Welcome to the RANZCOG NZ PEN NZ iVe newsletter - February/ March 2019.
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Nau mai ki te kawerongo mo te marama o Huitānguru / Poutūterangi. Welcome to the February / March 2019 PEN NZ iVe newsletter

Registration is now open for our upcoming 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting from 22-24 May in Kirikiriroa/ Hamilton with session topics closely aligned to the ASM theme - Titiro whakamuri haere whakamua Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future. Register at www.nzasm.org.nz

New Zealand office staff, the NZ Committee and He Hono Wāhine are dedicated to promoting equitable access for all women to health services in New Zealand.  We advocate on your behalf to get the best possible outcomes for excellence in women’s health. Contact the NZ office at any time.  
 

Register for NZ ASM 22-24 May in Hamilton

Titiro whakamuri haere whakamua Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future.    

Registration is open for the RANZCOG NZ 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting: Titiro whakamuri haere whakamua / Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future.

With an exciting scientific programme and a comprehensive line up of workshops before and after the ASM there is scope to tailor or extend your interests. We plan to celebrate the advances being made in women's health here in New Zealand as well as tackle the ongoing challenges.

For further information and to register go to www.nzasm.org.nz 

For further information on Hamilton and its surrounds see https://www.visithamilton.co.nz/.

Marae visit - immerse yourself in tikanga Māori    

Unique to the New Zealand RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting is the opportunity for Fellows, trainees and their whānau to visit the marae. Enrich your cultural competence – learn about Māori custom as well as traditional birth practice.  

This whānau friendly event will be held at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae at the University of Waikato on the morning of 22 May 2019. Gain professional development from a Māori perspective and experience cultural immersion in a nurturing environment. Tamariki and partners are welcome.

You can register for the marae visit and find out about other workshops being offered at the ASM here.

Congratulations to 2019 Pacific Scholar

The RANZCOG New Zealand Committee Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Scholarship is awarded annually to doctors in the Pacific with an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Congratulations to Dr Sailosi Bainivalu Ratumaitavuki, our Pacific Scholar for 2019. Dr Ratumaitavuki is from the Rewa province in Fiji where he is Senior Medical Officer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Lautoka Hospital.  In 2014 and as a 3rd year trainee, Dr Ratumaitavuki came to New Zealand to Christchurch Women’s Hospital for two years, and was able to apply his special interest in gynae oncology. He returned to Fiji in 2016 to present his thesis "Audit of clinical staging of cervical cancer at Lautoka Hospital from 2009 to 2014" and later graduated with his Masters in Medicine of Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Fiji National University. He registered as a specialist in O&G in February this year. Dr Ratumaitavuki is married to a GP and has two children. 

Dr Ratumaitavuki will attend the NZ ASM in Hamilton in May. Be sure to give him a warm welcome.

Mercia Barnes Trust 2019 funding round

Ten applications to the Mercia Barnes Trust were received for the 2019 funding round which is unprecedented. Demand for research fellowships is high and the Trust continues to support research in the area of women's and reproductive health.

The applications are being reviewed and we will bring you news on the successful research project applications in a later newsletter.

The Mercia Barnes Trust (MBT) specifically supports New Zealand research and emerging researchers. If you would like to make a donation to the Trust to help continue its legacy please fill in the MBT donation form (link below) and send to Jane Cumming, RANZCOG NZ Manager via ranzcog@ranzcog.org.nz

Mercia Barnes Trust donation form

Further information on Mercia Barnes Trust.
 

Fellows outreach

Women's Health Update Day (CMDHB) - 1 May 2019

Obesity in Women's Health. A growing issue.
As obesity increases across all sectors of society, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists need to be ready to care for their women. Come and hear about how obesity is impacting all facets of Obstetrical and Gynaecological practice and how you can tackle some of the issues. Talks will cover epidemiology and determinants of obesity, interventions to reduce obesity, impact in gynaecological surgery, delivery of obstetric care and a multi-disciplinary focus including ultrasound and anaesthetic talks.
 
