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Contact the committee

College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand
PO Box 2128
New Zealand

Chairperson: Sue Stebbeings

Secretary:  Amy Button

Journal Co Editors:   Dr Sandra Richardson & Polly Granger

National Committee

Position on Committee




Sue Stebbeings


Kaidee Hesford


Amy Button

Membership, Grants & Awards


Kathryn Wadsworth

NZ Triage courses

Katie Smith

Professional Nursing Advisor (NZNO)

Suzanne Rolls


Regional Representatives


Region and role

Sue Stebbings

Nurse Practitioner

Anna-Marie Grace

Registered Nurse

Natalie Anderson

Registered Nurse,
Professional Teaching Fellow

Linda Logan

Midlands / Bay of Plenty 
Registered Nurse

Amy Button

Hawkes Bay / Tairawhiti
Registered Nurse

Lauren Miller

Mid Central Region
Registered Nurse

Kathryn Wadsworth

Registered Nurse


Top of South
Registered Nurse

Keziah Jones

Canterbury / Westland
Registered Nurse

Tanya Meldrum

Otago / Southland
Registered Nurse

Tina Konia

Te Rūnanga Rep
​Registered Nurse


Interested in becoming a CENNZ-NZNO National Committee Member?

If you are interested in an enjoyable, challenging role representing your region, promoting emergency nursing nationally and meeting like-minded emergency nurses, then this is the role for you.  You do require a commitment and interest in the development of emergency nursing.

By becoming a committee member for CENNZ you will be involved in strategic planning, governmental dialogue, collaboration with national agencies, development of education for emergency nurses and networking with other emergency nurses nationally and internationally.

The term of office is for 2 years (maximum of 4 years) and requires a moderate time commitment.  There are four face-to-face meetings per year (which are for 2 days each) and a monthly half hour teleconference.  Each committee member writes a short journal report four times per year. The role also involves other committee responsibilities between meetings as well as disseminating information back to your region.

Committee members are required to have the ability to write and critique their own as well as others’ documents. It is essential that they are competent computer users (able to use Microsoft Word and preferably Excel), have internet access, the ability to access remotely stored CENNZ documents, as well as being able to have regular access to email. 

New vacancy for Top of South Region Representative on CENNZ National Committee

The CENNZ national committee thank Louise Holland for her contributions to CENNZ national committee that has included the secretary role.

The committee invites nominations for a new regional representative from the Top of South region CENNZ members.

Nomination form should be completed by both nominators and nominee and sent to

(Please note, all must be current members of the College, including nominee, nominator and seconder)

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Roles of office bearers for the College of Emergency Nurses NZ – NZNO National Committee

Role of the Chairperson:

The Chairperson is elected to represent the College of Emergency Nurses and acts as an advocate for emergency nurses and emergency nursing.

  • Chair annual general meetings, committee meetings, and any special executive meetings.

  • Receive reports from subcommittee meetings.

  • Liaise with NZNO‘s Coordinator of Professional National Structure, and the Section and College representative NZNO Board of Directors.

  • Advise NZNO, the Nursing Council or other interested bodies on Emergency Nursing issues.

  • Direct the affairs of the college.

  • Implement policy decisions made at conference.

  • Provide support to national committee and college members.

  • Ex officio member of all College of Emergency Nurses committees and networks.

Role of the Secretary:

  • Organise meetings and teleconferences in conjunction with committee members.

  • Liaise with the Chairperson over matters that need to be dealt with e.g. Agendas.  correspondence received and sent.

  • Prepare minutes and send to all members within specified time.

  • Manage and circulate all relevant correspondence as applicable.

  • Keep all files in order and keep records of all data received.

  • Keep an updated list of all national committee members’ address, email, phone/fax numbers.

Role of the Treasurer:

  • Work with the NZNO accountant assigned to the college to keep accurate and up to date financial accounts for the college.

  • Supply a financial report each year to NZNO on proposed balance sheet for the next year.

  • Present the annual budget to the Annual General Meeting.

  • Ensure an annual audit of accounts for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.

Portfolios within the committee:

  • Chairperson

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Triage Coordinator

  • Journal

  • Membership

  • Website

  • Awards

  • Repository

  • Knowledge and Skills Framework

  • Advanced Emergency Nurses Network

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CENNZ Committee Meeting Dates


Face to Face Meetings

  • 14/15 May 2021
  • 13/14 August 2021
  • 30 September/1October 2021

Teleconference meetings

4.00pm - 5.00pm

  • 1st Thursday of the month

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CENNZ Strategic Plan

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