NZMA founded. The first meeting’s agenda included issue of unqualified vaccinators, the registration of midwives and new rule that made doctors ineligible to become coroners. The first President was Dr Thomas Hocken.
First issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal published.
A New Zealand branch of the British Medical Association was formed and the original NZMA disestablished. It was envisaged that affiliation with the BMA would increase influence and prestige of the NZ medical profession.
First woman member of the NZMA signs up – Dr Emily Siedeberg. She later served as medical superintendent of St. Helen’s Hospital in Dunedin.
NZMA finds advocacy and representation difficult as many of its members are overseas fighting in World War Two.
Fee for service plan for GPs introduced – doctor paid five shillings for each consultation and illegal to charge additional fee.
NZMA achieves total autonomy from BMA and is named Medical Association of New Zealand (later changed back to NZMA in 1976).
NZMA ceases to be a union.
Pippa McKay elected first female NZMA Chair, and Dame Norma Restieaux appointed first female NZMA President.
New Zealand Medical Journal becomes an online publication.
NZMA celebrates 125 years as the pan-professional body representing doctors and their patients