To ensure that all NZRA members are easily able to keep up with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, NZRA holds a number of different events throughout the year. Additionally, members will be kept informed of any workshops or seminars nationally or internationally which may be held by other groups or organisations.
Full time students from the different acupuncture and Chinese Medicine schools from around the country are welcome to attend Regional meetings or workshops and seminars held by NZRA.
The main event of the NZRA calendar is the Annual General Meeting and Conference which is held over three days in the middle of the year. The 2012 AGM and Conference was held on the weekend of 22, 23 and 24 June at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington.
NZRA has four Regional Representatives on the Council. The Regional Representatives are elected annually by the members in each individual region. The regions are as follows: Northern, Midlands, Central and Southern.
The 2012/3 Regional Representatives were elected at the 2012 Annual General Meeting in Wellington on 23 June 2012. They are:
Northern – Bozhao (Albert) Zhang (Auckland)
Midlands – Kim Chenery (Hastings)
Central - Jane Anderson (Wellington)
Southern – Angela Thomas (Christchurch)
The position of Regional Representative is a very important link between all the members in that particular region and the Council of NZRA. Through meeting regularly with local members, the Regional Representative is able to bring views and concerns of the members to the Council for further discussion as well as relay to local members the things that were discussed at the NZRA Council meetings.
Because it is often difficult for members in the smaller towns and rural areas to attend regular Regional Meetings, a number of smaller study groups have also been established. Regional Representatives and Study Group co-ordinators can be in contact via email or skype in the week prior to a Council meeting so that any member’s voice can be heard at a national level.
Contact details for the different study groups can be obtained from the NZRA office.