Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti Regional Council Events

New members and visitors always welcome!

For more information on any of the events below see the events calendar or contact Regional Administrator Sandy Bennett on 07 858 7205 or

2019 Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti and Midlands Regional Convention

Nurses a Voice to Lead - Health for All

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Hamilton Airport, Hamilton

For more information email Sandy Bennett on

2019 Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti Regional Council Meetings

Time: All meetings run from 5.30pm to 8:30pm


  • Tauranga: Training Room, NZNO Tauranga Office, 141 Cameron Road, Tauranga
  • Rotorua TBC
  • Whakatane TBC
Date Location Details
22 Feb Tauranga Team Building
6 Mar Rotorua Regional Council Meeting
12 Jun Whakatane Regional Council Meeting
21 Aug Tauranga Regional Council Meeting - Remits
23 Oct Tauranga Regional Council Meeting
27 Nov Tauranga Regional Council Meeting - Budget and Christmas dinner

For more information email Dwenda Rice on

Presentations from the 2017 BOP, Midlands and Tairawhiti Regional Convention

Nursing at the forefront, transforming care - Building productive workplaces

The Convention was held on Thursday 27 April 2017 at the Hamilton Airport Hotel and Conference Centre in Hamilton.

  • Dealing with workplace change - Sonya Saunders Associated Director of Student Success at Waikato University (PDF, 1.2MB)
  • Skills and knowledge needed in a productive workplace - Dr Maureen Marra Organisational Development Specialist (PDF, 1.6MB)
  • Navigating workplace relationships - Annie Bradley-Ingle PNA and Betha Weir NZNO Educator (coming soon)
  • Positive practice environments for nursing teams - Annie Bradley-Ingle PNA and Hilary Graham-Smith (PDF, 1MB)

    The 'Positive practice environments for nursing teams' presentation outlined the importance of Positive working environments and explained what they look like. It broadly addressed the nursing profession's influence on positive work environments via relevant Laws and Regulations and Professional Codes.

    It highlighted how individual nurses, nursing teams, managers and organisations measures help create and maintain positive working environments, and included information about unhealthy workplace relationships (better known as bullying) which led on to the workshops that followed.