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



Louise Richard

Acting Chairperson

Wellington Rep

(Rongotai College)




Jane Foster


Maatangi Whenua

(Marist College)




Jane Evans

Auckland Rep



Julie Farrell

Waikato / BOP Rep


Kieran Collier

Central Rep (Massey)

Geography Awareness Week




Simon Cushen

Otago Rep


Donna Lee

Canterbury Rep



Mike Taylor

Pre-service Teacher Education


Anna Wilson

Geography Olympiad Coordinator


Suzanne Baldwin


The Network




Nick Page

Past Chairperson



Tony Binns

Tertiary Liaison