For more information and to register click here.
 

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering a three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May (the afternoon before the forum). The training helps clinicians feel more confident to have quality conversations with seriously ill people.
For more information see Serious Illness Conversation Guide training.
 

New FSRH international certificate in sexual and reproductive healthcare

RCOG’s Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) has launched a new sexual and reproductive healthcare learning package, designed for healthcare professionals working outside of the UK.

The International Certificate of Knowledge in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has been developed by leading sexual and reproductive healthcare clinicians with significant international experience.

Visit www.fsrh.org/ICK to find out more, or contact FSRH at education@fsrh.org.
 

Links to useful resources

Remember to log into CLIMATE (use the same login details as for my.RANZCOG) for useful O&G resources.  There are also links to a number of resources on the NZ page of the RANZCOG website including the Clinical Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand with a useful preview by RANZCOG Fellow Audrey Long. You can also read the updated resource on Guidance regarding the use of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women.

Check into the NZ page of the RANZCOG website from time to time to find out what's new: https://www.ranzcog.edu.au/Our-College/regional/nz   
 

Liam and Frankie Davison Award 2019 - please share with your networks

The Liam and Frankie Davison Award is named in honour of RANZCOG staff member and award-winning author, Liam Davison and his wife Frankie, a secondary school teacher, in recognition of their shared passion for nurturing and encouraging young writers.

Senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand are invited to submit a piece of literary writing on an issue in women’s health. Further information on the award including eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the RANZCOG website or email lfdaward@ranzcog.edu.au. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2019.
 

FOR SALE - Obstetrics & Gynaecology practice equipment

  • One gynaecology examination chair (electric) HUNTLEIGH Model Gynae 1
  • Two basic examination couches, one with separate chest of drawers underneath, on wheels
  • One colposcope OLYMPUS DCS500 on wheels
  • One ultrasound MEDISON SonoaceX8 with 3/4D & TV probe, Sony photo printer and second (patient) screen
  • One medical examination trolley with one drawer
  • One ultrasound gel heater
  • One electrosurgery machine (LLETZ )– FINESSE (Utah Medical Products Inc) with smoke evacuation
  • One Autoclave MELAG Euroklav 29V-S
  • Instruments for minor surgery
 All equipment in very good condition. Suitable for a new or existing practice.
 
Please contact Michel Sangalli, Wellington for more information at one@nothing.red or 
027 55 100 55. 
 

Trainees' news

Reminder: Mid Semester Formative Assessments due 7 April

A reminder that Mid Semester Formative Assessments for the period 10 December 2018 to 10 March 2019 are due by 7 April 2019.
 

2019 workshop dates

Please note the following dates for RANZCOG approved training workshops being held in 2019. Trainees wishing to attend should book leave as soon as possible. Trainees will be advised by email when registrations for each workshop open. 
  • Cultural Competence workshop* (part of a course which also includes online modules) – 13 May, Christchurch (Please note that the deadline for this course has recently been extended from 52 weeks ‘Time in Training’ to 104 weeks ‘Time in Training’)
  • Trainees’ Day - includes half day resilience workshop ‘Thrive’ – 25 May, Hamilton (following RANZCOG NZ ASM held from 22-24 May)
  • Communication Skills Workshop* – 7 June, Auckland
  • Research Skills Workshop – 8 June, Auckland
  • Anatomy Workshop – 14 September, Dunedin
  • Foundations of Surgery Workshop* – 8-9 November, Wellington
  • Basic Obstetric Skills Workshop* – 10 November, Wellington
*Mandatory workshop
 

Donate medical equipment / volunteer your time

Take My Hands - call for O&G equipment

The RANZCOG NZ office has had an approach from charitable organisation Take My Hands with a call for specific O&G equipment for Pakistan. The organisation’s current work focus is aimed at collecting usable medical equipment and resources that can no longer be used in New Zealand and redistributing them to organisations that work with those in need in the Asia Pacific region. Contact Jenni Harrison jenni@takemyhands.org at Take My Hands for further information. You can also email the NZ office for the list of specific equipment needed and a flyer on the aid organisation in Pakistan that Take My Hands is supporting.

