Key dates

Wednesday 1 May:
Closing date for recommendations for Honorary Fellow or Life Members

Saturday 1 June: 

Closing date for nominations for Associate or Fellow awards

Monday 17 June:
Registrations for HāT open

Saturday 29 June:
Closing date for receipt of resolutions to amend rules or policy

Friday 26 July:

Registrations for HāT close

Monday 29 July:

Branches, Aronui Tōmua and Komiti Pasifika are notified of resolutions and rule changes

Sunday 29 Sept – 2 Oct:
Annual Meeting | Hui-ā-Tau in Rotorua

National Executive Elections

You can find all the information about National Executive Elections, including a nomination form, here.

Honours nominations

NZEI Te Riu Roa has procedures whereby it can recognise those members who have given distinguished or outstanding service to education and / or the Institute.Members considered for recognition will have conducted themselves in ways that promote and maintain the dignity and welfare of the Institute, advanced the cause of education and reflected their responsibility to learners and the community. 

  • You can access all the documents for the honours process here.


What happens

In the months leading up to Hui-ā-Tau, we put out a call for resolutions. All resolutions need to be sanctioned by the National Executive or a meeting of an Area Council, Branch, Aronui Tomua or Komiti Pasifika.

You'll need to prepare some documentation:

  • supporting arguments for why your resolution should be adopted
  • projected costings

You have until three months before Annual Meeting to get your resolutions into the National Secretary. She will then forward each resolution to branches two months before Annual Meeting.

The National Secretary may choose to establish a Resolutions Advisory Committee (AMRAC). This committee will consider all resolutions received and may contact the those sponsoring the resolution if there are duplications, or in cases where the intent of the resolution is unclear, or where the information is incomplete.

AMRAC's work enables the debate to run smoothly and facilitates discussion about the recommendations.

At Annual Meeting, members will discuss and debate each resolution, and vote on whether to pass it.

Rules and policies

NZEI Te Riu Roa Constitution

NZEI Te Riu Roa Policy Document

How to make a resolution

Complete the resolution form and send it to

Resolutions to amend the rules

If your resolution is to amend or repeal a rule, your resolution should begin like this:

"That Section ___ of the Rules of the New Zealand Educational Institute (Inc) be amended by..."

Resolutions to amend policy

If the purpose of the resolution is to define new policy the resolution should begin with:

"That NZEI adopt as policy…"If the intention is to amend existing policy it should begin with: "That NZEI policy be amended…"and include a reference to the existing policy.

If the intention is to direct action on existing policy then the resolution should begin with:

"That action be taken..."

If the intention is to direct Executive or Members to strong feelings on some topic the resolution should begin with:

"That it be noted…."

If you need advice

If you have difficulty wording resolutions or are unsure if the matter being put forward is either already policy or counter to existing policy, National Office staff are ready to help. Email for advice.


Novotel Rotorua Lakeside: City View Room - $249.00 p/n. Breakfast Rate: $34.00 per person.
IBIS Rotorua: 
City View Room - $199.00 p/n. Breakfast rate: $29.00 per person.

Contact: Email or call (07) 346 3888. Please quote “NZEI 2024”

Accommodation Cancellation:

(a) All cancellations or amendments must be received in writing.
(b) Penalty charges applicable for rooms cancelled inside of 30 days prior to arrival will be billed to the “Client”. In the event of a delegate “No Show” on the confirmed date of arrival 100% of the total accommodation cost will be charged for the full duration of the stay.

Millennium Rotorua:

Superior Room - $190.00 per room per night only.
Superior Plus Room $220.00 per room per night only.
Breakfast Rate: $28.00 Per person per day.

or call (07) 347 1234. Please quote “NZEI 2024”

Accommodation Cancellation: Amendments may be made (and, where applicable, cancellation charges may be incurred) in accordance with the following:

(a) Within thirty (30) days before Hotel Arrival Date – Any Room Night Cancelled or subject to a ‘No-Show’ will incur a cancellation fee equal to the total number of room nights cancelled at the accommodation rate quoted and confirmed for the relevant room type cancelled.

(b) You must provide to the Hotel written updates on guestroom status (i.e. number of guests and room types required) at one hundred and twenty (120), ninety (90), sixty (60) and thirty (30) days before arrival. Failure to do so may result in your booking(s) being cancelled.


Superior Room: $209 p/n + breakfast x1 person
$239 p/n + breakfast for x2 people

Superior Plus Room: $249 p/n + breakfast x1 person
$279 p/n + breakfast x2 people

Contact:  Sudima Hotel: Email Please quote “NZEI 2024”

Accommodation Cancellation: Cancellation Policy 4.1 The Client may cancel the entire reservation by providing written notice to the Hotel at least 30 days prior to the arrival date. 4.2 If the Client does not comply with clause 4.1 above, the Client will be liable to the Hotel for the payment of a cancellation fee equal to 75% of the total booking cost. 4.3 If the Client complies with clause 4.1 above, the Client will not be liable to the Hotel for any cancellation fees. 4.4 Any deposit paid by the Client shall be non-refundable, regardless of the cancellation notice period. 4.5 The Client agrees that the Hotel in previously guaranteeing availability may have turned away other opportunities and incurred administrative charges. Charges applied are based on both displacement and administrative considerations. 5. No Show Policy 5.1 A reservation that is guaranteed by prepayment or with approved credit facilities and is neither cancelled nor taken up by the Client will be treated as a cancellation and incur a no-show charge of 100% of the total cost of the accommodation. In such a situation any further nights included in the reservation will be automatically cancelled.