Congratulations to Barry Maughan on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in recognition of all the work he has done, and is doing, for Ostomates over the years.

The 2017 Conference "Reaching Out" is to be held in New Plymouth at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International 4 - 6 August 2017.

Click here to download Registration Forms and Hotel Booking Forms


Our Facebook Group has been updated and the name changed to OstoMATES NZ.   Some exciting new members have joined so if you are interested have a look, you might just be surprised


This was held at Cloudland in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley area There were five finalists including two New Zealanders, Jill Newton and Kallia Patching and while neither won first place there was so little between all five that the judges found it very hard to actually pick the winner, who was Erin Goodwin from Perth.

The Great Comebacks program is not just for Ostomates but for nurses as well and although this year’s award went to an Australian nurse there is no reason why New Zealand nurses cannot be nominated for the 2017 awards as well as Ostomates. It just takes people to put pen to paper and send them in via the web site

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