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Nurses’ trademark resilience can only last so long The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s fifth biennial employment survey of its nurse membership reveals a steady decline of overall morale with specific concern about safe staffing levels, workload and pay. In addition there is an incr...

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Please find attached the iDcare report of their independent review of the NZNO Cyber Incident of 1 November 2016.
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For urgent assistance Call the member support centre on 0800 28 38 48, then press 1 and leave a message. Your call will be returned to establish the nature of the support you need. There will be no service for the period 24 December to 3 January but messages will be responded to soon af...

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30 November 2016 NZNO chief executive Memo Musa is calling for a stock-take of operations at Waikato Hospital to be assured that nurses and their care of patients is not at risk because of there being too many pressure points at risk of bursting. Memo Musa says that although the reports he is ...

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Please find attached the PDF of the Terms of Reference and steps of the review of the cyber incident of Tuesday 1 November.      

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3 November 2016  Advice to NZNO Members on how to be safer online Tips from www.connectsmart.govt.nz  (there is more information on this site) Password protect all your devices Make sure your desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones are all secured with differe...

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3 November 2016 On Tuesday 1 November a person pretending to be the chief executive, Memo Musa, using a fake yahoo email address, contacted NZNO and requested the email contacts for our members. Unfortunately this information was released. NZNO has a membership of 47,000 but not all members ha...

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An open letter to the sixteen governments negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)   17 October 2016   Health organisations call on trade ministers to reject provisions that would negatively affect access to generic medicines in the Regional Comprehe...

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14 October 2016 NZNO in deep sadness join today with all other CTU affiliates and thousands of people who knew Helen Kelly and the great work she has done for a very long time on behalf of working people in New Zealand. “She will be missed by us all and in particular some of our top indu...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says that 20 years on from the Mason Report, it is time for a review of the current mental healthcare model as there are stresses and strains in many different areas and a growing lack of leadership and cohesion. NZNO Presid...

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28 September 2016 Responding to the Otago University research about outcomes for babies born with a lead maternity carer, NZNO say it is timely research and suggests it could trigger a wider investigation of the whole maternity system. “Midwives are part of a much bigger service. We have...

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21 September 2016 NZNO are at parliament today contributing to the discussion about assisted dying (AD) because any legislation around medically assisted dying will have serious implications for nurses and their duty of care for patients. Based on legislative trends overseas, nurses acknowledg...

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20 September 2016 Patients will gain from the new no-fuss prescribing nurses. From today suitably qualified nurses can prescribe medicines for straightforward medical conditions. Welcoming the move, New Zealand Nurses Organisation CE Memo Musa says this legislation backs up what nurses alre...

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13 September 2016 NZNO welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to overhaul the Domestic Violence Act to empower agencies to share information and also to protect women and children sooner. NZNO chief executive Memo Musa says government impetus on this issue is good but that NZNO remains con...

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6 September 2016 A Māori nurse who cares for people with long-term conditions and a Filipino nursing lecturer are the co-winners of this year's New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Young Nurse of the Year Award. Rosita Richards, who is based in Tokoroa, works for the Hauraki Primary Heal...

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6 September 2016 Bay of Plenty nurse practitioner (NP) Pare O'Brien is the recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO's highest honour, Te Akenehi Hei Award. The award was presented at an awards dinner in Wellington last night (September 6) following NZNO's annual general meeting. O&#...

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2 September 2016 The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) support the stand taken by leaders of the world’s physicians and nursing associations, who have condemned the continuing violence against health personnel in Syria and other nations. ...

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1 September 2016 The chief executive of the world's largest health professional organisation, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), will speak at the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) conference this week. (Wednesday, September 7.) New Zealand nurse Frances Hughes, who took ...

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31 August 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in their industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) over short staffing, long hours, and burnout. “The reports by doctors of falling asleep at the wheel...

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19 August 2016   Responding to the announcement of the new name for the government agency the ‘Ministry for Vulnerable Children’, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere says she will be choosing to use its Māori name, ‘Oranga Tamariki’. Ka...

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4 August 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation will tomorrow launch a petition with Together to get full funding for smoking cessation and advocacy services. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku says, “Nurses, midwives, caregivers and kaimahi hauora want a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. Every ...

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18 July 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for a mental health system that treats every patient and staff member with the dignity they deserve. Responding today to news that the Chief Ombudsman is considering an investigation into mental health practices and services, N...

