The National Rural Health Conference (NRHC) 2022, which was due to be held 9-10 April 2022, has been postponed due to the recent announcement of our current Red Traffic Light status (under the COVID 19 Protection Framework and modelling showing the ongoing impact of the Omicron variant before, during and beyond the planned April dates. 

Our Executive Board and Conference Committee are disappointed to have to make this decision, however we know that it is the right choice as so many of you, our members, rural health colleagues and stakeholders will be unlikely to have the capacity to attend an event in April.

We have secured new dates for the event at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre of 9-10 September 2022 and sincerely hope you will be able to join us then, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and offer an exciting programme of speakers and workshops.

Covid-19 Urban vs Rural Vaccination Statistics

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is a membership and support organisation for rural health professionals. Based in Wellington, the Network’s national membership and advocacy includes both rural practices and individual members covering more than 1800 doctors, nurses, practice managers and students. 
We hold a contract with the New Zealand Government to provide a rural support and recruitment service, which we do through our NZLocums division. NZLocums recruits national and international doctors for fixed-term and permanent roles in rural general practices throughout New Zealand, as well as assisting urban general practices nationwide. 

Pandemic Emergency Roving Locums (PERL)

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network

Fri 30 April – Sat 1 May 2021

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National Rural Health Conference 2022