Welcome to the SCA New Zealand

This is the web site of the New Zealand arm of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international group dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-1600 medieval western Europe.

On the left you will find links to the various sections of this site. If you want to get straight into the fun stuff have a look at the SCA groups in New Zealand and the Kingdom of Lochac website

Consultation – proposal to extend the Bullying & Harassment Policy pilot period

The committee has received a suggestion to leave the policy in pilot phase for a longer period – preferably until a bullying or harassment complaint has been processed using the new policy - and now seeks feedback on that proposal.

Full details are available by clicking the title above.

Background to the Bullying & Harassment Policy Announcement

Recently the Kingdom of Lochac has had both a Baroness resign, citing bullying and harassment (B&H) as the reason for stepping down, and an entire group of 40+ members has been lost due to B&H. The Kingdom Seneschal has been receiving numerous complaints about B&H, on a near daily basis, and handling these complaints without clear policy has been difficult.

This document provides further information regarding the process followed by the SCAA and SCANZ committees in the release of the B&H policy as a pilot.

90 Day Pilot of SCANZ and SCAA Bullying & Harrassment Policy

There have been, and continue to be, a rise in complaints of bullying and harassment in the kingdom. In response to this, and the feedback that Australia’s policy wasn’t comprehensive enough, and that New Zealand didn’t have a policy addressing B&H at all, the Board, Committee and Kingdom Seneschal have discussed at length the importance of having a policy as soon as possible, and what options we had available to us to provide this to our members and participants. A thorough discussion was had about the potential to launch the policy as a pilot vs sending out the policy for consultation.

After comprehensive discussions and considerations, we have decided to move forward with a 90-day PILOT for the Bullying & Harassment Policy.

We are aware that going live with a policy (even as a pilot) is not standard procedure. Under ordinary circumstances we would not go forward with a policy until we have requested and considered feedback. Unfortunately, we have an urgent need for a new policy.

Please click the title above to read the full announcement.

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