2021 ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

The ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui, which was due to run from 18-20 November, has unfortunately been postponed. But we are very happy to let you know that the hui will now be taking place from 26-28 February 2021. Keep this date in your diaries for this significant hui which will canvass themes of leadership, cultural safety and equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi in health.

Haumi ē-! Hui ē-! Tāiki ē-! | To draw together as one, progress our common purpose.
Tēnā koutou kātoa
Hosted by the ANZCA New Zealand National Committee (NZNC), this hui will canvass themes of leadership, cultural safety and equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi in health. Fittingly the venue is the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Waitangi is a place of cultural, spiritual and historical significance for Aotearoa New Zealand. It has been a site of important gatherings for hundreds of years. With panoramic sea views, park like grounds and lush native bush, Waitangi will be a very special meeting place for our delegates.

There will also be an opportunity for you to attend unique cultural experiences such as a pōwhiri, hāngi and a concert, behind the scenes museum tours and workshops.

We look forward to sharing all the beauty the Bay of Islands has to offer with you in February 2021.

Ngā mihi nui
Dr Jennifer Woods, Convenor


Location and venue

The hui will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with the main program taking place in Tahuaroa, the brand new modern and purpose-built function centre which opened in early 2020.

Waitangi is located in the Bay of Islands. This area is known for its stunning coastal scenery golden beaches and kauri forests in the country’s northernmost subtropical region. It offers a range of activities including sailing, kayaking, tramping, and cultural experiences that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. All this and the Bay of Islands is just a three hour drive or 45 minute flight from Auckland.


The program will be available November 2020.

Invited speakers

We are very excited to have a fantastic line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines, which include: 

  • Associate Professor Elana Curtis
  • Dr Curtis Walker
  • Dr Rachelle Love
  • Dr Maxine Ronald
  • Dr Owen Sinclair
  • Dr Jo Sinclair
  • Dr Mataroria Lyndon
  • Dr Marco Meijer
  • Dr Christine Taylor
  • Dr Stu Marshall
  • Dr Nani Tagaloa
  • Mark Lawrence


The meeting will include a Te Reo Māori workshop (introduction to basic Māori language) and a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Both these activities fall under the ANZCA and FPM CPD program Cultural Competency activity and can be claimed under the Practice evaluation category at two credits per hour.

Social program

Social activities at the meeting will include:  

Welcome drinks, Friday 26 February
Welcome drinks with grazing platters will take place at the conclusion of the day’s plenary session at Waitangi. This is included in your registration. Join us to catch up with your colleagues and discuss the day’s sessions.
Hāngi and concert, Saturday 27 February
Enjoy dinner cooked in a hāngi – a traditional Māori earth oven. Hāngi chefs will explain this ancient cooking technique before guests experience a traditional Māori welcome and a cultural performance specific to the region.

Optional activities can be selected at the time of registration and will include:

  • Haka Waka paddling/drills
  • Kapa Haka workshop
  • Carving workshop
  • Friday lunch at the famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell 

Cost and registration

Registration will open November 2020. Keep an eye out for the events e-newsletter for further information.

Registration fees will include the welcome reception, meeting dinner Hāngi and concert, all lunches, morning and afternoon teas. Additional bookings for workshops, the Hāngi and concert and optional activities can be purchased at time of registration. All registration fees are quoted in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of GST. 


A limited number of rooms have been reserved for a special group rate. We strongly recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible to ensure you secure these discounted rates. The group online booking code is currently active with the room types detailed below.

Standard garden view room:
Single occupancy = NZD$195 including breakfast
Double occupancy = NZD$215 including breakfast
Superior plus sea view room:
Single occupancy = NZD$250 including breakfast
Double occupancy = NZD$270 including breakfast

To make your booking please do this via the hotel website.

Once on the website you will need to select the dates required and click on advanced search' and enter the below code into the 'use a group code' field and click 'book now'. The online booking code is: ANZCA21.

We encourage you to book online as the Copthorne is currently closed with limited staff onsite.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

ANZCA and FPM CPD Program approval
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories.
Knowledge and skills activities
Lectures for one credit per hour. Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.
If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #NZNC20

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    26 February - 28 February

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands

Last updated 12:23 17.10.2020