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Nominations for National Executive and National Officers 2025-26

09 May 2024

National Officers and National Executive Membership

Nominations for the National Officers and National Executive positions are now open. According to rule 25 of NZEI Te Riu Roa constitution, any full or provisional members of the Institute are eligible to be nominated and elected to serve as National Officers or National Executive members of the Institute. Please refer to the guidelines outlined in the constitution for the nomination process (section F) here. The deadline for submissions is 22 July 2024.

The National Executive of the Institute comprises of:


1 National President

1 National Immediate Past-President or where applicable, a Senior Executive Member

1 National Vice-President

3 Members of Te Reo Areare selected biennially in accordance with procedures
established by Te Kahui Whetu

8 other members of the Institute:

  • 3 nominated from among the general membership
  •  1 nominated from among the early childhood sector
  • 1 nominated from among the primary teaching sector
  • 1 nominated from among the support staff sector
  • 1 nominated from among the school principals
  • who is an employee of the Ministry of Education, and who is either an education support worker, a behaviour support worker, a communication support worker, a service manager or a field staff member

The total number on the National Executive is 14.

All elections are conducted for these positions are on a simple majority basis.

Nominations

Nominations for National President, National Vice-President and an additional eight National Executive members shall be made on the Fifth Schedule to the constitution here.

Nominations for all positions shall be clearly marked either:

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BALLOT

EARLY CHILDHOOD SECTOR BALLOT

PRIMARY TEACHING SECTOR BALLOT

SUPPORT STAFF SECTOR BALLOT

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ BALLOT

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION POSITION

Nominations must be received by 22 July (no later than ten weeks before the first day of Annual Meeting)

Nominations can be emailed to: elections@nzei.org.nz or posted to:

National Secretary

NZEI National Office

PO Box 466 WELLINGTON 

6140

Please note that the Fifth Schedule allows for both branches and individuals to nominate national officers.

Photograph and CV – National Executive Nominees

All candidates should submit a photograph along with their CV. Such photographs should be in colour, and be a ‘head and shoulder’ shot. 

Photos and CVs along with the nomination forms can be sent electronically to:elections@nzei.org.nz

All photos supplied, as part the CV, are also used in a display intended for the foyer of the Energy Events Centre. 

Photos are used as part of the nomination process for voters to become more familiar with nominees.