us who were present can attest that it was an excellent meal and the food tasted as good as it looked!

Thanks to the TV crew for inviting us to be part of the show - it wasn't quite our usual feast experience with cameras everywhere, but it was an interesting and enjoyable experience.

Vettoria at the Collation Picnic

Consultation – proposal to extend the Bullying & Harassment Policy pilot period

The committee has received a suggestion to leave the policy in pilot phase for a longer period – preferably until a bullying or harassment complaint has been processed using the new policy - and now seeks feedback on that proposal. Full details are available by clicking the title above.

90 Day Pilot of SCANZ and SCAA Bullying & Harrassment Policy

There have been, and continue to be, a rise in complaints of bullying and harassment in the kingdom. In response to this, and the feedback that Australia’s policy wasn’t comprehensive enough, and that New Zealand didn’t have a policy addressing B&H at all, the Board, Committee and Kingdom Seneschal have discussed at length the importance of having a policy as soon as possible, and what options we had available to us to provide this to our members and participants. A thorough discussion was had about the potential to launch the policy as a pilot vs sending out the policy for consultation. After comprehensive discussions and considerations, we have decided to move forward with a 90-day PILOT for the Bullying & Harassment Policy. We are aware that going live with a policy (even as a pilot) is not standard procedure. Under ordinary circumstances we would not go forward with a policy until we have requested and considered feedback. Unfortunately, we have an urgent need for a new policy. Please click the title above to read the full announcement.

Minutes: Meeting on policy for participation by children

An informal meeting was held at Canterbury Faire, 2013, to discuss whether we need a policy on participation by minors (comparable to the SCAA's Child Protection Policy), and what that should contain. Minutes here.Since then, the committee have been soliciting feedback from interested members of the populace, and working on a draft policy.


This is an unofficial placeholder announcement that the AGM was held successfully at St Caths. All the motions put to vote were passed, and everything else was smooth. The minutes will be uploaded soon.-- Sam West

AGM agenda published

 The 2012 AGM will be held in Auckland on Friday the 30th of November, at 8:30pm, at St Catherine's Faire.  All SCANZ members have been emailed with an AGM pack including the Voting form, Agenda, Chairman's report, and Treasurer's report. Postal (or electronic) votes must be with the registrar one week before the AGM.