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Our Structure

The Institute is a non-profit making incorporated society, run mainly on a voluntary basis.  

The Institute is managed by the Executive Committee which is elected annually and consists of the President (2-year term), Vice President  (2-year term), Honorary Treasurer (max. 2 x 3-year terms), Immediate Past President and up to 3 elected members (1-year term).

An Executive Manager manages the day-to-day matters of the Institute. 

The Institute is governed by a representative Board of Directors which comprises the Executive Committee plus  representatives from the branches. 

Executive Committee: Member Representatives:
President Auckland delegates x 2
Vice-President Waikato Delegate
Honorary Treasurer Hawkes Bay Tairāwhiti Delegate
Immediate Past-PresidentCentral Delegate
Elected members x 3 Canterbury Westland Delegate
Executive Manager (ex-officio) Otago Southland Delegate

The Board may also co-opt further members as deemed necessary. 
The Board & Executive Committee work to a STRATEGIC PLAN which is updated annually.
The NZIFST may also have members appointed to national positions responsible for Ethics & Advocacy, Privacy, Careers & Education, Membership, Awards, and to representation with IUFoST (the International Union of Food Science & Technology).
The Executive Committee meets monthly, usually by video link.
The Board meets at least 3 x per year, either by ZOOM or in-person. 

The Institute is governed by its RULES and CONSTITUTION

The Institute adheres to a CODE of ETHICS

NZIFST adheres to the Privacy Act 1993 and does NOT sell or give away any of your data to a third party.
But we do sometimes have contracts with paying advertisers for us to send you information on the advertiser’s behalf.
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Branches, Divisions and Special Interest Groups of NZIFST:

The Institute is divided into Branches (by geographical region), and as relevant, Divisions and Special Interest Groups (SIG), each administered by voluntary officers. Division members have an interest in a specific sector of the food industry while Special Interest Groups cater for members with an interest in a particular area of food science or technology. Divisions and SIGs are organised on a national basis for subjects of particular interest to their members 

See the BRANCHES, and GROUPS pages for current officeholders. 

There are currently no active Divisions or SIGs of the Institute.

The Institute is currently affiliated to the following organizations: 
Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) 
International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 

The Institute's Journal:
Food New Zealand is the Institute's official journal, and is endorsed by the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (MIA).
The journal is available  only in a digital format.
For over 20 years the Institute's journal has provided a common forum for members throughout New Zealand and overseas. With six publications per year, Food New Zealand offers news and features on research and science from around New Zealand and the world. There is coverage about the manufacture of food, technology, packaging, processing, food safety and training issues and a section dedicated to branch and division news. 
The journal is published by Peppermint Press in Auckland, editor Anne Scott

Annual Conference:
Held in winter (usually July) every year, the Institute's Annual Conference is a focal point for the food industry. Top local and international speakers present papers and workshops on key issues related to food science and technology. Members' successes and achievements are celebrated at our prestigious awards dinner. The conference is well supported by trade displays and sponsorship. 


The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

PO Box 44322
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022

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