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The IRMTNZ Council consists of 10 democratically elected members representing five geographical districts across Aotearoa (two members per district). The President and Vice-President are elected from within the Council ranks.

Additionally, in accordance with the Music Teachers Act 1981, a Government Nominee is appointed. The Government Nominee is required to serve on the Registration Board.  

Our Registrar manages our membership administration and finances, and four additional roles are currently filled by incumbent Council members:

For efficient and effective governance Council members work together in sub-committees and special working groups.

Our Registration Board consists of one member representing each of five districts and our Government Nominee.

Four sub-committees manage Communications, Finance, Teacher Training & Education, and National Professional Development.  

Our Ethics Committee consists of our President, Government Nominee, Registrar and one other councillor.

Council meets twice yearly – via video-conference mid-year and in person each January.

Council is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi. 

Council members are required to record their carbon footprint when carrying out council work. These are then included in an overall calculation to ensure that Council remains carbon neutral.

President Vice President Government Nominee
Wendy Hunt

Katherine Jones

Dr Patrick Shepherd

Wendy Hunt
MEd, LTCL, Dip Tchg, LAIRMTNZ, FIRMTNZ
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120 (District 2)

Tel: 027 447 7410


Katherine Jones

Cert Exec Mus, LTCL, LAIRMTNZ, FIRMTNZ
19 Langley Place, Belfast
Christchurch 8051 (District 4)

Tel: 027 711 8307


Dr Patrick Shepherd
DMus, MMus, BMus (Hons), PGCE, CertAT, AIRMTNZ
154 Siena Place
Ohoka, RD2 Kaiapoi

District 1: Post Codes 0100 – 1999, upper North Island: from Northland to South Auckland
Annemarie Gasparini
AMusTCL, ATCL Perf Voice,
LTCL Perf Voice, AIRMTNZ

6 Cellarmans Street
Te Atatu Peninsula
Auckland 0610
Tel: (09) 834 4801

Dr Graham McPhail
BMus (Hons), DipTchg, MMus, AIRMTNZ
49B Wainui Avenue
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022
Tel: (09) 849 7976

 

District 2: Post Codes 2000 – 4299, central North Island: from Waikato and Bay of Plenty, down the East Coast to Hawke’s Bay

Wendy Hunt

Wendy Hunt
(President)

Details above

Andrew Buchanan-Smart

Andrew Buchanan-Smart
MA, MMus, FTCL, MBA, MMS, FIRMTNZ

26 Stafford Street
Cambridge 3434
Tel: 027 658 4013

 

District 3: Post Codes 4300 – 6499, lower North Island: from Taranaki down through Whanganui and Manawatu, to Wairarapa and Wellington


Cathy Martin
(Communications Coordinator)

BMus Hons, FTCL, LRSM, LAIRMTNZ
1/5 Baring Terrace
New Plymouth 4312
Tel: 0274 877 740

 

Position currently vacant until our next elections, January 2025. 

District 4 Post Codes 7000 – 8399, upper and central South Island: from Nelson and Marlborough down to Christchurch and Canterbury
Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones
(Vice President)

Details above

Margaret Maw

Margaret Maw
LTCL, TTC, FIRMTNZ
11 Orchard Place
RD 1, Kaiapoi
Tel (03) 327 76
 6404

 

District 5 Post Codes 8600 – 9799, lower South Island: from Dunedin down to Central Otago and Southland

Rebecca Ryan
BA, BMus (Hons), LTCL, ARAM, DipGrad Perf, Dip RAM
40 Main Street
Weston,
Oamaru 9401
Tel: 021 0233 6654

Kinga Krupa
MMus Arts in Piano Performance, AIRMTNZ
88 Arrow Junction Road
Queenstown 9371
Tel: 021 0843 7037

 

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