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New Zealand Medical Association Welcomes Long Awaited Health System Reforms
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has welcomed the health sector reforms announced today by Minister of Health Andrew Little, and the bold systemic and legislative changes they involve. NZMA…

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NZMA Elections 2021 Results
The voting period for the NZMA Elections 2021 has now closed, and we are pleased to announce the results. The new members of your Board and Councils are as follows: Chair - Alistair Humphrey Deputy…

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NZMA Board Deputy Chair Announcement
The nomination period for the NZMA Elections is now closed. We received a number of nominations across the available positions - thank you to all who were nominated, we appreciate your support and ent…

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NZMA Welcomes Government's Announcement Of List Of Life-Shortening Conditions For Early Kiwisaver Access
NZMA welcomes today's Government announcement of the list of life-shortening conditions guaranteeing early Kiwisaver access. These regulations help achieve equity for people with life shorting condit…

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2021 NZMA Board Medical Student Representative
NZMA is thrilled to announce the Medical Student Representative on the NZMA Board for 2021 will be Duncan Finlayson. Duncan was elected to be the representative by his peers, following an unusual tie…

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Open letter to the Prime Minister & Minister for Climate Change
Dear Prime Minister and Minister Shaw,   The New Zealand Medical Association welcomes the announcement (2/12/20) by the Government on Climate Emergency.   In September 2019, NZMA declared climate c…

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NZMA Briefing To The Incoming Minister Of Health 2020
NZMA welcomes Hon Andrew Little to his recently appointed role of Minister of Health, and the new Associate Ministers, Hon Peeni Henare, Hon Ayesha Verrall, and Hon Aupito William Sio. We also welcome…

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2021 Doctors-in-Training Council PGY1 Representative
NZMA is delighted to announce the 2021 PGY1 Representative on the Doctors-in-Training Council is Anastasia Shoebridge. Anastasia will be commencing her PGY1 year in Christchurch, after completing her…

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Public Transport Distancing Requirements Relaxed
The Ministry of Health has reviewed their guidelines for physical distancing on public transport to determine if they are still required at Alert Level 2 (or below). The Ministry’s assessment is that…

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NZMA Releases Election Manifesto – Where Are The Health Policies?
In anticipation of October’s General Election, New Zealand Medical Association has released its election manifesto, outlining policies to improve health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. As the electi…

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At Midday 12 August 2020 Covid Alert Level Changes
As of Tuesday, 11 August there are four new positive cases of COVID-19 of unknown origin. Read the Ministry of Health's media release for more information. ‍ At noon, Wednesday 12 August, New Zealan…

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NZMA Working Tirelessly For You Our Members - Here's How
The NZMA is working tirelessly for you in a number of ways including: taking your concerns to the highest  level of Government, Ministry of Heath, DHBs & PHOs to raise and address these getting issue…

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COVID-19 Information
Kia Kaha Aotearoa As of 6am, Sunday 28 February, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3. The rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2. NZMA signposts to the Ministry of Health and other Governmen…

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NZMA Board Elections
The 2020 NZMA Board Elections now openElections close at 4pm, Thursday 9 April. The Board has two vacancies and there are three nominations. Your candidate profiles are listed below. Members will re…

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2019 Teaching Awards - RMO Shortlist
The NZMA and NZMSA are looking for further examples of excellent teaching displayed by the RMO finalists for the 2019 New Zealand Medical Teaching Awards.   If you know of, or have worked with any of…

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2019 Teaching Awards - SMO Shortlist
NZMA and NZMSA are looking for further examples of excellent teaching displayed by the shortlisted SMO finalists for the 2019 New Zealand Medical Teaching Awards.   If you know of, or have worked wit…

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2020 Doctors-In-Training PGY1 Representative
Congratulations to Jibi Kunnethedam who has been elected as the 2020 PGY1 representative on the NZMA Doctors-in-Training Council.   You may recall Jibi was the NZMSA President in 2018 and in 2019 was…

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2020 NZMA Board Medical Student Representative
Congratulations and welcome to Karan Banker as he has been elected into the role of 2020 NZMA Board Medical Student Representative.  Karan is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Aucklan…