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Become a member

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network offers membership to organisations and individuals with an
interest in rural health.


Organisation Membership

Organisational membership is available to organisations with an interest in rural health and the purposes of Hauora Taiwhenua.

Individual Membership

Individual membership is available to rural health professionals or any individual who has a direct interest in rural health and the purposes of Hauora Taiwhenua.


There are nine chapters that make up Hauora Taiwhenua. These chapters represent the array of rural health professions and interests.

Our Chapters are:

As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua, you will be invited to join one or more chapters depending on your profession and interests. Your primary chapter will be the one that best describes your profession, role or interest within rural health sector. You are welcome to join additional chapters based on your interests or involvement.

Why become a member of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network?

As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua, you will be a part of a collective rural voice advocating for the health and wellbeing of rural New Zealanders.

In your chapter, you will become part of a community of like-minded rural health professionals who can provide support and advice. You can feel part of a greater professional community while living remotely.

Through your chapter you can network with members and contribute to conversations with like-minded people.

All members will receive a monthly Hauora Taiwhenua newsletter as well as regular important sector updates to keep you informed.

Be a part of the change you want to see.

Through your Chapter, you can share your thoughts and suggest issues of concern to you. Chapters can then pass their major concerns through to the HTRHN Council, who will then advocate strongly with Government and their agencies on behalf of the Chapters and their members.

Members are often given the chance to provide feedback for inclusion in submissions and consultations, and have a view of our current advocacy including position papers, reports, and other rural health advocacy papers.

Above all else, Hauora Taiwhenua is committed to listening to, questioning, analysing and responding to the issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of rural health and rural communities.

As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua you have access to HR advice and assistance on a variety of issues that you may encounter in the course of your career, or when running your own practice. We have a number of resources, including information on the following:

  • Performance and conduct management
  • Managing incapacity
  • Sample employment agreements
  • Redundancy and business change
  • Retention of medical records

Download the Advisory documents by logging into our member portal (top right button ‘Member Portal Login’). Alternatively, contact Robyn Fell, Operations Manager, for further information

Phone: 021 595 937



Expand your knowledge and skills by attending member events, webinars and conferences through your chapter and as part of the wider Hauora Taiwhenua community.

Members can receive discounts to major events such as our National Rural Health Conference and other seminars and webinars.

Through our member app, you will have exclusive access to a range of discounts on a range of popular technology, outdoors and home & living brands.

Our Mentorship programme is now live. This opportunity provides mentors and mentees the chance to connect on-line. Mentees can connect with another member who is able to offer support through virtual, on-line conversations and discussions.  If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee you can apply via the member’s Portal or contact

Membership Fees

Organisation membership

Tier 1


For small organisations with less than 5 FTE

4 named individual members

Tier 2


For small organisations and small rural hospitals with less than 10 FTE

7 named individual members

Tier 3


For medium organisations with between 10-40 FTE, District Councils, Small National or Regional Organisations, and medium-large rural hospitals

11 named individual members (may be 2 organisation reps and 9 named individual members)

Tier 4


For large organisations with more than 40 FTE, multi-facility health services, large national or regional organisations, and multiple rural hospitals

25 named individual members (may be 2 organisation reps and 23 named individual members)

Number of FTE refers to ALL staff within an organisation. Organisation membership has a tiered structure based on the size of your organisation. The tier your organisation fits in determines how many “named” individual members you have as part of your membership. A “named” individual means anyone in your organisation who would like to become an individual member of Hauora Taiwhenua.   Additional named individual members can be added to your organisational membership for $100 per individual. Membership rates are charged per annum. You will be contacted prior to your renewal date to advise that your upcoming membership fees are due.

Individual membership


Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Locums and non-medical individuals


Nurses, Allied Health, Midwives, Administration


Students* and Volunteers

Membership rates are charged per annum. You will be contacted prior to your renewal date to advise that your upcoming membership fees are due. *Students must be enrolled full time

How to become a member

Complete the member registration form below. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your form.

We will then be in touch with information about paying your invoice. Once you’ve paid your invoice, you will be notified via email that your membership has been approved and this will grant you immediate access to all member benefits.

Someone from the Hauora Taiwhenua team will be in contact with you during this process to keep you informed on your membership and provide you with any further details you need.

If you have any issues completing the form below, please get in touch with us. Email


Membership Registration Form

Apply to be a member

Apply for Individual Membership

Apply for Organisation Membership