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6 July 2016 Last year the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s Mental Health Nurses Section raised the concern that social impact bonds were a “solution looking for a problem”. Chair of the Section, Gina Soanes says, “Today’s announcement that this government's ...

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1 July 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is proud to announce that it has joined the ranks of accredited Living Wage employers in New Zealand. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku says “One of our organisation’s values is that all staff are equally important to the success ...

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29 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the findings of the Perinatal and Mortality Review Committee report that show a consistent decline in the number of women and babies dying during pregnancy and childbirth. NZNO professional nursing adviser, Kate Weston says, &ldq...

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16 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply disappointed by Bill English’s decision to veto the Paid Parental Leave bill today. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says that NZNO is a long-time supporter of extending paid parental leave, because nurses and midwives under...

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16 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is thrilled to be part of a 3-year research project that aims to find ways of managing fatigue in hospital-based nurses. NZNO principal researcher Dr Léonie Walker, who will work on the project with Professor Philippa Gander and Dr Karyn O&rsquo...

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7 June 2016 Nurses, caregivers and other health care workers are pleased to hear a pathway to equal pay has been agreed by government, unions and employers. Cabinet has received the principles and are considering their response. New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial services manager, Cee ...

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30 May 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating World Smokefree Day – a global event that draws attention to the effects of smoking, on Tuesday 31 May. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku is clear about the need for stronger action to increase quit rates.   &ldqu...

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26 May 2016 Nurses around the country have realised that when the Government wants to prioritise health, it can. It was announced that 72 million over four years will be spent to meet the higher than expected need for free GP visits for under 13 year olds. NZNO president Grant Brookes says, &l...

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24 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Bronwyne Albright is calling on the Government to increase health spending by at least 4.7 percent in Thursday’s Budget, just to maintain our health care services. "I did my nurse training late. I'v...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Freya Head is one of many  calling on the Government to invest to invest at least $16 million over what is expected for Capital and Coast DHB Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Wellington's health care ...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and mental health nurse Rowan Coker is calling on the Government to invest at least $3 million over what is expected for Waikato DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Waikato's health care services. "I decided to bec...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and district nurse Esther Linklater is calling on the Government to invest at least $31 million over what is expected for Waitemata DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Waitemata's health care services. "I've wa...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and clinical nurse specialist Sara Mason is calling on the Government to invest at least $8 million over what is expected for Hawkes Bay DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Hawkes Bay's health care services. "I dec...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate, registered nurse and midwife Judith Couch is calling on the Government to invest at least an extra $21 million over what is expected in Thursday's Budget for Counties Manukau DHB, just to maintain Counties Manukau's health care ...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Cheryl Hanham is calling on the Government to invest at least $35 million over what is expected for Canterbury DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Christchurch's health care services. "I've...

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11 May 2016 Thursday 12 May is International Nurses Day; Florence Nightingale’s birthday and the day when all around the world people take the time to thank nurses for the great work they do. New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Manager, Nursing and Professional Services, Jane MacGeorg...

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04 May 2016 Midwives, nurses and parents everywhere celebrate International Day of the Midwife tomorrow (5 May). This year’s theme is 'Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery'. “Midwives around the world work hard every day to ensure women and newborns receive the quali...

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21 April 2016 Mental health nurses around the country are wondering why strategies to improve the mental health of New Zealanders have been omitted from the New Zealand Health Strategy – Future Direction 2016.   President of Te Ao Māramatanga, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nu...

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20 March 2016 Caregivers all around the country will celebrate Caregivers Week from 21 – 27 March. Events are being held in resthomes, community halls and parks during the week. NZNO president, Grant Brookes has a personal message for caregivers, “I hear so many stories of caregiv...

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3 February 2016 For several years New Zealand nurses and many other national and international nursing experts have been pointing out the risks to our health system posed by the Trans Pacific Partnership. “It now appears that our current government has not heeded our concerns. They have...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is delighted to see that the Australian Government has won the legal case brought against them by tobacco giant Philip Morris over plain packaging laws. Philip Morris was attempting to sue the Australian Government for lost profit under Investor-State Dispu...

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4 December 2015 Nurses welcome the release of the Adverse Events Report from the Health Quality and Safety Commission, and urges managers to work with nurses to keep patients safe in care. NZNO associate professional services manager Hilary Graham-Smith congratulate staff and the HQSC on the c...

