NOHANZ Biennial General Meeting 2018

2018-11-27 17:00 - 19:00

Notice of Biennial General Meeting 2018

Members are warmly invited to the 2018 NOHANZ Biennial General Meeting to be held at :

  • Te Whare Wananga o Waikato
  • 5pm, for 5.30pm to 7pm meeting on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Read: Notice of meeting, Notice of Motion to change to Annual General Meeting, Minutes 2016, Administrator Role, and Representative Voting Form


5pm Light drinks and nibbles

5.30 to 7pm Biennial General Meeting

Biennial General Meeting – Agenda

1 Apologies

2 Minutes of BGM 21 October 2016

3 Matters Arising from 21 October 2016 Minutes

4 President’s Report

5 Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements for 2016 and 2017

6 Discussion of 3 Matters for Changes to Constitution

  1. Change to Annual rather than Biennial General Meeting for approval of Financial Statements.
  2. Number on Executive Committee.

2016 BGM Minutes records “Proposal that the Executive Committee number be increased. Topic to be voted on at next BGM.”

Constitution states “The Committee shall consist of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate Past-President and three other members.”

  1. Paid book-keeper role.

7 Election of Officers

New members are welcomed, to enable the Committee to represent a range of interests, skills and regions. Meetings at held quarterly, online by internet conference. If you are a paid up member of NOHANZ and interested in standing, or want more information please contact NOHANZ at

Nominations from the floor are welcome, with use of the Nomination form.

For NOHANZ members unable to attend the BGM, but wishing to participate in the elections and voting, the Representative Voting Form should be completed and either emailed to or given to the scrutineer on the day of the General Meeting.

Supporting documents

To support your participation in the BGM the following documents will be available in November on the NOHANZ website

Minutes of Biennial General Meeting 2016

Nomination for a Position on the Executive Committee

NOHANZ – Committee Roles

Representative Voting Form

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sue Monk


National Oral History Association of New Zealand

October 2018

Related upcoming events

  • 2020-07-03 - 2020-07-05 All day


                                                 for New Zealand Studies


    New Zealand Oral History Conference

     Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the

    National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

    Victoria University of Wellington

    3 – 5 July 2020

    Ko wai mātou?        Who are we?

     A common thread runs through the contemporary work of many philosophers, economists, geneticists, historians and novelists world-wide. Who are we? What unites us? What separates us?  As we in Aotearoa New Zealand grapple with the consequences of colonisation 250 years on, questions of personal and collective identity resonate on multiple levels. Do we share any form of collective identity?

    We invite papers that explore “who are we?” in different and interesting ways.

    • There are multiple social and cultural dimensions to identity – iwi/hapu, family, ethnicity, occupation, class, sexuality, generation, and gender among them.
    • How do we navigate the personal and collective multiplicity of identities that are part and parcel of everyday life?
    • In what ways are these identities perceived to overlap?
    • How do we negotiate conflicting identities?
    • Past or present – which matters more when considering who we are?
    • Are our life narratives our self-identities?

    Through the medium of interviews and life narratives oral historians are able to record a rich diversity of perspectives and make a contribution to understanding the question “Ko wai mātou?” or “Who are we?”.

     Keynote speakers include:

    (Waskam) Emelda Davis, founding member and chairwoman of Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) in Sydney, speaking on ‘Children of the Sugar Slaves’.


     Na Li, Research Fellow and Professor in the Department of History, Zhejiang University, China, speaking on “Oral History, Public Memory, and Political Identity: A Transnational Dialogue”. To be confirmed.


    There will be workshops on Friday 3 July at the National Library, Wellington.

     To submit a proposal

    Please send a title, 200-word (maximum) abstract, and a brief (two sentence) biography:


    By:  Saturday 18 April 2020

    In all cases, to assist with later programme planning, please indicate clearly the focus of your paper within the broad theme. You will be notified by the end of April whether your paper has been accepted.

    Registration for the conference will open on Monday 4 May 2020.

    If you have any questions about the conference, please contact:

     Anna Green:


    Anna Packer:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *