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Welcome to Toastmasters New Zealand

Toastmasters New Zealand (District 72) is one of over 90 Districts in the world-wide Toastmasters International organisation.  Toastmasters helps people improve their confidence, impromptu speaking, listening, debating, and feedback skills through a network of clubs.

The Toastmasters programme has been tried and tested for nearly 90 years since its founder, Dr Ralph Smedley recognised the need for, at that time, young men, to practice and develop the skills required for success in business. Since then millions of men and women around the world have benefitted from the Toastmasters programme.

So how does it work?

A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure environment.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another's presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program's success.


How do I get started?

Use our Club Finder to locate a club near you. We have clubs meeting throughout New Zealand, on all days of the week and at a variety of times during the day. 

Then make contact and ask to be invited along for a no-obligation visit. 

If you would prefer to talk to someone first try our 0800 PEOPLE service. This is a voicemail system. One of our friendly and experienced volunteers will call you back to you. Or you can send us your contact details using our Contact us form.


Already a Toastmaster?

What do you plan to achieve this Toastmasters year? Use the Contact Us form to let us know. Your personal details will not be published but your inspiring ideas might be.

If you are not, as yet, a Toastmaster then let us tell you a little about the organisation. We focus on enabling people to become competent at communication and leadership through a self-paced, tried and true programme designed to ensure growth.

District Convention 2014

The next District Convention is being held at the Bay of Islands from 7-9 November 2014.

Go to our District Convention page for more information.

District Training Calendar and meeting documents now available

Download and print the District 72 Toastmaster Calendar for 2014-15 from the Executive Members page.

East meets West!

Congratulations to our 'East meets West' winners 

East Meets West - International Convention Promotion.

  • Rob Jelas - Toast Health Division E
  • Bill Hopkinson - Kaiapoi Toastmasters Division G

Both are delighted to have won such an amazing prize.  

We will send back to the District, reports from Rob & Bill while they are in Kuala Lumpur, so watch this space for news from our international travellers. No doubt their fellow club members will hear a speech or two resulting from their adventure to the Toastmasters International Conference 2014.

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