Membership News

    25 December 2016
    Office Closures

    We wish all our members and the wider diabetes community a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
    Stay safe and be kind to one another 🙂

    Our offices in Auckland and Wellington have now closed for 2016 and will reopen
    in the New Year on the 16 January 2017.

    8 December 2016

    Diabetes New Zealand 2020 Strategy

    At the Diabetes NZ AGM and Conference in Wellington on 26 November 2016 the following presentation
    was made by Diabetes NZ President Deb Connor.

    Diabetes New Zealand 2020 Strategy (Power Point Presentation)

    Deb would like to receive any comments via Steve Crew at
    Please submit comments back no later than 22 December 2016.
    Consultation is open for members only.

    Diabetes New Zealand Constitution

    The Constitution has been updated following a consultation period during June and July 2016.
    The changes were endorsed at the Diabetes New Zealand AGM in November 2016.

    Diabetes New Zealand Constitution (updated November 2016)


    4 October 2016

    2016 AWARDS

    *********Nominations for 2016 have now closed************

    Diabetes New Zealand Award
    Diabetes New Zealand Awards may be granted to those individuals who, through their
    achievements or contribution to the care and support of people with diabetes and
    management of diabetes have created significant benefits, whether directly or indirectly, for
    the diabetes cause in New Zealand.

    The Award recognises exceptional achievement and is made in the knowledge
    that personal sacrifices must always be part of such a contribution to diabetes.

    Sir Charles Burns Memorial Award
    This will be presented to any member of Diabetes New Zealand who can demonstrate to
    the satisfaction of the Awards Committee that he or she has managed their diabetes for
    a period of 50 years or more through the use of insulin therapy.

    Please forward nomination forms to me in confidence.

    Kind Regards

    Steve Crew
    Chief Executive
    Diabetes New Zealand

    3 October 2016

    Vacancy – Independent Board Member

    Diabetes New Zealand Inc. is seeking applications for an Independent Board Member.

    Applications must be received by the Chief Executive’s office no later than 5PM Friday 28 October 2016. 

    More information

    20 September 2016

    Notice of Election

    Diabetes New Zealand are currently seeking nominations for the two elected member positions
    on the Advisory Council.

    Who are the Advisory Council?
    The role of the Advisory Council is to be to be a source of sector knowledge, expertise and
    experience.   A full list of the roles and responsibilities of the Advisory Council can be found
    in the Diabetes New Zealand Constitution.

    Diabetes New Zealand Constitution

    Who can be nominated?
    All applicants for the Elected Advisory Council Member positions must be a full members
    of Diabetes New Zealand.

    Each nomination must be seconded by another full member of Diabetes New Zealand.

    Election Process
    Nomination forms must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016
    and are available on the Diabetes New Zealand website.

    Once the nominations are received, voting by full members will proceed for three weeks
    (6 October – 27 October 2016). This will be by post and or email.

    This information will be posted on social media and to all members will emails.

    If you have any questions regarding the election process or the function of the Advisory
    Committee please contact Diabetes New Zealand President Deb Connor by
    email C/- .

    Nomination Form – Advisory Council Members

    Annual General Meetings
    Updated 3 October 2016

    Taranaki Area Branch 11 October 2016, 1.30pm St John Hall, Regan St,
    Diabetes New Zealand 26 November 2016, 11.00am West Plaza Hotel, 100 Wakefield St,
    Diabetes Youth New Zealand 26 November 2016, 10.00am West Plaza Hotel, 100 Wakefield St,

    Membership Drive
    25 July 2016
    For the next three months we are giving away Free FitBits and PitaPit salads every week to encourage more New Zealanders to join as members of Diabetes New Zealand. Weekly draws are open to people who sign up for either Full Membership or the new Support Membership.

    Encourage your friends, family and support network to join Diabetes NZ as a Support Member today and help us strengthen our organisation!

    More Information on Membership Options

    New Membership Options
    25 July 2016
    Diabetes NZ has launched a new kind of membership to connect with more Kiwis and raise awareness about diabetes and its risks.

    A free Support Membership category was launched in July with a range of online benefits including digital access to our flagship magazine Diabetes and affiliation with the leading Kiwi charity for diabetes in New Zealand.

    Diabetes New Zealand still offers paid membership options for those who want to financially support our work and receive the full range of member benefits, including access to face-to-face support from your local branch and a hard copy of Diabetes magazine delivered to your door quarterly.

    More information

    Constitution – We need your feedback
    June – July 2016
    The Board and the Advisory Council have undertaken a review of the structure and organisation of Diabetes New Zealand Inc, now that we have completed 4 years since unification.

    As a result of that review, we are proposing some changes to the Constitution.
    Consultation Documents are available on our website now.

    Please submit your feedback by 30 July.
    We will consider your feedback and provide comments back to those who submitted feedback.

    Then the Constitution will be finalised and included in the AGM papers for consideration and approval by Members at the AGM being held on 26 November.

    Consultation has now closed
    More information

    Members Feedback – Survey
    June 2016
    We regularly seek feedback from our members about the services we provide as part of our reporting requirements to the Ministry of Health. Please take a couple of minutes to complete a short survey to let us know what we are doing well and where we can improve.