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27 November 2015 New Zealand Nurses Organisation members will be among thousands marching in 34 locations around the country this weekend, for a safer climate and better health outcomes. NZNO President Grant Brookes says that the people’s climate march is an opportunity for improving New...

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9 November 2015 The ‘We’re relying on you’ campaign is hosting a picnic on the lawns of Parliament at 1pm on Equal Pay Day, Tuesday 10 November. We are celebrating the success of our campaign to get commitment and support for equal pay from MPs across all political parties in Pa...

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20 October 2015 Caregivers and nurses around the country welcome the opportunity to negotiate with the Government for better pay for caregivers and support workers.  Caregiver Marita Ansin-Johnson says, “If this works, it will make such a difference for me. I’ll be able to put...

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27 September 2015 Tomorrow, the High Court in Wellington will hear an application for judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release information relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) sought under the Official Information Act. Professor Jane...

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18 September 2015 On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world where women won the right to vote. This Suffrage Day, we’re celebrating and also sending a challenge to MPs: stand up for women’s rights and pledge to support pay based on skill, responsibility, e...

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Critical care nurse Sam Mojel was honoured for his service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation at an awards dinner held in Wellington last night. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says, "Sam has worked as a staff nurse and team leader in critical care at City Hospital for 20 years.  He i...

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16 September 2015 Christchurch caregiver Ruth Te Rangi was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation at an awards dinner in Wellington last night. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says, "Ruth has been a member of Canterbury Regional Council for many ears, representing care...

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16 September 2015 Waikato clinical nurse specialist and intern nurse practitioner Julie Daltrey was honoured for her service to nursing at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy says, "Julie is an exemplary role model who has made a significant contribution to...

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16 September 2015 Nelson duty nurse manager Bridget Baldwin was honoured for her service to the New Zealand nurses Organisation at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says, "Bridget has made an outstanding contribution to NZNO. She has been a member of ...

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16 September 2015 Enrolled nurses Anita Te Kahu and Dorothy Browning were honoured at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy says, "Anita and Dorothy are valued leaders, both for enrolled nurses and within the New Zealand Nurses Organisation." Anita is...

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16 September 2015 Auckland-based district health nurse, Judy Hattie was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy says, "Judy Hattie's unwavering commitment to working bi-culturally, bo...

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16 September 2015 Auckland sexual health nurse Sonya Temata was honoured for her service to nursing at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy says, "It is hard to imagine a more deserving recipient for this award than Sonya Temata. Sonya has many years' ex...

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16 September 2015 Auckland clinical nurse director Abel Smith was honoured for his service to nursing at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku presented the award, "I can't think of a more worthy recipient for this award. Abel is leading the way fo...

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16 September 2015 The 2015 NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Rural Nurse Specialist, Gemma Hutton was honoured last night at an awards dinner in Wellington. Franz Josef-based Gemma says, "I'm so surprised and humbled to receive this award. I feel quite overwhelmed that my colleagues even thou...

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16 September 2015 Christchurch practice nurse Leanne Lloyd received the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's most prestigious award at a ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says, "Leanne's passion for women's health stems from her mother dying from cervi...

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16 September 2015 Professor Marion Jones was presented with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation award for services to nursing at a ceremony held in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy says, “Professor Marion Jones is a deserving nominee for this award. She is a highly regard...

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7 September 2015 A new initiative to help end gender-based pay discrimination is being launched today. ‘We’re relying on you’ is a website that asks women MPs to sign a pledge to support pay based on the job, not the gender, and to never support gender-based discrimination of pa...

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31 August 2015 Momentum is building in New Zealand to address gender pay inequality says New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) caregivers, nurses and midwives. NZNO industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, “NZNO is committed to women's work being  based on the real value of...

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27 August 2015 Any suggestion by DHBs or any other party that nurses’ modest pay increases are the cause of budgetary difficulties are entirely unreasonable says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, “We are very disappo...

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25 August 2015 Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 district health boards (DHBs) around the country have voted to accept the DHBs’ proposed multi-employer collective agreement (MECA). NZNO industrial adviser, Lesley Harry says, “The first offer the DHBs br...

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24 August 2015 A release from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today, congratulating himself that more new graduate nurses are finding jobs sooner has student nurses and other NZNO members rolling their eyes. NZNO associate professional services manager, Hilary Graham-Smith says, “In the...

