Welcome to HATA NZ - Horticulture & Agriculture Teachers Association of New Zealand.
HATA provides support for teachers with resources, content and conferences. Get access to the Members only section of our website, featuring valuble information and resources.
The Horticulture and Agriculture Teachers Association of New Zealand (HATA) is a subject association dedicated to promoting and improving the teaching and learning of Agricultural and Horticultural Science in New Zealand schools.
HATA encourages, supports and shares information about curriculum, teaching and learning, through the running of biennial conferences, managing a website (https://hata.nz/), publishing quarterly newsletters and regular communication with their members.
Why join HATA?
Professional development opportunities
Updates on curriculum and resources
Access to resources
What does HATA do?
Provides expertise and experience
Communicates with members via email and Facebook
Liaises with other organisations (MoE, NZQA, PPTA…)
Provides / advertises professional development opportunities
Participates / supports the running of conferences
Provides / produces resources
Source of advice to MoE
Advocacy role with MoE, NZQA, etc.
HATA is committed to;
Continue its role of advocacy and support to all teachers of Agricultural and Horticultural Science in New Zealand
Maintain and develop good effective communication to members
Maintain and develop the provision of resources and information relevant to the teaching of Agricultural and Horticultural Science via its website https://hata.nz/
Allow networking opportunities on a range of topics (curriculum, assessments, exchanges, professional development etc)
Keep its members informed of any development affecting their work as teachers of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Continue to raise its profile as a Subject Association
Holding and organising the 2017 HATA biennial conference
Is committed to support the maintenance of the website https://hata.nz/ to provide teachers with quality up to date resources and information
Actively has around 110 members
Seeks new members throughout New Zealand
Continues to promote Agricultural and Horticultural Science in New Zealand schools
Is facilitating the HATA conference in Hamilton
have two Presidents – one to represent Agriculture and one to represent
Horticulture; a secretary and a treasurer. Candidates for these positions are
elected biennially at our conference.
Joining HATA is by annual subscription and members receive four newsletters a year informing them of curricular issues and forthcoming events. HATA tries to provide support for teachers with resources, content and conferences.