Constitutional review planning

February 1, 2021

The board has appointed its members Diane McCulloch, Titihuia Pakeho and Andrew Cunningham to the NZNO constitutional review advisory group.

The board also agreed to invite representatives from the cancer nurses college and mental health nurses section – which jointly submitted the review remit – onto the advisory group. NZNO’s membership committee and te poari would also be invited to participate.


NZNO chief executive Memo Musa shared draft terms of reference (TOR) for both the full constitutional review and a review advisory group. He advised an expressions of interest process for potential reviewers. The board should be “open-minded” in its search, rather than limiting options. Someone from a law firm may or may not have union or bicultural understanding, Musa said.


The board agreed to review both ToR but they would only be finalised with the agreement of the appointed reviewer/s, Musa said. He would ensure that the ToR would allow members to feed back.

This article has been written from reports and minutes taken from the December 2020 board of directors meeting.