Aotearoa New Zealand office 

The Aotearoa New Zealand office and committees, Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku and He Hono Wāhine, are dedicated to promoting equitable access for all wāhine to health services in Aotearoa New Zealand. Mahi in the training, accreditation and standards areas is ongoing. Aotearoa New Zealand advocates for excellence in hauora wāhine and engages with health sector stakeholders, including through submissions and representation, collaboration in policy development and advice on clinical matters.

RANZCOG recognises the special status of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand and is committed to meeting its obligations as te Tiriti o Waitangi partners.

Te Rautaki Māori me te Ara Whakamua, RANZCOG's Māori Strategy and Action Plan, is the foundation for our equity journey.

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Ngā Mātāpono Ārahi

Ngā Mātāpono Ārahi / Our Organisational Values


Ngā Mātāpono Ārahi / Our Organisational Values

Te Taumata Tiketike i ngā Mahi Hauora Wāhine – Excellence in Women's Health

Ko ngā Mātāpono Ārahi, arā, te Hapahāpai, te Mātauranga, te Tiketiketanga, te Pono, te Manaakitanga me te Ngākau Whakaute, he mātāpono matua e whakakotahi ana i ngā mema, ngā ākonga me ngā kaimahi i raro i te korowai ārahi o RANZCOG. 

E kaha whakapono ana mātou ki te whakahirahira o ngā mātāpono ki te tarae i te ahurea me ngā pae taumata o te Kāreti kia matua mōhio ai mātou me pēhea te kawe i te mana o te Kāreti i ia rā, i ia rā, ahakoa te momo mahi, ahakoa ngā tāngata e toroa ana nei - ki rō whare, ki whare kē rānei. 

He wāhi nui tō ngā mātāpono ki ngā whakataunga, ngā Kaupapa Here, ngā Tukanga me ngā whakahaeretanga mō te kōwhiri tangata ki te Poari o RANZCOG, te Kaunihera, te ki te rōpū whānui hoki/rānei. 

Our Organisational Values of Advocacy, Education, Excellence, Integrity, Kindness and Respect are our core values that connect our members, trainees and staff in our shared duty, vision and mission of RANZCOG.

We believe that our values play a fundamental role in shaping our culture and define the College’s organisational expectations for how we conduct ourselves in our day to day work and interactions, both within our profession and our workplaces.

Our values are at the heart of what we stand for as an organisation and are embedded in our decision making, within our Policies & Procedures and within our staff recruitment process and appointments to the RANZCOG Board, Council and/or body position.


Ngā Mātāpono Ārahi / Our Organisational values

He Māngai / Advocacy

He reo whai-mana mātou mō te mana taurite, te manatika tangata, te matatika me ngā kaupapa here whai taunaki. 

We are a leading voice for equity, social justice, fairness and evidence-based policy.

Mātauranga / Education

E tūwhera ana mātou ki ngā akoranga hōu, ki te toha i ngā mōhiotanga, me te ako mā te ruku kau ki ngā momo auaha, ngā momo whakatūhura, me ngā momo rangahau.

We embrace the opportunity to learn, share knowledge and experience through innovation, discovery and research.

Kairangi / Excellence

Ka nanaiore atu mātou ki ngā pae taumata teitei rawa atu ahakoa te mahi, te kaupapa whakaako tangata, te kaupapa rangahau, te tautoko tangata rānei.

We are committed to performance at the highest standard in our work, training, research and support.

Ngākau Pono / Integrity

Ahakoa te mahi, ahakoa te tangata, he hunga pono, he hunga matatika, he hunga kore karo i ngā taumahatanga mātou.

We act honestly, ethically and with accountability towards everyone and in everything we do.

Manaakitanga / Kindness

He hunga kaha ki te manaaki, kaha ki te tiaki i te tangata.

We act with compassion and care towards ourselves and one another.

Whakamana Tangata / Respect

Ko te whanaungatanga, te mōtika tangata, te whakapono, te āhei ki te kōwhiri ētahi o ngā kaupapa e whakatinanatia ana, e whakatairangatia ana e mātou.

We expect and promote inclusivity, valuing individual rights, beliefs and choices.



More information

RANZCOG Aotearoa New Zealand office 
Level 6, Featherston Tower
23 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Postal address:
PO Box 10611
Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 472 4608
Email: [email protected]


Head of Aotearoa New Zealand & Global Health: Catherine Cooper
Senior Coordinator, Global Health: Carolyn Poljski
Hauora Wāhine Māori Advisor: Bailey Parata
Training Delivery Lead: Jude Kaveney
Training & SIMG Coordinator: Libby Barnett 
Events & Professional Development Coordinator: Makiko Wimbush
Communications Coordinator: Lynn Gestro
Administrator: Katie McFetridge
Accountant: Gerry Westhuis



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