You can read more about Take My Hands and other organisations where you can donate medical equipment or volunteer your time below:

Take My Hands
http://takemyhands.org/
 
Medical  Aid Abroad
https://maa.org.nz
 
Ministry of Health’s New Zealand Medical Assistance Team
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/emergency-management/new-zealand-medical-assistance-team
 
Friends of the Pacific Foundation
www.friendsofthepacific.org  
 
DAISI Doctors Assisting in South Pacific Islands
https://daisi.com.au/.
 

Open to all - 2019 cultural competence training 

All Fellows and trainees are invited to register for the RANZCOG cultural competence training course Utilising the Hui Process/Meihana Model in Clinical Practice
 
Facilitated by the Māori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) at Otago University, RANZCOG cultural competence training is mandatory for all FRANZCOG trainees, however all Fellows and trainees are strongly encouraged to participate. The course closely aligns with the strategic direction of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) on cultural competence, partnership and health equity.

Register online at RANZCOG cultural competence course 2019
 
For those for whom the course is not mandatory, requirements include a one day workshop in Christchurch on 13 May 2019 and pre-workshop online modules. The post-workshop course work is not required for these participants, but completion of the first set of online modules and attendance at the face to face workshop will meet the criteria for the 501 Otago University course.
 
All enquiries about RANZCOG cultural competence training should be directed to Jude Kaveney jkaveney@ranzcog.org.nz.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enrich your cultural competency learning.
 

Save the dates: He Hono Wāhine Hui

He Hono Wāhine has confirmed the dates for the 2019 Hui.  The Hui will be held from 2-3 November at Rāpaki Marae in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.  The Hui precedes the LIME Network conference, also in Ōtautahi, from 5-8 November 2019.  Reserve 2-3 November in your diaries now. All Fellows, trainees and their whānau are welcome to attend the Hui. 

PSRH 13th Biennial Scientific Meeting: Call for Abstracts

The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) 13th Biennial Scientific Meeting offers you a fantastic opportunity to present your work to health workers, clinicians and researchers in the Pacific and Pacific-rim countries. The abstract submission deadline is 30 May 2019.

For further information please see https://conference2019.psrh.org.nz/.
 

Health Quality & Safety Commission news

Te kete arotake mate whakawhānau mō ngā ratonga whakawhānau
Maternal morbidity review toolkit for maternity services

This toolkit has been developed by the HQSC’s Maternal Morbidity Working Group to provide maternity services with clear, easy-to-use, evidence-based guidance and resources for implementing a consistent process for review of cases of significant maternal morbidity.
 
Maternal morbidity review toolkit for maternity services.
 

Evaluation of the early implementation of the national maternity early warning system

This document outlines an evaluation of the early implementation of the national maternity early warning system (MEWS). The purpose of the evaluation was to understand:
  • any clinical utility issues with the maternity vital signs chart and the maternity early warning score
  • any issues or challenges with the MEWS implementation
  • how the MEWS affects early recognition of and response to a pregnant woman’s deterioration.
Evaluation of the early implementation of the national maternity early warning system
 

New and Updated Cochrane summaries for O&G

Please see the latest summaries for obstetrics and gynaecology from the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com on: Interventions for improving outcomes in pregnancies that follow stillbirth; Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?; Inositol for women with a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome and subfertility; Gonadotrophins to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); Are newer methods for destroying the lining of the uterus (endometrial ablation) more effective and safer compared to established methods?; Antibiotics for treating genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in men and non-pregnant women; Methods to reduce shoulder pain after gynaecological keyhole surgery; Interventions for intra-operative pain relief during postpartum mini-laparotomy tubal ligation; Nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer; Combined hormonal contraceptives for heavy menstrual bleeding; Delivering the placenta in the third stage of labour; Desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) for preventing and treating acute bleeds during pregnancy in women with congenital bleeding disorders.
 

