Intergroup job descriptions and by-laws

Intergroups are formed when geographically close meetings organise themselves to provide service to their meetings. The South Island/Te Waipounamu Intergroup serves all OA meetings in the South Island of New Zealand. There are meetings in Nelson, Rangiora, Christchurch and Dunedin, and many of these are also on Zoom. See the Meetings section of this site for details.

Our TWP/SI Intergroup meets every other month via Zoom (and in person in Christchurch). All OA members are welcome to attend. Meetings send representatives, and representatives serve on the board and in committees, but we are all just ordinary members in recovery like you. Some positions have abstinence and service requirements, but others do not.

Job Descriptions


World Service Office resources

Overeaters Anonymous ( produce a wide range of resources for individuals and meetings to use to enhance their recovery journey, including literature, tapes and fund raising resources.

 On the OA  website you can subscribe to subscribe to Lifeline Magazine, view the literature catalogue, view A Step Ahead which provides World Service office news to groups and service bodies, and find inspiration in the members support area.

OA reading material such as The Twelve StepsThe Twelve Traditions or The Twelve Concepts of OA Service as well as favourites such as Just for Today, I Put My Hand In Yours and Welcome Home are available on this site.

Alternatively you can order these or other OA Literature online.

Region 10 resources

Help for Loners

There are hundreds of online meetings on, but if you cannot attend that way, there are other options for loners.


There is a range of suggested workshop formats available for groups wishing to run workshops. The OA Sydney website has a lot of information for these, including the Sponsorship WorkshopPrayer and Meditation WorkshopWorking the Program One Day at a Time Workshop, and the Abstinence Workshop.

Sponsorship and newcomers

OA Sydney also have good resources on sponsorship, including the Getting Started Guide for Sponsors and The First Twelve Days in OA guide for helping newcomers learn about the program.

What is Region 10?

Region 10 is the service body for New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Japan, and any other countries in the Asia-Pacific region where meetings may take place.

At the OA Region 10 website, view the Region 10 handbook, which provides information on all aspects of Region 10.