The Accord with the Australian Philatelic Federation

[a] The Accord is to be viewed as wide, co-operative and friendly in spirit
[b] The solution to the ‘problems’ regarding judges, revolves around an acceptance of the fact that there are different needs and requirements for Australian and New Zealand Federations and judges.
[c] The New Zealand Federation seeks a training component in the use of Australian judges.
[d] New Zealand exhibition organising committees, in putting together their juries seek judges with expertise in particular areas (as team leaders)
[e] In every case, in full Australian and New Zealand exhibitions, the relevant national federation will endorse one judge (for that person to gain wider experience). The exhibition organising committee MUST accept this nomination. Exhibition organisers shall be responsible for the juror’s trans-Tasman airfare and accommodation during the time of the exhibition. The exhibition will provide the judge with a double room, breakfast, two tickets to the awards dinner and free entry to the exhibition for the judge and their spouse.The judge appointed is also expected to act as commissioner, collecting exhibits from his/her country and carrying them to the exhibition. A minimum number of frames from the commissioner/judge’s country must be entered in the exhibition in order for the commissioner/judge to be entitled to the reimbursement of travel and be provided with accommodation. These minimum numbers are: (i) for a full national – 50 frames and (ii) for a part national (AUS) or a limited national (NZ) – 25 frames. Commissioners are to be encouraged to obtain more.  Where the number of frames from Australian exhibitors accepted for a New Zealand national exhibition exceeds 100, an allowance of $A300 is to be provided by the exhibition organising committee for an assistant commissioner, this person to be appointed by the commissioner. This clause will also apply to the number of frames from New Zealand exhibitors accepted for an Australian exhibition. Note that the number of frames relates to the number accepted, regardless of who is actually carrying the exhibits. All entries from the commissioner/judge’s country must be entered via the appointed commissioner/judge.
[f] Both Federations are at liberty to approach as many additional judges as they wish. The costs involved in these appointments are to be met by the exhibition organising committee,
[g] The two Federations should exchange lists of judges, with areas of expertise and experience shown, thereby pre-qualifying positions.
[h] There should be an exchange of lists of those judges who have conducted, or made presentations to, judges training courses.
[i] The Australian Philatelic Federation, through the New Zealand Philatelic Federation, will invite two participants to attend any judges course, course for judge apprentices or commissioners training course held in Australia. Any expense incurred will be to the account of the participant. The same will apply to advanced courses for judges, except that nominees must be experienced exhibitors and judges in the relevant field. In all cases, failure to complete pre-course exercises will result in cancellation of the invitation to the individual(s) involved.
[j] Exhibitors of both accord partners are to be encouraged (and by implication allowed) to send exhibits to the other accord partner’s national exhibitions.

This agreement was concluded in Auckland on 1 September 1990. Modified January 2003, November 2003, March 2004, May 2005 and September 2007.

Note regarding the agreement with the Australian Philatelic Federation

The judge/commissioner appointed to an Australian national exhibition must be on the NZPF Judges Register for the year in which the exhibition is to be held. Should a judge lose his/her accreditation between the time of appointment and the time of the exhibition, the NZPF reserves the right to rescind the appointment.