Upcoming Events

Please see the Events section of the RANZCOG website for information on all local and international events. Highlighted events are listed below.
 

Choosing Wisely Forum  

10 May 2019, Wellington
Choosing Wisely Forum: Continuing the Conversation
See https://choosingwisely.org.nz/forum-2019/.
 

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training  

9 May 2019, Wellington
In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering a three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on the afternoon before the forum. The training helps clinicians feel more confident to have quality conversations with seriously ill people.

To register email: SICGadmin@hqsc.govt.nz.
Further information: Serious Illness Conversation Guide training.
 

Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET) Course

9-11 May 2019, Wellington
The Managing Medical and Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (mMOET) Course is an advanced emergency management and resuscitation course devised by and for obstetricians and anaesthetists, with help from Obstetric Physicians and ED specialists. It is designed to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in dealing with serious and life-threatening medical, trauma and obstetric conditions in pregnancy.
 
For further information go to MOET course   
MOET registration form
 

NZ Annual Scientific Meeting

22-24 May 2019, Hamilton
Theme: Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future

For further information and to register: https://www.nzasm.org.nz/
 

PSRH Biennial Conference  

6-11 July 2019, Papua New Guinea
Theme: “Pacific Experience for Pacific Solutions in Reproductive Health”
See https://conference2019.psrh.org.nz/ for more information.
 

IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit   

27-29 September 2019, Auckland
SOMCANZ (Symposium of Maternity Carers NZ) is now IIMHCO (International Integrative Maternity HealthCare Organisation).  https://iimhco.com/ 

For further information on the IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit see: Global Summit .
 

NZSOG Samoa 2019   

6-8 October 2019, Western Samoa
NZSOG – 43rd Annual Conference at Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa

For further information please email Astrid Budden at buddenastrid2@gmail.com . To book please email Tracey Dench at tracey.dench@nztravelbrokers.co.nz
 

Serious Problems, Simple Solutions   

24-26 October 2019, Gdańsk, Poland
Congress: Serious Problems, Simple Solutions
See Scientific Programme
 
Further information: info@spsscongress.eu.
 

LIME Connection VIII - Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous health Education   

5-8 November 2019, Ōtautahi / Christchurch
Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network are holding their 2019 conference in Ōtautahi / Christchurch with the theme Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous health Education.

See https://www.limeconnection.net.au/ for more information.
 

Vacancies

In addition to the following advertised vacancies please see the RANZCOG website for trainee and Fellow employment opportunities.

OBGYN Locum – Cook Islands 

Start date: 22 April for 4 weeks

An OBGYN Locum is required for a 4 week stint in the Cook Islands to cover leave for the existing consultant. 

The locum position, suitable for a senior registrar or above, is sole charge but the existing consultant will be residing in the Cook Islands during their leave period. [There are approximately 350 deliveries annually in the Cook Islands].

The position could be shared between two Fellows for a 2 week stint each if that is more feasible.

Flights, a $300 per day accommodation & meals allowance and $350 per day consultancy fee are included.

All expressions of interest to YinYin May, Director of Hospital Heatlh Services, Ministry of Health, Rarotonga, Cook Islands at yin.may@cookislands.gov.ck

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar 

Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin - Southern DHB

Southern DHB is currently seeking applications from RMOs looking for non training O&G Registrar opportunities in Dunedin, New Zealand. 
 
Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds located in central Dunedin, New Zealand, servicing the city of Dunedin and the wider Otago region.
 
Where do I fit?
The values of the SDHB, Kind – Manaakitanga, Open – Pono, Positive – Whaiwhakaaro, and Commmunity – Whanaungatanga, reflect the essence of the people in Dunedin and Otago.  You’ll find us friendly and welcoming, and your multi-disciplinary team caring and supportive.
 
