Our History

2021 is the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association’s 75th anniversary

In 1946, Peter Fraser was our prime minister; our population reached a little under two million; Sam Hunt and Bill Manhire two of New Zealand’s best-known poets were born; and Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Baby and Child Care book was influencing millions of new and expectant parents throughout the world.

That same year, on 28 August the first annual general meeting of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association was held in Christchurch.

Commemorating 75 years of advocacy and member service: a timeline

To celebrate our anniversary

  • Join us at the 2022 NZSTA symposium (date and venue TBC) for a belated celebration.
  • Socialise our anniversary hashtag: #NZSTA75 on Twitter, FaceBook and LinkedIn.
  • NZSTA will gather key items that commemorate this year – 2021 and put them into a time capsule – not to be opened until our centenary in 2046.