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18 August 2015 Tens of thousands of nurses around the country are hoping against hope that Trade Minister, Tim Groser does the right thing and walks away from TPP negotiations “We’re pro-health, not anti-trade, and we can see this deal would affect the health of all New Zealanders,...

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12 August 2015 The country’s largest nursing organisation, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), has a new President, Wellington Staff Nurse Grant Brookes. Brookes won a six-way contest to co-lead the 46,000-member professional and industrial body. Brookes will work with joint NZNO...

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5 August 2015 Papers were filed in the High Court in Wellington today seeking an urgent judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release any documents sought in a comprehensive Official Information Act request made by University of Auckland law Professor Jane Kelsey...

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29 July 2015 The health of New Zealanders seems to have been completely side-lined in the Ministry of Health’s leaked “Capability and Capacity” report says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). “Unfortunately, our constructive and positive contributions to the rev...

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24 July 2015 Nurses are unhappy to see the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill waters down current provisions, rather than strengthening them. NZNO lead organiser Lynley Mulrine says, “Nurses hate seeing patients coming through ...

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16 June 2015 Information released under the Official Information Act, showing that four years on from the quakes, Canterbury DHB staff are stressed and overworked, expenditure is at its limit and services are clogged, comes as no surprise to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). NZNO ind...

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9 June 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) cautiously welcomes the announcement that a commissioner may be appointed to run Southern District Health Board. “Good relationships between governance, management and staff are essential in the running of a complex organisation like...

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3 June 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Mental Health Nurses Section fears the Government’s new social impact bonds is a way to privatise mental health services and abandon its responsibility to fund public health and social services for our most vulnerable New Zealanders. ...

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29 May 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards were unable to reach a settlement at their negotiations for a collective agreement yesterday. “Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistant members of NZNO voted a decisive “no” to the DHBs offer and yest...

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27 May 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that vulnerable clients are being left in the lurch in the wake of the abrupt closure of Relationships Aotearoa.  “NZNO is particularly concerned that already overstretched existing health services will be left deal...

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25 May 2015 Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) around the country have voted overwhelmingly not to accept the DHBs’ proposed multi-employer collective agreement. “26,000 DHB staff belong to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation...

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21 May 2015 This years’ Budget does not provide enough funding to meet the health needs of New Zealanders, say nurses. New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) chief executive, Memo Musa says, “We are disappointed to see that funding has been cut considerably for significant primary ...

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13 May 2015 Nurses, families and communities in Oamaru, Ranfurly, Dunstan, Balclutha and Gore may soon be without jobs and quality healthcare services as Southern DHB is forced to cut 5 percent from its budget. New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) organiser, Mike Yeats says, “Hospitals...

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4 May 2015 Midwives, nurses and parents everywhere celebrate International Day of the Midwife tomorrow (5 May). This year’s theme is “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”.  “Aotearoa is very fortunate to have a system of maternity care that provides women and their whā...

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30 March 2015 Nurses are saying the Health Minister’s target of 6 hours waiting time in emergency departments is causing trouble right through the hospital system. The Minister recently admonished at least one district health board for its "recurring pattern of poor performance"...

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27 March 2015 The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and that it has the potential to imp...

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26 March 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) warmly welcomes Chai Chuah to his new role as Chief Executive and Director-General of the Ministry of Health. NZNO chief executive, Memo Musa says, “The appointment of Chai Chuah is good news for the health sector. Mr Chuah brings ...

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20 March 2015 Caregivers all around the country will celebrate Caregivers Week from 22 – 28 March. Events are being held in resthomes, community halls and parks during the week.  The woman behind the Equal Pay case, Kristine Bartlett, members of parliament and representatives from l...

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11 March 2015 A new website that holds an archive of nursing oral histories in New Zealand is being launched today in Wellington. www.nursinghistory.org.nz The website is the brain child of the Nursing Education and Research Foundation oral history project adviser Dr Jill Clendon and an Auckla...

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6 March 2015 Nurses say that changes to employment law that come into effect today will make it much harder for workers to get a fair deal. New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, “These changes are bad medicine. The law changes tilt the balance at wo...

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13 February 2015 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply concerned about the potential, negative impact of a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the health of New Zealanders.  There is potential for our successful drug-buying Pharmac model to be undermined and for a...

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16 December 2014 Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, “We can hardly believe w...

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28 November 2014 Nurses commenting on a Special Article published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal "Health and equity impacts of climate change in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and health gains from climate action" say if we want a healthy New Zealand we ...

