Notice of SGM
Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Canterbury-Westland Young Nats for the purposes of electing a Deputy Regional Chair. The SGM will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday 14thJuly, 2015 in Room KB05, Kirkwood Village, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, and all current financial members of the Young Nats in the region as at 5:00pm Monday 13th July will be eligible to attend and vote.
Some important information for you is:
Apologies must be emailed to Regional Coordinator, Viki Moore (Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org) before 5:00pm on Friday 10th July.
Nominations to be a candidate for election as CWYN Deputy Regional Chair must be emailed, including the name of your mover and seconder, to Regional Coordinator, Viki Moore (Victoria.email@example.com) before 5:00pm on Monday 13th July. NB: You and your nominators must be current financial members of the CW Young Nats to be eligible for election, with voting taking place at the SGM.
Nominations to be a candidate for election as a voting delegate to represent CWYN at the 2015 NZYN AGM in Auckland on 26th July, 2015 must be emailed to Regional Coordinator, Viki Moore (Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org) before 5:00pm on Monday 13th July. NB: You must be current financial members of the CW Young Nats at 5:00pm on Monday 13th July to be eligible for selection. You do not need a mover and seconder to have your name considered, but you must submit your name to be considered as a candidate, with the executive voting to select the final delegates for the AGM.
If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact our Regional Coordinator, Viki Moore(Victoria.email@example.com), and I look forward to seeing you on July 14th.
CWYN Regional Chair
New Zealand Young Nationals
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Sunday, 26th July 2015
8:50am for a 9:00am start
This is to give notice that the New Zealand Young Nationals Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 26th July 2015 at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland.
As per the Constitution and Rules of the New Zealand National Party, nominations for the National Executive must be supplied in writing by each region to the Secretary of the NZ Young Nationals, by 9:00am, Sunday 12th July 2015. Regions are required to accompany those nominations with their most recent AGM and SGM minutes, which also verify the nominations.
Nominations for the following elected positions on the National Executive are open: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Policy Officer, Projects Co-ordinator and Grassroots Co-ordinator.
New Zealand Young Nationals
The Young Nats support the New Zealand Medical Students Association’s campaign to exempt medical students from the seven year equivalent full time study cap on borrowing for course costs, and want the cap extended to nine years for this group of students.
“The seven year cap makes sense for most students because most courses don’t require study beyond seven years. We know the obvious exception to this is medical graduates who need to acquire essential skills through postgraduate study” Young Nats President, Sean Topham says.
Medical students are in short-supply and are arguably our hardest working. Making it harder for them could put further pressure on the health system in the long-term.
When the cap takes effect in six months, many students close to graduating will find it difficult to finance additional costs of around $15,000, possibly forcing them to delay their study or quit altogether.
“We back students undertaking postgraduate courses, but a system where specialising in philosophy is supported and specialising in medicine is not supported needs to be fixed. Qualified doctors are essential to the quality of our health system”.
Most postgraduate medical students take eight years to complete their degree, meaning that the current cap will leave them one year short. However a smaller group of around 40 per year have done a 4 year undergraduate degree and thus will need a 2 year extension.
“Our position is that a two year extension on student loan borrowing is reasonable and will cover the vast majority of postgraduate med students” says Topham.
National Party President Peter Goodfellow has confirmed that Joanne Hayes will enter Parliament on the National Party List to fill the vacancy created by List MP Katrina Shanks who has announced she will resign in January next year.
“Katrina has made a real contribution to New Zealand and National over the past eight years,” Mr Goodfellow said.
“As a List MP, she has worked hard to provide an effective voice inside the National Caucus for constituents in Ohariu and the Hutt Valley, and been a strong advocate for Kiwi families.”
Mrs Shanks will resign to take up a new role as chief executive of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.
Joanne Hayes contested the Dunedin South seat for National in 2011. Now based in the Manawatu, she is Director of Community Relations for UCOL Whanganui.
“Joanne brings a wealth of experience in Maori business, health, and education which will be a real asset to Parliament and our Caucus,” Mr Goodfellow said.
Mrs Hayes is of Ngati Porou, Ati Haunui A Paparangi, and Rangitane ki Wairarapa descent, and is married to Pat with two sons and two grandchildren.
“I believe my background in health, education, and community and economic development position me well to make a valuable contribution in Parliament,” Mrs Hayes said.
“I am looking forward to working under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and to enter Parliament alongside my National colleagues.”