2021 ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

The ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui, taking place from 26-28 February 2021, is now open for registration. Join us 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
and the Organising committee: Dr Joanna Coates, Dr Tom Fernandez, Dr Andy Childs and Kiri Rikihana


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.

COVID-19 Information

The college is monitoring the situation via Australian and New Zealand government websites where coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts are regularly updated with the latest medical advice and official reports.

In the meantime, this event is going ahead as scheduled.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our fellows, trainees, international medical graduate specialists and staff, and we will act on any advice from our governments and keep our fellows and trainees informed of any developments in relation to infection control and our exams or meetings.

For information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please see the Australian Department of Health website and the New Zealand Ministry of Health website.

Clinical information on coronavirus for anaesthetists can be found on the COVID-19 library guide.

ANZCA is actively engaging and working with our partners and this includes work with the venue on appropriate infection control during the event.

Queries about ANZCA events can be directed to events@anzca.edu.au

Invited speakers

Delegates will hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers. You can find full details in the event program.


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.

Other workshops include:

  • Waka paddling/drills
  • Carving workshop


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 cultural performance, 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.

Registration information

Registration is now open and fees include the welcome reception, meeting dinner Hāngi and concert, all lunches, morning and afternoon teas.

Additional bookings for workshops and the Hāngi can be purchased at time of registration. 

All registration fees are quoted in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of GST. 

If you have a College ID, you can register online. If not, please use the registration form.


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 under the practice evaluation Cultural competency activity at 2 credits per hour (capped at 10 credits per year).
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 #NZNC21

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    26 February - 28 February

  • Time


  • Location

    Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Last updated 19:37 25.04.2021