New Zealand Board of Geography Teachers (NZBoGT) - Your Geography Teachers' Association


The Board of Geography Teachers is a subcommittee of the New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS). Our vision is to:

  • support the quality teaching and learning of Geography in New Zealand secondary schools.
  • raise the profile of Geography for students through participation in NZBoGT Competitions and events.
  • Promote links between the secondary and tertiary sectors and wider workforce within the geography community


We advise and consult with the Ministry of Education and New Zealand Qualifications Authority of matters of interest to New Zealand geography teachers and students.


The Board supports activities and professional development programmes for teachers and students at the local level through either Subject Associations or NZGS branches. For a list of local contacts see the Contact Us page


NZBoGT Board


Nick Page


NZGS Executive


(Otumoetai College)

Jane Foster

Deputy Chair

BOGT Secretary

Maatangi Whenua


(Marist College)




Steve Mouldey

Auckland Rep

Geography Awareness Week

(Hobsonville Point Secondary School)


Waikato / BOP Rep

Eddie Brown

Central Rep (Massey)

Senior Competitions


(New Plymouth Girls' HS)

Anna Wilson

Olympiad Co-ordinator


(Wellington East Girls' HS)

Louise Richards

Wellington Rep


(Rongotai College)

Siobhan Murphy

Canterbury Rep




(Aranui High School)

Sue Lynch

Otago Rep

Geography Awareness Week


(Otago Girls' High School)

Suzanne Baldwin



(Burnside High School)

Murray Fastier

Pre-service Teacher


International Liaison (IGU)

Awards Portfolio


(Canterbury University

School of Education)

John Morgan

Tertiary Liaison

Awards Portfolio

(Auckland University)

Member Benefits

The Society holds a biennial Geography conference.

Branches of the Society run lecture and seminar series for local members.

Membership of the Society entitles members to 3 issues of New Zealand Geographer.

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