At the 2014 AAPNZ Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 9 August at the Novotel Tainui Hotel in Hamilton, Wendy Rapana was confirmed as the new National President for the year ahead.   The immediate Past President Lorraine McKeown gave her valedictory speech at the Awards Dinner and then introduced the new National President to members, guests and sponsors.  The National Executive Team is made up of Vice President Shirley-Anne Pearce, 2nd Vice President and National Administrator Denise McElwain, Central Regional Leader Nicki Williamson and in two new roles representing our metropolitan areas are Vicki Faint (Wellington GP) and Kim Donovan (Auckland GP).


The theme for 2014 - 2015 period as announced by the new National President, Wendy Rapana is:


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Professional Development

Doreen Smart Scholarship now available for members to apply for; $1000 scholarship towards your own professional development! Click here for more information.  Applications need to be in by 15 November.  For more information contact enquiries@aapnz.org.nz

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