• Rangitoto

    Thank you to all our speakers for a successful conference

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    Thank you for attending COINN 2019, we hope you enjoyed your stay.




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

Thank you for attending the 10th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference 2019


Thank you to all those who made the journey to Auckland, New Zealand for the COINN 2019 Conference, kindly hosted by Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) & Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa (NNCA).

We hope you got significant value out of your attendance and also enjoyed our lovely "City of Sails".

We'd like to thank our Industry Sponsors, we could not have had this Conference without their contribution and support.

Finally, we could not have delivered such a quality programme without our Speakers who have travelled from all across the globe to join us in Auckland. We sincerely thank you for your time and commitment to the success of the Conference.

On behalf of COINN, thank you for joining us in Auckland.

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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