Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of MDANZ moves around the country each year, so that different members of the organisation can participate.  The general format of an AGM is to have a report from the Chairperson of the National Council and a report from the Chief Executive, followed by presentation of the financial accounts and the announcement of elections for National Council.  At the conclusion of general business the official meeting closes.  We then usually arrange a few interesting speakers to present on topical issues.  The meeting is usually held on a Friday evening, so that National Council can convene a face to face meeting on the Saturday immediately following.  Refreshments are provided and the venue is accessible for our membership.

2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM was held on Friday 28th April 6-9pm at the Distinction Hotel, Garnett Ave, Hamilton.  

Guests included our young Ambassador Nic Brocklebank and special friends to MDANZ Larry and Jackie Stern who were visiting New Zealand from Arizona.  Dr Alice Theadom from AUT shared results from the world-class MD-Prev study which many of our member participated in. Dr Richard Roxburgh gave an interesting talk about scientific advances in the neuromuscular field with particular reference to the treatment showing promise for SMA.

Check back again soon for video footage from the AGM.

2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM was held at the Brentwood Hotel in Wellington.  Guest speakers Mojo Mathers, Helen Kelly and Dr. Erik Andersen were inspiring and informative.

To read the minutes from this meeting, click here

To view the 2015 annual report, click here.

To view video footage of the general business of the AGM, click here.

To watch video footage of the three amazing speakers, click on their name below to view.

Election process for National Council

Nominations process

In March each year we call for nominations to fill positions on National Council, as elected members reach the end of their two year term. Elected members can stand for re-election, however all people wanting to stand for National Council must have a completed nomination form and be nominated and seconded by a current member of MDANZ.  

Voting process

Only formally registered members of MDANZ may vote during National Council elections.  Friends of the Association may not.  Only members aged 16-25 years may vote for the Rangatahi Representative.

Find out more

If you are interested in the role of the National Council and would like to find out more, please contact the Chief Executive at National Office by phoning 0800 800 337 or email us at