You will be part of the O&G team of 10 Consultants with a range of skills including Generalists, Urogynaecologists and Gynae Oncologists who are dedicated to Registrar training and support. The Obstetrics Unit is busy, with increasing numbers of high-acuity cases. Every effort is made to provide experience in major and minor Gynaecological surgery. As a registrar you will be provided with the necessary orientation, along with weekly protected teaching time and a high level of supportive Consultant supervision. We are a RANZCOG training site for ITP trainees and have very strong links with RANZCOG and the University of Otago Medical School.
 
What’s in it for me?
  • A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  From Dunedin you’ll have easy access to incredible adventures, with ski-fields, lakes, rainforests and resorts all within an easy drive.  Locally, the opportunity for wildlife encounters and recreational activities are right at your doorstep.  To find out more about living here please click the following link https://www.dunedinnz.com/
  • Culture! Dunedin’s culture is woven from the old and the new – a mix of heritage and innovation, history and creativity.  You’’ find a busy café and restaurant scene amongst street art, heritage buildings and a lively night-life.  The best international musical acts come to you.
What do I need?
You’ll be a non-trainee registrar with an interest in working in Women’s Health.
 
We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience and some experience working in a Women’s Health role.
 
You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, and be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  You can check your eligibility for registration by visiting the Council’s website at www.mcnz.org.nz.
 
Where do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for this role please click here.
 
Please note that your application must contain the following:
  • Up to date electronic copies of your CV and cover letter
  • Contact details for three Consultants we may contact directly for references.  These Consultants should have supervised your day-to-day clinical work and one of the referees provided must be from your current or most recent employer.  Please ensure you advise your referees of their nomination so they are aware they will be contacted by Southern DHB.
The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service.  Please visit the NZMC website for more details about these changes and information on enrolling. We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible.
 
If you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at rmo.recruitment@southerndhb.govt.nz.

Registrar - Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

Waikato DHB – full or part time (FTE 0.5-1.0)

Applications close: 21 May 2019
Job Number: WAI05048
Start date: Negotiable
 
We are seeking a registrar to join our dedicated team. Our service is a great opportunity for you to gain experience in dealing with a variety of gynaecological conditions and treatments.
 
The obstetric service provides facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective or emergency treatments.  We provide secondary services for the Waikato DHB region and tertiary for the Midland region. There are approximately 3700 deliveries per annum in the hospital and approximately another 1800 deliveries in the Waikato region - for which we provide secondary care. 
 
Our Delivery Suite has seven birthing rooms, an operating theatre, a three bedded recovery area and a two bedded high dependency unit. A Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) of 12 beds is situated adjacent to the delivery suit and provides services to acute and semi-urgent pregnant women of greater than 20 weeks gestation.
 
There is a 24 bed combined antenatal and gynaecological ward and a 20 bed postnatal ward.
 
There is excellent access to a variety of gynaecological surgical theatre experience including gynae oncology, advanced laparoscopy and pelvic floor surgery, plus general gynaecology and elective trainees can be involved in tailoring a job to meet their needs.
 
We are searching for junior and senior obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, with at least 6 months experience working in this field, to join our existing team of RANZCOG training and non-training registrars. As a junior registrar, the emphasis of the clinical duty is management of obstetric patients with training by our friendly senior medical team (SMO and senior registrars), as well as regular gynaecology exposure with management of acute presentations and inpatient care. The senior registrar’s role has the added flavour of weekly gynaecology operating experience and regular clinic attendance. We work well as a team of RMO and SMOs in this department with plenty of weekly clinical meeting and interactive education sessions. There are several in-house training workshops in both obstetrics and gynaecology which we encourage registrars to attend. Several audits are in progress at our department, research is supported.
 
The afterhours roster is created with input from each individual registrar and the roster vary depending on skill set. The after hour duties are covered by two registrars and one house officer working on-site, except night duty which is covered by one of each. Part time employment can be arranged.
 
