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  • Jean adds a doctorate to her CV

    Date published
    1 Dec 2016

    Nurse, educator and long-time New Zealand Rural General Practice Network member, Jean Ross, has added a doctorate to her curriculum vitae. She recently had her PhD, which focused on the delivery of rural health care and nursing practice, accepted by the University of Otago.



  • Practice ownership key in looming GP shortage

    Date published
    2 Nov 2016

    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is applauding the publication of a “Practice Ownership Resource” by the Royal New Zealand College of GPs.

    “With rural general practice ownership now becoming more diverse and with a looming GP retirement bubble, other members of the rural general practice team will benefit from the valuable insights and information that the resource offers,” says NZRGPN Chairperson Sharon Hansen, who was at the official launch in Wellington on November 2.  

  • Palliative care review feedback sought

    Date published
    11 Feb 2016

    The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback from the Primary Care sector during the initial phase of the Review of Adult Palliative Care Services. 

  • SuperSeniors website launched

    Date published
    21 Sep 2015

    The new SuperSeniors website was launched recently by Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Senior Citizens Maggie Barry. The website is designed to be a gateway for older New Zealanders and a place where seniors can access information they will find useful, relevant and enjoyable. It will have a whole host of information from getting out and about, cooking, health and wellbeing, to planning where you want to live. 

  • Extended regional air service a good start

    Date published
    31 Aug 2015

    Today's announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chief executive Dalton Kelly.


  • Peter Snow Memorial Award 2017

    start date - end date:
    19 Aug 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
    Rural NZ

    Do you know of a medical or nursing colleague in rural health worthy of this accolade?
    Nominations are now open for the annual Peter Snow Memorial Award to be announced at the Network’s 2017 conference in Wellington, March 30 – April 2.
    The award was set up to honour the life and work of Dr Peter Snow who passed away in March 2006. Dr Snow was a rural general practitioner based in Tapanui. For more information, nomination guidelines or to nominate someone click HERE.

  • Conference registration offer to Otago region

    start date - end date:
    13 Dec 2016 - 22 Feb 2017

    Attention all Nurses/Midwives/Allied Health Professionals/Practice Managers and Senior Administration staff in Rural Hospitals and Rural General Practices within the Otago Region.

    The Otago Community Trust (OCT) has agreed to sponsor up to 10 people from the Otago region to attend the National Rural Health Conference in Wellington from March 30 to April 2, 2017

    OCT will sponsor each successful applicant with up to $1000 incl GST to cover the cost of registration, accommodation and/or flights for the conference. Any expenses outside of this cannot be claimed.

  • Be an Early Bird, register now for Conference 2017

    start date - end date:
    30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
    TSB Arena, Wellington


    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference 2017 website is now live – outlining the academic programme, accommodation options and social events. Follow the LINK to access the website and to register. (Please note that some programme content is subject to final confirmation of topics and speakers.)

    The conference theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora” and the TSB Arena-Shed 6 complex on the Wellington waterfront is the venue. The dates are March 30 to April 2.


Network News Summer 2016-17


Kaz takes the long road for Arthritis NZ


PRIME services review - an update


Conference 2017 - mark your calendar


New students reps on Network Board


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Alliancing update

Chris Farrelly, Rose Lightfoot and Sam Bartrum discuss Rural SLATs in Northland.

See also Auckland Waitemata Alliance Summary Report and Appendices.