Life Membership is awarded to women who have rendered significant service at a national and/or international level, over and above the performance of duties of elected office. Currently, NCWNZ National Life Members include:
- Beryl Anderson ONZM, of Porirua
- Elizabeth Bang CNZM, of Hamilton
- Sue Barker, of Wellington
- Rae Duff ONZM, of Wellington
- Christine Knock, of Auckland
Our national life members represent valued members of NCWNZ, providing us with constant support and advice. Congratulations to our newest life members: Christine Low and Jane Prichard have been elected.
Christine Low has been involved in NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch since the 80s, was on the NCWNZ Board from 1998 and National President from 2004-2008. Recently Christine was a member of the Constitution review committee, having been invited because of her institutional knowledge and clear thinking.
Jane Prichard has been involved in NCWNZ Auckland Branch since 1990, was on the NCWNZ Board from 1996 and National Vice President from 1998-2002. She has been involved with our international body the International Council of Women (ICW-CIF) as a Standing Committee Convenor, Board member and Vice President, and was a founder of the ICW-CIF Asia-Pacific Regional Council (APRC). Outside of NCWNZ she has been President of Presbyterian Women, and a founder of both Bridgebuilders International in Aotearoa and Pacific Women's Watch NZ. She was awarded a CNZM in 2019 for services to women. Her memoir, Creating Space – An Experience of Gender, was published in March 2023.