Frequently Asked Questions
There are some questions that the Committee find themselves answering again and again, so we have compiled a list of these questions on this page to hopefully make things a little easier. If you are unable to find an answer below to your question, please contact us, we are happy to assist you.
1 Membership Year and Subscriptions
5 Updating my information (email, phone number etc)
1. Membership Year and Subscriptions
Q: How do I join MEDANZ?
A: You can become a website member of MEDANZ and interact on some of our groups and forums by completing the Join Our Community Form - it is FREE to become a member of Our Community on this website.
If you wish to purchase an annual subscription to MEDANZ, with full access to the website content, our bimonthly MEDANZ News, voting rights, and eligibility for election to committee, Zoom discussions and haflas, discounts and performance opportunities, login and purchase your subscription here.
Q: How much is a MEDANZ subscription and when does my subscription end?
A Full MEDANZ subscription costs $30 annually, the Family membership for members living in the same household is $20 per additional member.
If you wish to receive our MEDANZ News by mail (6 issues per year), an additional $12 per annum is charged and you should order the Subscription Plus Plan.
The membership year starts on 1 July and finishes on 30 June each year.
Q: I'm a member, but when I click on some pages, groups or blog posts I get the login page - why?
A: Some of our content is restricted to our Subscribers only. You can purchase an annual subscription to MEDANZ here!
2. Payment Options
Q: How can I pay my subs and do you accept credit card payments?
You can pay your subs by PayPal, Debit Card and Credit Card or by deposit into our Kiwibank account:
Account number: 38-9015-0085634-00
Account name: Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand
Reference: ‘SUBS' plus "your name" and your membership ID number “XXX” if available.
Your membership ID number is contained on your MEDANZ Membership Card.
3. Payment Receipts
Q: I need an invoice/receipt for my dance business, do you issue these?
Yes. If you pay by PayPal, Debit Card or Credit Card you will have received your receipt from PayPal by email.
If you have paid us by putting your annual subscription into our bank account, we will issue an Invoice/Receipt and send it to you by email.
For subscription renewals, we will issue an invoice, which becomes your receipt once payment has been allocated to your Invoice - simply click on the original invoice link in your email - or request a copy from email@example.com
4. Join/Renewal Form
Q: Why do I need to complete the Join/Renewal Form each year?
A: We are pleased to advise that you no longer have to do this with the upgrade to this new website! You can now keep your mailing address and email/phone contact details updated in the Our Community area of this website, under My Addresses or My Account. Please note, we are required by law as an Incorporated Society to record a physical address for every subscriber to our society, so please do not leave this information blank.
Want step by step instructions on how to do this? Download document here!
5. Updating my information
Q: How do I update my email address/phone number, physical address?
A: Login to the Our Community Members area,
Select "My Account" and update your name, phone and email details.
Note re emails: you can update your contact email, but you cannot update your login email, which remains the same for the term of your membership on this site. If you wish to change the login email, your entire account needs to be deleted as it is your user name - contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if this is an issue for you.
To update your physical address, click on "My Addresses" in the Our Community Members area to add your current address and remove your old address.
Here is a step by step .pdf to assist you with this process: download now
6. Where can I find?
Q: Where on this website can I find information about: (hint: just click on the word-link)
For Subscription members only, you will need to login first:
MEDANZ Committee Meeting Minutes
7. MEDANZ News articles
Q: Can I submit an article for publication in the MEDANZ News
Yes! We welcome all submissions for the MEDANZ News. Simply email email@example.com with your article or request.
8. Facebook/ Instagram
Wix Groups and Forum
MEDANZ now offers Group chat plus a Forum on this website and via the Wix Spaces App - check it out in our Community area.
Q: How do I join the MEDANZ Facebook Group?
A: MEDANZ currently operates one Facebook Group and one Facebook Page, plus one Instagram page.
MEDANZ Group - Contemporary and Traditional Belly Dance - This is a private group for anyone interested in Belly Dance (you don't have to be a member to join) - please send your request to join this group via Facebook, and answer the group questions.
MEDANZ - Contemporary and Traditional Belly Dance - our public Facebook Page - simply like and follow to keep up to date with belly dance events happening around the country: https://www.facebook.com/medanewzeal/
medanz_dance is our Instagram handle, follow us and share our dance stories.
9. Photographic Credits
The photos used on this website excluding the portraits, were all taken at MEDANZ Events, featuring MEDANZ members and guests tutors. Our Photographers were:
Vera (Christchurch)- visit her website here
NinaG Photography (Auckland): visit her website here
Brian Pool Photography (Wellington)
Kristine Zipfel (Wellington) https://www.flickr.com/photos/khanran/