TechCommNZ Newsletter

The TechCommNZ newsletter is published each month. To view articles from previous newsletters, go to the TechCommNZ newsletter articles page.

From the President

I'm still buzzing from the recent conference, and the great news is that we've got the presentations available for you even if you weren't able to attend! At the conference I took a deep breath and stepped down as President, effective at the next annual general meeting (July this year). And we're very busily promoting the career of technical communication around the country. Will you help us?

30 April 2017 |

Collaborate2017 proceedings and video now online

We're wrapping up Collaborate2017 – the premier technical communication event in New Zealand this year. Although the event itself is behind us, we've shared the proceedings and the keynote videos so you can enjoy the presentations and be inspired all over again.

06 May 2017 |

It's time to get Slack

April was a happening month for technical communicators in New Zealand. We concluded the 2017 TechCommNZ conference in Auckland just before Easter. The conference theme of collaboration got us thinking that we need a common platform for bringing technical communicators and other professionals in New Zealand together. It's time to get Slack!

30 April 2017 |

Do too many warnings cause problems?

Earnsy Liu, TechCommNZ member and GDID student, looks for evidence (not just opinions) to help you manage the daily conundrums we face in our profession. If you have a question for Earnsy to tackle, please email This month, Earnsy investigates whether too many written warnings in manuals cause problems.

30 April 2017 |

Let's Tech Communicate

In this month's Let's Tech Communicate! we explore next generation voice-interactive manuals, discuss using meta tags in social media, and learn a technique called Knowledge Modelling. This and much more from around the ‘Net!

30 April 2017 |

From the TechCommNZ Blog

In recent blogs, TechCommNZ board member Meredith Evans has summed up her TechCommNZ conference and takeaways. Emma Harding is asking technical communicators to rise up in support of the liberal arts and humanities in New Zealand tertiary institutions. She shares a submission she recently made to Waikato University outlining the value of Arts graduates to industry.

30 April 2017 |