NZRA Conference and AGM
22 May 2013
2013 AGM and Conference
Rydges Hotel, Wellington
Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2013
We are very pleased to announce that reknowned author and international lecturer, Will Maclean will be joining us this year and will present a lecture on Saturday morning before the AGM and a full day seminar on Sunday.
Although we planned originally to not hold a conference at all this year because many members are planning on attending the 8th World Conference on Acupuncture in Sydney in November, it became apparent that there was still a need to hold a quality event in association with our Annual General Meeting. The conference this year will be held over two days rather than our usual three and costs will be kept to a minimum.
Many NZRA members have joined various online seminars to hear Will present and the feedback has been very positive. The weekend is a wonderful opportunity to hear Will present "in person" and to take full advantage of his extensive skills and knowledge.
An important part of any conference is the chance to catch up with friends and colleagues from throughout the country - we will have that opportunity on Saturday evening after the AGM. Canapes, drinks and light entertainment will be provided at the conference venue.
has offered a discounted rate for those attending the conference but members must make their own bookings, quoting the NZRA reference number H-NRA0613
Click here for full details of the weekend and for registration.
William Wong Doo Award
The William Wong Doo Award will again be presented to an NZRA member who has shown outstanding commitment to the profession. NZRA members were asked to nominate the person/s they think should receive this award in 2013 and the final decision on the recipient will be made by the NZRA Council. The winner will be announced and presented with the award at the AGM on Saturday 22 June 2013.The award is very generously sponsored by the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM.
The World Federation of Acupuncture Societies 8th World Conference on Acupuncture will be held on 2, 3 and 4 November 2013 in Sydney. As a result of the strong ongoing relationship NZRA has with AACMA, we are very pleased to announce that AACMA will extend their Members Registration rates to all NZRA members. This will be a significant saving to those NZRA members who wish to cross the Tasman for the conference. AACMA is also prepared to accept payment over a number of months - you will need to contact AACMA directly to put this arrangement into place. Please note that these deals are available only to NZRA members - not to everyone from New Zealand who wishes to attend the WFAS2013 Conference.
Whilst details of the closest accomodation are available on the AACMA page, NZRA members may wish to look at different alternatives. There are many lower priced venues in close proximity to Darling Harbour which may be more affordable.
Please note that the conference is running Saturday/Sunday/Monday and not Friday/Saturday/Sunday as we would normally expect.
Click here for the AACMA website and full details about the WFAS 2013conference.
NZRA 2012 Conference and AGM
The 2012 Conference, with the theme of "Celebrating 35 years of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New Zealand" was held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington over the weekend of 22-24 June. More than 120 practitioners from around the country were joined by colleagues from the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association and representatives from the NZ School of Acupuncture and TCM, the NZ Chiropractic Association and the Osteopathic Society of NZ. Representatives from the Ministry of Health, ACC, NZQA and Canterbury University also attended.
2012 NZRA Conference Tim Haiselden and Selwyn Wong Doo