Membership

Membership is open to organisations and individuals who have a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of rural New Zealand.

All members are able to participate in: the annual RuralFest event and the ensuing formal engagement with political parties and Members of Parliament; contribute to the Rural Health Road Map; inform submissions to Government; and participate in meetings organised by RHAANZ with senior officials, for example the Health and Disability Transition Unit.

The three membership categories acknowledge organisations and friends of the alliance have varying financial ability to contribute to supporting the Alliance in its advocacy for improved health and wellbeing outcomes for people living and working in rural New Zealand.

 

Full Membership

An organisation that has paid a Full Membership fee.

The organisation informs the development of actions and messages, has the opportunity to attend presentations to officials and Ministers as part of RuralFest and in subsequent engagements and has full voting rights within the Alliance.

Note that some full members choose to pay a higher membership fee than required under this policy to reflect the founding principles of the Alliance.

Associate Membership

An organisation or individual that has paid an Associate Membership fee.

The organisation or individual informs the development of messages and priorities of RHAANZ, can participate fully in discussions but does not have voting rights.

Friends Membership

An organisation or individual that has paid a fee that is affordable up to the value of an Associate Membership fee.

The organisation or individual informs the development of messages and priorities of RHAANZ, can participate fully in discussions but does not have voting rights.

This membership category is charged a cost recovery fee to attend events organised by RHAANZ.

Application

Organisations or individuals interested in becoming a member apply to the RHAANZ Council. We review all applications as quickly as possible.

Please complete this form and return to admin@rhaanz.org.nz

 

Why you should become a member
Rural New Zealand is vital to the whole country. In order to keep New Zealand Healthy, we need Rural to be Healthy. Your support helps RHAANZ to advocate so that rural New Zealand is not overlooked during strategic planning for health service options and social services provision.