Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of MDANZ will be held at 6pm on Friday 20th April 2018, at our National Office premises at 419 Church Street East, Penrose, Auckland.

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, there is free parking and the venue is accessible for our membership.

For the Agenda please click here

For information on National Council Nominees for 2018 please click here

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.

2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM was held in Hamilton.  Guest speakers Richard Roxburgh, Nic Brocklebank and Alice Theadom were inspiring and informative.

To read the provisional minutes from this meeting, click here.

To view the 2016 annual report, click here.

We currently do not have video footage of our 2017 AGM speakers available.

But, to watch video footage of three amazing speakers from the previous AGM held in 2016, click on their name below to view.

Election process for National Councillors

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.  

Nominations are now open - closing 13th March 2018.  Read more about the nominations process here

Download a nominaton form here.

Voting process

If more nominations are received than positions available, we will conduct a ballot to elect National Council members.  Only formally registered members of MDANZ may vote during National Council elections.  Friends of the Association may not.  Only Rangatahi 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