Nicola Hartfield

Nicola Vita


Nicola Hartfield mediates in family, community and workplace arenas. She is a Mediation Fellow of both the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of NZ (AMINZ) and of Resolution Institute. She sits on the AMINZ Council and is the Inaugural Recipient of the Ann Edge Memorial Award for Excellence in Fellowship Mediation (2014). Nicola was named by the National Business Review (July 2014) as being in the top 10 family mediators in New Zealand. She is a contract teacher for the Massey University Dispute Resolution Centre and presents both nationally and internationally on various aspects of dispute resolution and negotiation.

Nicola has a professional background in Social Work, and alongside her mediation practice, she provides mentoring and workplace coaching in reflective practice to a wide range of individual, corporate, Government and not-for-profit organisations.

She is currently co-authoring a book on anger and how it changes our thinking. Her current interests include implementing family mediation into the prison environment to maintain safe attachment between a child and their incarcerated parent and the “stolen generation” – the New Zealand babies of sole mothers, that were put out to adoption.

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