Registrar positions are recognised for the Integrated Training Programme leading to Fellowship of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
With the introduction of the Vulnerable Children Act on 1 July 2015 all applicants will be required to complete police checks therefore at application we require;
•            two forms of identification (notarised), one being a current passport identity page
•            for those currently working in NZ please complete Section 2 of the attached Police Vetting form and attach to this application
•            for international medical graduates we require police checks from every country you have worked in for a year or more for the last 10 years.

 

SMO Locum positions / Fixed term contracts

Counties Manukau Health

Dear Colleagues,
CM Health is one of the largest Birthing units in Australasia (7000+ per annum). We are currently offering a variety of locum positions/ fixed term contracts (with a view to possible extension with the right fit candidate to the department) over the next 6 months, offering a wide range of experience at senior medical officer (SMO) level with guaranteed SMO back-up. The positions will include predominately acute work, plus antenatal clinic experience, including diabetes in pregnancy, plus some elective gynaecology. Please express any interest to Dr Sarah Tout (touts@middlemore.co.nz) Tel 0211150505.
We are very interested in hearing from you.
Kind regards
Sarah   

Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Waikato DHB, Fixed term until December 2019, Full time 
Closing date:  Open until filled
Job Number: WAI06226
Position description

 
At Waikato District Health Board (DHB) we are on an incredible journey to become the best Women’s Health Service in New Zealand. We want you to join us at this pivotal time of growth and change.  Every day you will have the chance to improve the health outcomes of our patients, while developing your skills and expertise along the way.  We are offering you the opportunity to balance a rewarding career with the great lifestyle you have always dreamed about.  
 
We are seeking enthusiastic specialty doctors and consultants to join our dedicated team in Women’s Health at Waikato Hospital based in Hamilton, New Zealand.  We are recruiting to permanent positions and encourage applications from generalists and those with a special interest.  A commitment to patient centred care and multi-disciplinary teamwork is essential.  Applicants must be both flexible in their approach and be willing to contribute positively to a service undergoing transformation. The applicant will hold FRANZCOG or equivalent and be eligible for specialist registration in New Zealand.
 
We have 5th and 6th year medical students from the University of Auckland and midwifery students from Wintec. We are looking to improve training for both undergraduates and RANZCOG trainees. Participation in training and teaching would be a key component of the job plan. Candidates with research interests could enjoy on campus support from the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical Campus and Waikato DHB’s Clinical Audit Support.
 
We provide a collaborative and supportive learning environment which encourages excellence and innovation.
 
Why us?
Waikato DHB is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary and secondary healthcare providers. We provide tertiary services to a region of 900,000 and secondary services to a local district of 375,000.  We have approximately 5,500 deliveries per year in the district and 3,500 of these are at Waikato Hospital.  Facilities include a seven bed delivery suite, two high dependency beds, a women’s acute assessment unit, antenatal, postnatal and gynaecological inpatient wards, a dedicated outpatients service and modern theatres.  The O&G team consists of 15 consultants, 15 registrars and 8 senior house officers.
 
Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city and is also one of the fastest growing.  It is situated on the banks of the Waikato River.  It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is close enough to beaches, mountains and forests for a range of outdoor activities.  Living in Hamilton and the Waikato region gives you reasonably priced housing, excellent public and private schools and an easy commute to work.  It has all the benefits of a big city without the stress.
 
If you are looking for a fabulous environment to raise your family or an opportunity for exciting outdoor leisure pursuits, then we would welcome your application.

Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Staff Contacts
 
phone +64 04 472 4608  

Jane Cumming
Manager
jcumming@ranzcog.org.nz

Jude Kaveney
Training Coordinator
jkaveney@ranzcog.org.nz

Makiko Wimbush
Events & SIMG Coordinator
mwimbush@ranzcog.org.nz 

Lynn Gestro
Communications Coordinator
lgestro@ranzcog.org.nz

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