Newsletter August 2012

NZOPA Newsletter:  August 2012

Welcome to the August edition of the NZOPA newsletter:


  • ·         Training:
  • ·         New Executive:
  • ·         Outcomes from AGM
  • ·         E-zine
  • ·         Case Studies and Fees Reminder
  • ·         New Members!

A date and venue have been set for the 1st NZOPA training day for the year.  The training topic is gait analysis and outcome measures with a focus on paediatrics and related conditions.
Venue: Auckland
Date: Saturday 17th November
Keep an eye out for further information on registration for this event.

NZOPA executive for 2012 – 2013
Your new executive members elected at the AGM in May are as follows

  • President:                  Cherry Holliday
  • Vice President:          Taryn Seaman
  • Secretary:                  Noelle Heffron
  • Treasurer:                  Arjun Sharma
  • Education Officer:    Mark Leonida
  • Ordinary Members: Moss Henderson, Neil Derbyshire

In addition to these changes and the resignation of Charl Botha from BOC Alarna Tuck has now filled this role as agreed by the executive.

  • BOC committee: Mark Leonida, Kerry Vickers, Alarna Tuck


  • Note the executive are currently looking for Volunteers for the NZOPA sub-committees. If you would like to help out or need more information on what this involves please email:

Outcomes from AGM
One of the major items arising from the AGM was the no vote which was carried against the future directions proposal introduced by the last executive. At the request of members present the current executive are to continue with a review of this proposal liaising with members to identify issues that have led to a no vote. Outcomes of this may assist with progressing this idea further in accordance with the views of the membership.
Other outcomes and a full report on the AGM will be available online shortly.
As requested at the AGM minutes of executive meeting will be available to all members online shortly. In the interim the minutes from the 1st and 2nd executive meetings are attached below. (If accessing this via the website note these minutes are now available for members to view via Library page)

E-zine launch is planned over coming weeks. Members are invited to submit articles to

Case Studies and Fees Reminder
It is the start of the year but no time like the present to get those case studies and fees in!
No case studies have been received as of yet for the current year.  These can be added via the website directly. If you require any assistance however please contact
Reminder: Do not leave it all to the last minute, aim for 3 every 6 months.

New Members!
There have been 3 enquiries in relation to members wishing to join the NZOPA. The executive consider all applications according to member rules but welcome these inquiries and interest in the organization.

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