Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

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It is very sad to have to announce that, after five years of service to New Zealand out of our Auckland office, it will be closing as of close of business on Thursday 27th June 2013. This has come about because of falling "assistive technology" sales across New Zealand. A trend, in fact, happening worldwide. As a result, we simply can't afford to keep a dedicated Spectronics New Zealand office open for you, as much as we would very much like to be able to do so.

I wish to personally thank Amanda Gerin, who has managed our Auckland office for the past five years. She has endeared herself to many customers and to the wider Spectronics team with her unwavering dedication and commitment to her role. Losing Amanda from the Spectronics "family" is also cause for sadness at this announcement.

I am heartened, however, to know that you will not be disadvantaged if you still wish to purchase the technologies available from Spectronics. Thanks to partnerships with our resellers in New Zealand, you will have ongoing support for being able to purchase locally, in New Zealand dollars.  We will be working closely with these companies to ensure a smooth transition for the continuation of support for educational software and special needs technologies.

The Spectronics team will of course continue to offer free-of-charge technical support for all customers in New Zealand who have purchased technologies from us over our years based in Auckland and, prior to that time, in Hamilton.

Outstanding accounts can still be paid in New Zealand dollars by cheque posted to our post box.

PO Box 201186
Auckland Airport
MANUKAU 2150

Or by Direct Deposit into our Spectronics New Zealand Bank Account.

Inclusive Learning Technologies (NZ) Pty. Ltd. T/A Spectronics
Bank of New Zealand
Branch: 262 Queen Street, Auckland
Bank and Branch Code: 020 290
Account Number: 0198 237 00

Please email Spectronics in Australia if there are any issues that remain unresolved, for whatever reason. We will do all we can to ensure a smooth transition for you.

Thank you for your support. It is very much appreciated. I do hope that you will keep in touch with the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Perhaps by joining them at our upcoming workshops in Auckland In November this year, and in Wellington early next year. Registration will be opening soon for the following sessions at the Waipuna Conference Centre.

  • Thursday 6th March 2014: iPad MasterClass supporting older students who struggle with literacy.

And of course planning is in full swing for our next Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference in May 2014 on Queensland's sunny Gold Coast in Oz. The Call for Papers is now open! Why not submit a paper yourself? All proposals are seriously considered and valued. And all accepted papers are given one free conference registration!

Cheers

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Michael O’Leary
Managing Director | Occupational Therapist

Michael O'Leary

After many years as a communications technician with Telstra, Michael completed a degree in Occupational Therapy (with 1st Class Honours) in 1986 at the University of Queensland. That same year, while working with spinal injured patients and clients with cerebral palsy, he became frustrated with the inability to source the exciting range of assistive technologies being developed overseas. He founded Spectronics in 1986 in order to make these emerging technologies available for people in Australia.

17 thoughts on “Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

  • June 30, 2013 at 9:46 am
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    Hi,
    I’d like to purchase a ‘U’ see black keyboard. Can you please let me know where I can order one from.

    many thanks,
    Veroncia

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  • October 30, 2013 at 4:14 am
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    I’d like to purchase the big point switches. Can you please let me know where I can order these from?
    thanks

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    • October 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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      Hi Sheryl,
      If you email mail@spectronicsinoz.com with your enquiry we will be able to provide some specific purchasing options for you. 🙂
      All the best,
      Trelise

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  • December 2, 2013 at 5:57 am
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    I would like to purchase Meville to Weville. Please provide me with information about how this is possible.
    Thank you.
    Nancy
    USA

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    • December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am
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      Hi Nancy,
      You can purchase Meville to Weville from an Ablenet US supplier.
      Check out the Ablenet website to find the closest reseller to you.
      http://www.ablenetinc.com/
      Regards,
      Charlene

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  • February 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    I would like to purchase another Clevy Keyboard. Please advise the best way to purchase in NZ.
    Many thanks
    Anne

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    • February 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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      Hi Anne,
      I’m pleased to advise you can now purchase the Clevy Keyboard from a local NZ supplier, Zabonne. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on mail@spectronicsinoz.com
      All the best,
      Trelise

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  • February 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm
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    I would like to purchase the BigTrack TrackBall.

    Where can i buy it in New Zealand?

    Many Thanks.

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  • March 2, 2014 at 10:41 am
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    I would like to buy the Giant Calculator (28cm x 20 cm)

    Where can I buy it in NZ?

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    • March 3, 2014 at 9:59 am
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      Hi Sandra,
      The Giant Calculator can now be purchased directly from Zabonne, http://www.zabonne.co.nz
      If you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me.
      Kind regards
      Trelise

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  • March 10, 2014 at 7:05 am
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    I would like to find out the price of the iTalk2 Communicator and I am interested in purchasing one. Where would I be able to do this?

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  • March 10, 2014 at 7:06 am
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    I would like to find out the price of the iTalk to Communicate for all levels, with the view to purchasing one. Where would I find this information?

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  • June 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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    Where can I purchase the talking buttons?

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