PNC Regional Updates

The Perioperative Nurses College is comprised of nine geographic regions.

Click on a region below to read about the events and news from your area, or scroll down for all nine.

Next PNC Conference

The next Perioperative Nurses Conference will be held in Hamilton

17 - 19 October 2019


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Auckland/Northland Region

Auckland, Whangarei and Kaitaia - the Auckland/Northland Region covers Perioperative Nurses from the Bombay Hills to Cape Reinga.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson:  Johanna McCamish

Secretary:   Gillian Martin

Treasurer: Gillian Martin

MINNZ Representative: Gillian Martin

Regional Representative for the National Committee:

Council Members:   Shona Matthews, Tracey Lee, Carol Burnside, Sandy Gallagher 

Dissector representatives: Shona Matthews, Tracy Lee, Thelma Patterson, Sian Mitchell

  • ​Further regional dates - TBA (please forward ideas to Johanna)
Paediatric Study Day

17 August 2019
Auckland Hospital

Save the date flyer

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Central North Island Region

Central North Island Region includes the following: Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Tokoroa, Thames and Whakatane.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Lucy Johnson

Secretary: Robyn Clifford

Treasurer: Abby Rickard

Regional Representative for the National Committee:
Cassandra Raj

MINNZ Representative: Irene Gray

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Ruahine Egmont Region

Ruahine Egmont Region covers New Plymouth, Wanganui and Palmerston North.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Heather Richardson

Secretary: Bettina Marenzi

Treasurer: Diane McClelland 

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Karen Prendiville

MINNZ Rep: Vacant

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Hawkes Bay Region

Hawkes Bays includes Gisborne, Napier and Hastings.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Alisha Bason,

Secretary: Rochelle Holder,

Treasurer: Rebecca Rawnsley,

MINNZ Rep: Fiona Unac

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Amanda Hammond

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Wellington Region

The Wellington region encompasses Wellington, Kapiti,  Hutt Valley and Masterton.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson:  Vacant

Vice Chairperson: Vacant

Secretary: Karen Hall,
Boulcott Hospital, PO Box 31-459, Lower Hutt

Treasurer: Emma Brooks

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Juliet Asbery

Education fund

Education Fund Committee: Robyn Sherwood, Lynda De Sa, Heather Fussell, Jackie Funnell

Funding available for Wellington Members 

2018 Meeting dates:

Meetings start at 7.00pm, Guest speaker at 7.30pm till 8.30pm

7th February 2018

Wakefield Hospital

27th March 2018

Bowen Hospital

16th May 2018

Wellington Hospital

3rd  July 2017

Hutt Hospital

22nd  August 2018


Boulcott Hospital

9th October 2018

Southern Cross Hospital

28th November 2018

Kenepuru Hospital

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Nelson Marlborough Region

Nelson Marlborough includes Nelson, Blenheim and surrounds.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Bronnie Ball, 

Vice Chairperson: Berice Beach,

Secretary: Sandy Tuck,

Treasurer: Anne Fryer

Dissector Representative: Sandy Tuck,

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Sabine Mueller

MINNZ Representative:  Valerie Weir Van Til,

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Canterbury West Coast Region

The Canterbury West Coast region comprises of members from Christchurch, Greymouth, Timaru and Ashburton.  

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson:  Diane Darley,

Secretary: Sarah Elley,

Treasurer:  Robyn Strachan,

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Ali Perry

Council Members:

  • Dee Cassels
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Otago Region

Dunedin and surrounds

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Patti De Klerk,

Secretary: Carol Osten

Treasurer: Kristy Pauling, 

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Sarah Eaton

MINNZ Representative: Vanessa Cocks

Committe Members: Aimee Keogh, Annie Chapman, Sandra Millis, Maria Labay

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Southland Region

Southland Region spans the southern coastline from the Otago border around the south and Stewart Island up to Westland and across to Queenstown.

Regional contacts and representatives

Chairperson: Trevor Hardwick

Secretary: Leanne Dalley

Treasurer: Amber Frith

Regional Representative for the National Committee: Leanne Dalley

MINNZ Representative: Jacquie Hazlett

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