This year for Annual Conference, the theme is Whakamana Tāngata. As an outcome of this conference, we want every member in NZEI Te Riu Roa to know they have a place in the union. For their knowledge, expertise, background, contribution, and diversity to be valued and respected. The people who attend annual conference have a role to enable this to happen.

NZEI President Lynda Stuart

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart addresses the union's 2019 annual conference, following a video recapping the Kua Tae Te Wā campaign.

Chris Hipkins addresses NZEI Te Riu Roa's annual conference 2019

Kua tae te wā - Campaign Summary

PPTA President Jack Boyle

PPTA Te Wehengarua President, Jack Boyle, speaks to the 2019 NZEI Te Riu Roa annual conference in Rotorua.

Jack Boyle is the President of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), the union for secondary teachers in public schools across New Zealand. He was elected to PPTA’s Executive Board in 2013 and served as Vice President in 2016.

Angelo Gavrielatos

Angelo Gavrielatos is the Project Director at Educational International (EI) responsible for leading EI's response to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education. He was the Federal President of the Australian Education Union (AEU) for 7 years prior to commencing work with EI. Angelo started his career in 1987 as a secondary teacher in South West Sydney, NSW.

Phylesha Brown-Acton

Phylesha Brown-Acton, An indigenous trans activist from the village of Hakupu, Niue Island. Phylesha is a champion for the rights of gender and sexual minority groups within New Zealand and the Asia and Pacific region, she is the founder and Director of a Pacific LGBTQI+ organisation called F'INE, pronounced “fee-neh”, that provides navigational services to Pacific LGBTQI+ peoples and their families in Auckland - New Zealand. She is a renowned Pacific Cultural entertainer, traditional costume designer, her pronouns are she and her.

Dr. Keri Milne-Ihimaera

Dr. Keri Milne-Ihimaera was awarded her Doctorate of Māori Development and Advancement (DMDA) in 2018. Her thesis documents the authentic story of what happened at Moerewa School during the period April 2012, to May 2014 when she was the Principal of the school, and the school had a Statutory Intervention imposed by the Minister of Education. Keri’s research is the first written from the perspective of an ‘insider’ involved in a Statutory Intervention in a New Zealand school, and she challenges the notion that Statutory Interventions are implemented in ways that have beneficial outcomes for schools, students and their communities.

NZEI Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

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