Business View Oceania | Volume 3, Issue 9

49 50 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 A viation New Zealand is the peak body for businesses, organisations, entities, and associates affiliated with New Zealand’s popular commercial General Aviation industry. Senior representatives John Nicholson (CEO), Bill MacGregor (Executive Officer) and Andrew Nicholson (Office Manager), happily share their knowledge with Business View Oceania surrounding the association’s history, operations, priorities, projects, and goals for the future. 1. Can you tell us a little about the history of Aviation New Zealand? When and why was it founded? What were the regulations that the association felt had to be filled, and has that mission changed over the years? What is the current mandate? New Zealander Richard Pearse flew at about the same time as the Wright Brothers. While this might not be a particularly well- AT A GLANCE AVIATION NEW ZEALAND WHAT: Advocate for safety, representation, and growth for members of New Zealand’s Aviation industry WHERE: Aviation New Zealand is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand WEBSITE: AVIATION NEW ZEALAND I M P R O V I N G A V I A T I O N