It is our pleasure to welcome you to the NZAPS Scientific Meeting to be held in Queenstown 5-7 September 2014. Queenstown in September offers the best of Central Otago; skiing, golf, mountain-biking, wineries and many other enticements. The Meeting this year will have a New Zealand focus with Consultant and Registrar talks on a wide variety of topics; both scientific and with a more political slant. As in previous years we are very grateful for the support of affiliated industry. We look forward to seeing you all again in the South, and trust you will stay long enough to enjoy all that the region has to offer.