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13 November 2014 Nurses, midwives and health care assistants are welcoming a report about health workforce planning released yesterday. The report, by Health Workforce NZ, outlines the state of the health workforce now and makes some predictions about future health workforce needs. NZNO profes...

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5 November 2014 Nurses and other health professionals are welcoming the Health Quality & Safety Commission “Let’s PLAN for better care” initiative, aimed at improving health literacy.  PLAN stands for: ‘P = Prepare for your visit; L = Listen and share; A = Ask ...

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30 October 2014 Nurses believe many serious and adverse events are a symptom of an under resourced health sector and stressed and overworked staff. When nursing staff don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything they need to do, the result is rationed nursing care and the potential f...

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28 October 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) congratulates Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota on their historic win. Today the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from Kristine’s employer; opening the way for the Employment Court to calcul...

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28 October 2014 Thousands of nurses who made submissions against the Employment Relations Bill last year are disappointed to hear that the Bill is likely to pass its third reading tonight. NZNO industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, “We are nurses, caregivers, health professionals &nda...

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6 October 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is looking forward to a constructive and fruitful relationship with newly announced Minister of Health, Jonathan Coleman. NZNO CEO Memo Musa says, “Minister Coleman has the credentials to be an effective Minister of Health, having pre...

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18 September 2014 Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. Rose is a senior staff nurse at Hawkes Bay DHB, an active NZNO regional council member and workplace delegate. She has spent many years pr...

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18 September 2014 Palmerston North nurse, Nicki Twigge was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. Nicki has a background is Specialist Palliative Care, working in an advanced nursing role which includes expertise in pa...

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18 September 2014 Whanganui nurse Barbara Hammond was honoured for her long service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy presented the award, “I can’t think of a more worthy recipient for this award. Bar...

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18 September 2014 Maureen Allan, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi and Tainui, is the latest recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO’s prestigious Akenehi Hei Award. The award is for a significant contribution to Māori health. A nurse with a long career community health, Master of Nursing degree, a Post ...

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17 September 2014 The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured last night at an awards dinner in Wellington. Waikanae-based Katrina says, “I’m blown away – it’s such an honour. My friends and family are my number one support; they alwa...

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12 August 2014 Young nurses, older nurses, student nurses and newly graduated nurses gathered at Parliament today to support the presentation of a petition calling for a nurse entry to practice programme for all new graduate nurses. More than 8,000 people signed the petition, which was unrolled on ...

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6 August 2014 Forty six thousand nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora, health care workers and allied health professionals from all around the country are sending their support to the PSA health workers who recently voted to take industrial action. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector,...

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31 July 2014 Last week the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) launched a petition to get a nurse entry to practice (NEtP) programme for every new graduate nurse. This week, and more than 7,000 signatures later, we are very pleased to hear the Government’s announcement that they will fund ...

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4 July 2014 NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members at Southern DHB are sceptical about CEO Carole Heatly’s statement that she will do everything in her power to cut costs at the DHB without affecting patient services. NZNO industrial services manager for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, &ld...

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20 May 2014 NZNO members at Capital and Coast DHB are troubled to hear their CEO say that cuts would not ‘directly impact on the safety and care of our patients’, but could include ‘further efficiencies’ in clinical supplies, reducing the use of overtime and a quick holiday ...

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15 May 2014 Nurses around the county are feeling disappointed that Budget 2014 has failed to deliver the increase in DHB funding required to even maintain current service levels. More cuts and increased pressure on nurses will be the result, with the inevitable flow on affect of compromised patient...

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12 May 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is one of a more than 260 health sector individuals and organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister today, warning of the threat to New Zealanders’ health from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  Leaked t...

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10 May 2014 Monday 12 May is International Nurses Day; Florence Nightingale’s birthday and the day when all around the world people take the time to thank nurses for the great work they do. Nursing researcher, policy analyst and registered nurse at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Dr Jil...

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4 May 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) celebrates International Day of the Midwife on Monday 5 May. We take the time to thank midwives in Aotearoa New Zealand who are working with women and their families in our communities and hospitals, and renew our commitment to advocating for a ...

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28 March 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the national rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) tomorrow because it believes that public health is too important an issue to be negotiated away in a secret agreement.  NZNO policy analyst, Marilyn He...

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7 March 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining organisations around the country and the world celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March. The United Nations theme for Women’s Day 2014, Equality for women is progress for all, is particularly appropriate...

