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Delegates

Your delegates and what they do

WHO ARE YOUR DELEGATES?

See the list below to find your local delegate. If you require assistance getting in touch with any of our delegates please contact the RDA office and we can help out, email ask@nzrda.org.nz.

WHAT DOES A DELEGATE DO?

Delegates provide an important link between our members and the RDA office – this may include organising RDA meetings and talking to new employees about the benefits of RDA membership such as belonging to a strong collective group. Where appropriate delegates will also provide support to members about workplace issues.

In the video below, Dr Sarah Rance, RMO at Southland Hospital in Invercargill, talks about what it’s like to be a delegate. You can watch other videos of your delegates, members, and executive team on our Meet Your Delegates page.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DELEGATE?

The delegate role is a very rewarding one – as a delegate you have the opportunity to develop negotiation and problem solving skills, to help others less able speak out and to have a real say in the future direction of your profession. The role of delegate is a learning process and we are always available at the RDA office should you have any questions. We hold training for delegates every year which is a fun way to meet other delegates, learn about your employment agreement and rights and also how to help other members.

GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE

If you are interested in becoming a delegate we suggest you have a face to face chat with one of our current delegates who can answer any questions you may have about the role. You can email us here at the RDA office at ask@nzrda.org.nz and we can provide you with further information about the role for you to look over.

Delegate Training 2018

Delegate Training in 2018 was held at Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat, Lake Okataina, Rotorua on 21-23 March. A review of the training, written by RDA delegates Dr Oscar Eaton and Dr Ashley Fandrick, is now available. It was a great 3 and a half days and an awesome opportunity to meet other doctors from around the country. We learned more about the role of the RDA and how to interpret our MECA. Thank you to all those that worked hard in making this year’s delegate training such a success!

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DELEGATES TRAINING REVIEW (2017)

Delegates training 2017 could be summed up with several key words: bad weather, mud, dislocated shoulders, delicious food/wine and MECA discussions. Click here to read Dr Morgan Pedersen and Dr William Ladyman’s review of the training event.

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Do you need to claim reimbursement for member-related expenses? Download the form.

Click below, and when the file opens please download the form (click on the button that looks like a downward-pointing arrow with the line below it, which is probably in the top right corner of the window). Once downloaded, fill it in, save it, and then send to us. 

Register for Delegate Training 2019

Delegate training for 2019 will be held from Wednesday March 27 to Saturday March 30 at Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Register for the training conference using the form below.

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Current Delegates

Auckland DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Devarshi Bhattacharyya Auckland
Dr Kathryn Foster Auckland
Dr Merran Bennett Auckland
Dr Teresa Vanderboor Auckland
Dr Patrick O’Regan Auckland
Dr David Bellamy Auckland
Dr Thomas Paterson Auckland

 

Bay of Plenty DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Nick Erskine Bay of Plenty
Dr Ralston D’Souza Tauranga
Dr Scott Daniel Tauranga
Dr Nicolas Thorburn Tauranga
Dr Jonathan Davis Bay of Plenty

 

Canterbury DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Isaac MacDonald Christchurch
Dr Hannah Scowcroft Christchurch
Dr Vanessa Bowden Christchurch
Dr Korawan Erika Sirisomboonwong Christchurch
Dr Rebecca Craw Christchurch
Dr Thomas Wilkinson Christchurch

 

Capital & Coast DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Ben Paterson Wellington
Dr Cathal McCloy Kenepuru
Dr Brdget Watson Wellington
Dr Tim Lequeux Wellington
Dr Rohit Katial Wellington
Dr Tessa Ramsden Wellington

 

Counties Manukau DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Sam Holford Middlemore
Dr Glenn Williams Middlemore
Dr Chi Sing Lam Middlemore
Dr Maple Feng Goh Middlemore
Dr Soane Misiloi Middlemore
Dr Sunny Li Middlemore
Dr Joevy Lim Middlemore

 

GP Training/RNZCGP

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Helen Saywell GPEP
Dr Morgan Pedersen GPEP
Dr Katherine Gordon GPEP
Dr Sarah Rance GPEP

 

Hawkes Bay DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr William Ladyman Hastings
Dr Juliet Kane Hastings
Dr Samuel McConville Hastings
Dr Alex Hedley Hastings

 

Hutt Valley DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Courtney Brown Hutt Valley
Dr Ethan Ward Hutt Valley
Dr William Blackburne Hutt Valley

 

 

Lakes DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Joel Winders Rotorua
Dr Kopa Manahi Rotorua

 

Locum

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Benjamin Ng-Wai Shing Locum
Dr Natasha McCombe Locum
Dr Richard Chen Locum

 

MidCentral DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Michelle Pragassen Palmerston North
Dr Angelo Di Bartolo Palmerston North
Dr Midori Fujino Palmerston North
Dr Mike Fleete Palmerston North
Dr Henry Schofield Palmerston North
Dr Joshua Oskam Palmerston North

 

Nelson Marlborough DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Alexander Hosking Nelson
Dr Jordon Gibbs Wairau

 

Northland DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Briar Mannering Whangarei
Dr Andrew Riddell Whangarei
Dr Ashwini Pondicherry Whangarei
Dr James Enright Whangarei
Dr Thomas Reynolds Whangarei
Dr Timothy Hopgood Whangarei

 

South Canterbury DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Andrew Riddell Timaru

 

 

Southern DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Jessica Kelly Southland
Dr Layla Hehir Dunedin
Dr James Anderson Dunedin
Dr Michael Dawson Dunedin
Dr Rosa Tobin Stickings Dunedin

 

Tairawhiti DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Charlotte O’Leary Gisborne

 

 

Taranaki DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Tara Fox Taranaki
Dr Philip Fox Taranaki
Dr Oscar Eaton Taranaki
Dr Ashley Fandrick Taranaki

 

 

Waikato DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Jessie Ma Waikato
Dr Sarah Hunter Waikato
Dr Samuel Anderson Waikato
Dr Nina Luo Waikato
Dr Natalia Sjardin Waikato
Dr Shriranshini Satheakeerthy Waikato

 

 

Wairarapa DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr William Blackburne Masterton

 

Waitemata DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Cecilia Linudottir North Shore
Dr Ji Soo Kim North Shore
Dr Joel Kranz North Shore
Dr Rea Joseph North Shore

 

West Coast DHB

First name
Surname
Location

 

Whanganui DHB

First name
Surname
Location
Dr Andrew Ashworth Whanganui
Dr Shona Jian Whanganui