Annual Meeting is the highest authority of NZEI Te Riu Roa. The functions of the Annual Meeting are to:

  • consider the National Executive’s report
  • consider the Financial Report, note the Consumer Price Index adjustment to the subscriptions, and consider any further subscription increases needed,
  • elect the members of the National Executive,
  • debate and determine issues of interest to the Institute, and set Institute policy accordingly
  • amend or repeal the rules of NZEI Te Riu Roa
  • receive and consider the report from Te Kāhui Whetū
  • receive a written report from the National Executive detailing all policy decisions that it or the Institute has made since the previous annual meeting, and
  • to debate and determine policy resolutions and rule changes.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are the rules of procedure for Annual Meeting. The Standing Orders below are set out in Section 53 of the Rules of the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa Incorporated as amended by the Institute’s Annual Meeting – 29th  September 2019.

These standing orders apply at all times while in Annual Meeting sessions. During the Hui session of Annual Meeting, tikanga Māori applies.

National Executive Report

The National Executive Report for 2020 will be published closer to Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting Resolutions

The Institute’s annual meeting can amend, add to or repeal these rules, subject to any changes required by the Registrar of Incorporated Societies. Any full or provisional Institute member can submit a resolution, for discussion at the Institute’s annual meeting, proposing that the rules should be amended, added to or repealed, provided that the resolution has already been sanctioned by the National Executive or a meeting of the member’s Area Council or Branch.

In most situations, resolutions to amend, add to or repeal the rules must be submitted on the correct form and accompanied by a supporting argument.

The closing date for resolutions to amend rules or policy is 27 June 2020.