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25 February 2014 Around 300 nurses met at Dunedin Hospital yesterday to tell the Southern District Health Board’s (DHB) chief executive Carol Heatly and executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel of their serious concerns about staff shortages and the impact of staff shortages on patient c...

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Posted in: Safe Staffing
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3 February 2014 Thousands of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) caregivers are looking forward to today’s court of appeal hearing of Kristine Bartlett’s equal pay case. In August 2013 Kristine Bartlett, a Service and Food workers member and caregiver in the residential aged care se...

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20 December 2013 Unions representing thousands of aged care workers have begun legal proceedings under the Equal Pay Act against the countries’ major rest home chains. Unions claim that the very low pay endemic in the residential aged care sector is because of the gender of the workers in t...

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Posted in: Aged Care
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11 December 2013 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply disappointed with the report released today by the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee about the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. Government members of the committee have recommended that the Bill proceed with...

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4 December 2013 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) National Student Unit and Te Runanga Tauira rōpū are concerned that newly graduated nurses all around the country are fearful of not getting a job as a registered nurse and feel powerless to change the situation. Student nurses and leaders...

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2 December 2013 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has learned that the reason why all first year graduate doctors have found positions is because the Government has paid hospitals to take them. This year 24 new doctors were “surplus to requirements” until the Government stepped...

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21 November 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the Serious Adverse Events report released today is a good way of learning from mistakes to improve the overall safety of healthcare delivery in New Zealand. The report demonstrates that there must be the right number of skilled an...

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Posted in: Safe Staffing
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19 November 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) thanks the Health Select committee for its inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse. “They have got it right,” says NZNO nursing policy adviser and researcher Dr Jill Clendon, “We commend t...

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1 November 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes there is no good reason for Waitemata DHB (WDHB) to move Waitakere Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit to North Shore Hospital. NZNO organiser Adam Craigie says, “All Auckland patients should be able to access to an appropria...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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22 October 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says that the provision of high quality healthcare relies on sustainable funding and adequate staffing – not “hotel-style” patient ratings. NZNO members are always looking for ways to improve and enhance the care their pa...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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Thursday the 17th of October is International Day for the Eradication of poverty and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for action locally, nationally and internationally to eradicate poverty. 25 percent of New Zealand children currently live in poverty. Christchurch nurse and cha...

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11 October 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining thousands of other organisations and individuals in calling for the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), currently being negotiated in secret, to be made public. NZNO believes the Government should not sign a...

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1 October 2013: October the 1st is a special day for older people all over the world, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the celebrations. As well as being a day of celebration, it brings the issues of our ageing population and the care of our elders to centre stage. NZN...

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Posted in: Aged Care
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10 September 2013: Ranfurly Care Ltd and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement on terms and conditions for all aged care staff working at the rest home and hospital. The agreement includes holding the wage rates for between one and...

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Posted in: Aged Care
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28 August 2013: Recent media reports highlighting ‘care rationing’ in two New Zealand hospitals are a cause for concern but not a surprise for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). NZNO believes the practice is widespread as DHBs and the nursing team are forced to do more with fewe...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku and President, Marion Guy are pleased to welcome newly elected directors to its board.  Current board member and registered nurse, Karen Naylor has been elected Vice President.   Successful candidates for the board are Ch...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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23 August 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) congratulates Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota on their historic win in the Employment Court. Aotearoa New Zealand is now one step closer to achieving equal pay for men and women who do similar work. N...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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15 August 2013: Staff at Ranfurly House residential aged care home and hospital have voted to take strike action over the callous actions of their employer. Ranfurly Care Limited are threatening staff with redundancy if they don’t accept the loss of conditions and holidays, and pay cuts of up...

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7 August 2013: Nurses all around the country are taking time out over the next couple of weeks to attend one of over 80 meetings to discuss what they can do about proposed employment law changes. NZNO industrial adviser, Lesley Harry says, “The stop work meetings will be held at every DHB in...

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6 August 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Government’s announcement that the General Medical Subsidy (GMS) will be extended to nurses and nurse practitioners. Pharmacists will also become eligible for the subsidy. The General Medical Subsidy is a per capita sum p...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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1 August 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is extremely disappointed and disturbed that Rymans is publically blaming nurses for failure of care in their Malvina Major facility in Wellington. NZNO industrial advisor for the aged care sector, David Wait says “All NZNO members wi...

