Rural Health Research and Education Chapter Chair Kit

Welcome to your role as the Rural Health Research and Education Chapter Chair or Co-Chair.

We are thrilled to have you on board.

This webpage is a library of essential documents and resources which we hope will support you in your role.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance at or +64 22 547 5933.

Member Benefits 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 Hauora Taiwhenua 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


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

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.

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.