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Kei ngā mātanga, kei ngā tautōhito, kei ngā tōpūtanga tapuhi kaitiaki o Aotearoa , ngā mihi o te rā nei ki a koutou, tēnā anō koutou katoa.

Ehara i te mea he aha e hoa mā, engari, he toro noa tēnei kia kī atu; e pāorooro tonu ana te whatumanawa i te whakamīharo o tā tātou piritahi tuatahi i te pō rā;  kei ngā āpiti, kei aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa!

To you the sophisticated, the skilled and experienced, to the nurses and members of NZNO I salute you all.

I do not write to you for naught, I write to you with purpose and say to you; The heart beat missteps at the thought of the first time we came together in collaboration.

To my friends, to my chiefs I acknowledge you all.


Keelan Ransfield

Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa
New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Maori greeting

Invitation from the Chairperson

Welcome to the 10th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, to be held May 5-8, 2019.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to extend to you our ‘māfana mai’, our warmest welcome. This prestigious international event is proudly hosted by the Neonatal Nurses College – Aotearoa (NNCA) in collaboration with New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and The Council of Neonatal Nurses (COINN).

Over three-and-a-half-days, an exciting and thought provoking programme consisting of plenary and concurrent sessions and poster presentations will explore the theme Enriched Family – Enhanced Care.

Enriched Family – Enhanced Care (Whannau/Ko e Fakakoloa’o e Famili, share the care) will showcase the innovative neonatal care delivered by you and experienced by families every day around the globe.

The exhibit area will feature the latest products and services available, and the social component will allow you plenty of time to network with the wider neonatal family - colleagues, friends and others working or studying in the field of newborn care.

New Zealand in autumn is an inspiring and beautiful setting for our Conference. At this pleasant time of year, the weather is just right, whether your interests are to enjoy the amazing scenery and outdoor activities or simply to sit back and enjoy New Zealand’s diverse food, wine, shopping and entertainment.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join nursing and associated medical professional colleagues from around the world to explore critical issues, emerging trends and innovations in newborn care, to share global wisdom, to network and foster new partnerships, and to discover the wonders and beauty of New Zealand

Nau mai, haere mai, whakaeke mai – Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand.

Kind regards

Dale Garton
Chair, Organising Committee

On behalf of NNCA Local Organising committee for COINN 2019

Organising Committee

Helen Barwick
Waikato District Health Board
Paula Dellabarca
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Wakako Eklund
Committee Liaison – Japan
Eseta Finau
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Roslyn Gasparini
Auckland District Health Board
Judy Hitchcock
Non-Executive Director, COINN
Rosina Ho
Auckland District Health Board
Carole Kenner
President, COINN
Annie Marshall
Southern District Health Board
Karen New
Advisor/Consultant, COINN
Kerri Nuku
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Debbie O’Donoghue
Christchurch District Health Board
Karen Walker
Vice President, COINN
Kate Weston
New Zealand Nurses Organisation



Enriched Family, Enhanced Care

COINN 2019, New Zealand offers an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contribution of families in the care of preterm and sick babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units globally, in a range of cultural contexts.

Around the world, the family unit is fundamental to the successful recovery of NICU babies, providing growth, strength, resilience and unity. In New Zealand, the original inhabitants of the land and indigenous people are called ‘Māori.’

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Maori proverb


Tera tētahi whakatauki rongonui a te Maori e korerohia ana mo Te Pa Harakeke me te whakarite I te ahua o tera tipu ki te whanautanga ki te Ao. He kupu whakarite te Pa Harakeke mo te kotahitanga o nga whanau katoa, puta I te Ao. Tena koutou katoa.

Native to New Zealand and intimate to Maori culture, the flax plant was used by Maori as a material for weaving baskets, skirts and the Wahakura, a traditional Maori bassinet. The flax plant is commonly used as a metaphor to pull the Whanau/Family thread together in unity, around the world.

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