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Contact the committee

College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand
PO Box 2128
New Zealand

Chairperson: Sue Stebbeings

Secretary:  Amy Button

Journal Co Editors:   Dr Sandra Richardson & Polly Granger

National Committee

Position on Committee




Sue Stebbeings


Keziah Jones


Amy Button

Membership, Grants & Awards


Lyn Logan

NZ Triage courses

Tanya Meldrum

Professional Nursing Advisor (NZNO)

Suzanne Rolls


Regional Representatives


Region and role

Sue Stebbeings

Nurse Practitioner

Anna-Marie Grace

Registered Nurse

Natalie Anderson

Registered Nurse,
Professional Teaching Fellow

Lyn Logan

Midlands / Bay of Plenty 
Registered Nurse

Amy Button

Hawkes Bay / Tairawhiti
Registered Nurse

Lauren Miller

Mid Central Region
Registered Nurse

Shannon Gibbs

Nurse Practitioner


Top of South
Registered Nurse

Keziah Jones

Canterbury / Westland
Registered Nurse

Michelle Scully

Otago / Southland
Registered Nurse

Tina Konia

Te Rūnanga Rep
​Registered Nurse


Interested in becoming a CENNZ-NZNO National Committee Member?

The CENNZ committee is engaged in all things emergency nursing: strategic planning, governmental dialogue, collaboration with national agencies, development of education including delivery of the triage course, and building relationships with other organisations nationally and internationally.

To represent your region as a committee member, a commitment to advancing emergency nursing is essential.

The term of office is for 2 to 4 years.

The committee meets monthly. Most meetings are around two-hours long and held online. Three to four times per year, the CENNZ committee meets in Wellington for two full days. Committee members are expected to attend wherever possible as some of our most crucial mahi occurs kanohi ki te kanohi. Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Specific portfolios or roles within the committee require attention and work between committee meetings. Time commitment ranges from 4 to 8 hours per week, depending on the portfolio. The ability to develop and critique documents are valuable skills. Each committee member writes short regional journal reports and facilitates dialogue between committee work and important regional developments and issues.

Vacancies for Auckland Region Representative on CENNZ National Committee

There are two Auckland regional representatives on the CENNZ national committee.

Both of the regions representatives – Anna-Marie Grace & Natalie Anderson complete their four year terms at the end of this year. This early call for nomination is to facilitate transition of representatives. The second committee position will be advertised later this year.

The CENNZ committee invites nominations for a new regional representative from the Auckland region CENNZ members.

This is a rewarding, challenging role representing your region and promoting emergency nursing nationally. 

A strong commitment and interest in the development of emergency nursing is essential.

Further information about committee membership available above or from the current region representatives or by contacting

Nomination form should be completed by both nominators and nominee.

Due DATE: 1st July 2022 

Vacancy for Top of South Region Representative on CENNZ National Committee

The CENNZ national committee thank Louise Holland for her contributions to CENNZ national committee that has included the secretary role.

The committee invites nominations for a regional representative from the Top of South region CENNZ members.

Nomination form should be completed by both nominators and nominee and sent to

(Please note, all must be current members of the College, including nominee, nominator and seconder)

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Roles of office bearers for the College of Emergency Nurses NZ – NZNO National Committee

Role of the Chairperson:

The Chairperson is elected to represent the College of Emergency Nurses and acts as an advocate for emergency nurses and emergency nursing.

  • Chair annual general meetings, committee meetings, and any special executive meetings.

  • Receive reports from subcommittee meetings.

  • Liaise with NZNO‘s Coordinator of Professional National Structure, and the Section and College representative NZNO Board of Directors.

  • Advise NZNO, the Nursing Council or other interested bodies on Emergency Nursing issues.

  • Direct the affairs of the college.

  • Implement policy decisions made at conference.

  • Provide support to national committee and college members.

  • Ex officio member of all College of Emergency Nurses committees and networks.

Role of the Secretary:

  • Organise meetings and teleconferences in conjunction with committee members.

  • Liaise with the Chairperson over matters that need to be dealt with e.g. Agendas.  correspondence received and sent.

  • Prepare minutes and send to all members within specified time.

  • Manage and circulate all relevant correspondence as applicable.

  • Keep all files in order and keep records of all data received.

  • Keep an updated list of all national committee members’ address, email, phone/fax numbers.

Role of the Treasurer:

  • Work with the NZNO accountant assigned to the college to keep accurate and up to date financial accounts for the college.

  • Supply a financial report each year to NZNO on proposed balance sheet for the next year.

  • Present the annual budget to the Annual General Meeting.

  • Ensure an annual audit of accounts for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.

Portfolios within the committee:

  • Chairperson

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Triage Coordinator

  • Journal

  • Membership

  • Website

  • Awards

  • Repository

  • Knowledge and Skills Framework

  • Advanced Emergency Nurses Network

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CENNZ Committee Meeting Dates


Face to Face Meetings - (Covid dependent)

  • May 12-13th
  • August 18-19th
  • November 3rd-4th

Zoom meetings

4.00pm - 5.00pm

  • March 17th
  • April 13th
  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • September 8th
  • October 20th
  • December 8th

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