National Council Meetings

Below is a record of previously held National Council meetings. Click here for the upcoming meeting. 

National Council Meeting 3 - 12–13 March in Wellington


Saturday 12 March 2016 – 9:30am to 5pm / Sunday 13 March 2016 – 9.30am to 4pm  

St Andrew’s On The Terrace, Conference Rooms 1 and 2, 30 The Terrace, Wellington


Saturday 12th March. 

09:30AM      Welcome and Apologies. 

9:45 AM     Agenda Review.. 

10.00AM    Deliberation on three-year Work Programme. 

                  A.              Governance. 

                                  National Council 

                                    National office  


                                    Special Officers. 

10.30AM    Morning break. 

                  B.              Research & Education. 

    2016 National Conference (penclled in for July) 

Diplomats Seminar Series. 

    UN Public Education Seminar 

                  C.           Growth and Consolidation. 

                  D.              UN Reform.. 

                  E.              Networks. 

12:30 – 1:30 PM    Lunch Break. 

1:30 – 2:30 pm    Invited Guest speaker 

2:30 pm       Deliberation on three-year Work Programme (continues) 

                  F.               UN Banner Days. 

                  G.              The question of defining ‘Membership’ 

5:00pm          Social time followed by buffet dinner 

Sunday 14 March. 

9:30 AM      Procedures and Processes of the National Council 

10.00AM   Approval of Minutes. 

10.15 AM  Matters arising from the minutes. 

10.30AM    Morning break. 

11:00AM    AGM issues. 

11.20AM   Reports Received. 

12.30PM     Lunch. 

1:30 PM       Intern Programme. 

National Council Meeting - 14-15 November 2015 at Waiheke Island


Agenda (with links to the associated documents)


Saturday 14th November 

Welcome and Apologies.

Procedures and Processes of the National Council 

Amendments and Approval of Minutes from NC 1

I.            Review of Functions of the Council 

II.           Motion: that UNANZ accepts the NC 1 (May 2015) Minutes

III       Matters arising from the minutes: 

Correspondence to National Council 

I Letter from the Office of the Speaker

II Queen's Birthday Honours

 President’s report – Graham Hassall 

Treasurer’s report – Paul Oliver & Financial Position

We the Peoples Trust. & Financial Position

National Council Photo.


Reports and Recommendations.

A. Reports and remits from Branches.

1. Canterbury – Lynette Hardie Wills.

2. Northern – Gary Russell.

3. Tauranga – Gray Southon.

4. UN Youth – Jason Armishaw (Bhen Goodsir attending) (no written report received)

5. Wanganui – Kate Smith. 

6. Wellington – Bal Devgun & Robin Halliday. 

          - Report on Three minutes to Midnight

B. Reports and remits from Groups. 

             Waikato Group – Mano Manoharan.

C. Affiliates Reports.

Soka Gakkai International – Joycelyn Raffile.

Baha'i Community - Paddy Payne

D. Reports and Recommendations from other members of National Council 

1.        Kate Dewes.

2.        John-Paul Bizoza.

3.        Graqcielli Ghizzi-Hall – Programmes Coordinator

E. Reports and Recommendations from Special Officers.

1.     Humanitarian Affairs – Jean Paul Biziza.

2.     Human Rights – John Morgan.

3.     Sustainable Development – Gray Southon.

4.     WFUNA Liaison – Joy Dunsheath.

5.     UN Renewal – Kennedy Graham - No Report received.

6. UN Security Council - Negar Partow.

Deliberation on three-year Work Programme. 

A.      Governance  (see the minutes of the meeting below)

1.       National Council

2.       The operation of the national office.

3.       Finances.

B.       Research & Education.  (see the minutes of the meeting below)

1.           2016 National Conference.

2.           Diplomats Seminar Series.

3.           Global Citizens of the Pacific.

C.         Growth and Consolidation.  (see the minutes of the meeting below)

D.         UN Reform.  (see the minutes of the meeting below)

E.         Networks.  (see the minutes of the meeting below)

F          UN Banner Days.  (see the minutes of the meeting below)


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