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Election 2020

The election process for representatives to the Health and Disability NGO Council begins 14 September 2020.


Date Process step
14 September 2020 Nominations open
27 September 2020 Nominations close
27 September 2020 NGO Network member register closes for Election 2020
5 October 2020 Voting opens
18 October 2020 Voting closes
27 October 2020 Final results announced


Members of the Health & Disability NGO Network are eligible to nominate and vote in the elections.

Check if your organisation is already registered:

View the criteria for membership and register to vote.

View the criteria to stand for the NGO Council and download the nomination form.

The work of the Council

Find out more about the Council and their work.

Meetings are held in Wellington at the Ministry of Health, or via Zoom.

The remaining 2020 meeting date is:

  • Friday 14 November 2020


There are vacancies in each of the six sub-sectors of health, with two vacancies for Māori Health representatives. Where current representatives are re-standing for a second term, this has been noted.

The vacancies are outlined below:

  • Disability Support Services – Marese McGee, standing down
  • Māori Health – Beverly Te Huia, standing down
  • Māori Health – Carole Koha, standing down
  • Mental Health – Barbara Disley, re-standing
  • Pacific Health – Silao Vaisola Sefo, re-standing
  • Personal Health – Frances Blyth, re-standing
  • Public Health – Trevor Simpson, standing down