COVID-19 Membership Holiday – Request Form

DEGNZ represents the creative, cultural and financial wellbeing of all New Zealand directors, editors and assistant editors. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we are extending our membership to all New Zealand directors, editors and assistant editors, whether or not they can afford to pay membership fees. It is more important than ever that we come together for support, assistance, advice and information at this crucial time and as we navigate the future. Together we can do this.

We understand that you may have lost some or all of your work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have decided to extend our Membership Holiday scheme until 31 January 2021. If you are facing financial hardship, we want to support you with a free Associate membership until 31 January 2021. For those who can afford it, we ask that you please support DEGNZ by continuing to pay your membership fees.

This offer is based on an honesty system.

We are offering Membership Holidays between now and 31 January. All current members who were granted a Membership Holiday until 1 October 2020 will have their fee holiday automatically extended to this new date, but can choose to restart paying fees at any time. If you receive a Membership Holiday, your membership will be due for paid renewal on 31 January 2021.

Who can use this request form?

Current Members on any membership level.

  • I pay annually – You can submit a request as your renewal date approaches and when you start to receive renewal notices by email.
  • I pay monthly – You can submit a request between now and 31 January 2020. Receiving a Membership Holiday will stop your monthly payments altogether. When your membership holiday ends on 31 January 2020, you will be able to select which membership level you want to renew on. You won’t be expected to pay the remainder of your last 1-Year Membership, Paid Monthly.

OR Lapsed Members who lapsed this year or in 2019.

Who cannot use this request form?

New Members and Lapsed Members who lapsed prior to 2019 – you need to sign up for a Membership Holiday using the Member Sign-Up Form.