DIAKONIA Aotearoa New Zealand Association (DANZA) was formed and joined the World Federation in 2005. It aims to be an interdenominational association and, currently, deacons from the Methodist Church and Anglican Church are members.
At the end of 2019, this association had 32 members spread around the country. We had been meeting annually during the national week-long Deacon School however in 2020 this School was cancelled due to the Pandemic Covid 19. Our Constitution requires us to meet at least once every four years but we are hopeful of meeting again in 2021. In the meantime, we use email to keep all members in contact with regular updates especially those from the World Federation.
The Contact person for the Association is Deacon Anne Russell-Brighty