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25 June 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to support the case that could change the face of aged care, being taken by the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota this week. Last year caregiver and SFWU member, Kristine Bartlett agreed to be the ‘test case&rsq...

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6 June 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is disappointed that a Bill that will remove important pay and condition protections for working New Zealanders passed its first reading last night. Nurse and NZNO delegate Grant Brookes says, “The changes proposed in this Bill are bad ...

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2 June 2013: NZNO strongly endorses the Green Party’s $30 million plan, announced in Christchurch today, to put a nurse in every low decile school in the country, as part of its strategy to eliminate child poverty. “There is abundant evidence that children’s health improves, if t...

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10 May 2013: Nurses all around the country are preparing to celebrate International Nurses Day on Sunday 12 May. This year’s theme is Closing the Gap: the Millennium Development Goals: 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, which are internationally recognised health related goals. International Nurses Day...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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3 May 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) celebrates International Day of the Midwife on Sunday 5 May. NZNO is proud to represent over 650 New Zealand midwives who support thousands of women every year through pregnancy and birth. The organisation advocates for all women to have acces...

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26 April 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the changes to employment law announced today will be bad news for workers and the economy. The changes include a change to the Employment Relations Act so that employers are not required to conclude a collective agreement, allowing em...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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26 March 2013: Former chief executive of Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) and current senior adviser in the mental health improvement group at the Ministry of Health, Memo Musa, is the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s new chief executive. Announcing his appointment today, NZNO president...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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  30 September 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has completed research into the experiences of Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) working in New Zealand.   Dr Jill Clendon, NZNO’s Nursing Policy Advisor/Researcher; “The key findings were that discrimina...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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28 September 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the role of drug-buying agency PHARMAC will change radically under the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated between 11 Asian and Pacific-rim countries including the United States and...

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Posted in: Public Health
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29 June 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating Enrolled Nurses Day on Saturday 30 June. Enrolled nurses are a vital part of the health care team and are employed in health settings throughout New Zealand. “The right mix of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and healt...

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Posted in: Enrolled Nurses
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2 March 2012: New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members working in all public hospitals have voted to accept a new multi employer collective agreement (MECA). This MECA covers more than 23,000 nurses, midwives and health care assistants. Members voted to ratify the settlement at meetin...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) urges Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) not to review the research and decline the option offered by Minister of Health Tony Ryall to rebuild Christchurch and Burwood hospitals using public-private partnerships (PPPs). NZNO CEO Geoff Annals says, ...

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NZNO has welcomed the expansion of the voluntary bonding scheme for nursing and other health graduates to include mental health and aged care. Minister of Health Tony Ryall this week announced that graduates wanting to join the scheme would get priority if they chose to work in either of these speci...

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More than 40 percent of nurses aged under 30 say the realities of nursing differ from their expectations, in particular the emotional challenge of nursing is more than they expected and the pay progression less. More than half of young nurses feel they are not appropriately paid for their roles and ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is holding paid union meeting in district health boards (DHBs) right around the country to support national Fairness at Work actions happening today. “It’s often difficult for nurses to attend rallies and events during work hours due to the nature of their...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the government’s package of liquor law reforms focuses too much on young people, while ignoring the impact of alcohol abuse on those aged over 20. NZNO president Nano Tunnicliff says that clearly there is a culture of heavy among young people and ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased that the Government has kept its election promise and clarified changes to the status and qualifications of Enrolled Nurses said Chair of NZNO Enrolled Nurses Section, Robyn Hewlett. “Enrolled Nurses are a valuable part of the health workforce a...

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Posted in: Enrolled Nurses
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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to see that the Law Commission’s report into the alcohol industry has come out strongly in favour of reducing the harm caused by alcohol. “Raising alcohol prices, restricting the hours that alcohol can be sold, reducing marketing and advertising...

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Posted in: Public Health
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Nurses Concerned by Proposed Ministry of Health Changes The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is very concerned by the changes the Ministry of Health has signalled it will be making. “Reduction in backroom staff impacts on the frontline workforce. When nurses are needed to spend time doing th...

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The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) welcomes today’s decision of the Nursing Council of New Zealand (The Council) regarding Enrolled Nurses.  The announcement by The Council that the Enrolled Nurse title will be used for all second level nurses in NZ and that an expanded scope of practi...

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While “horror stories” of inadequate care and neglect of elderly residents in rest-homes come under the media spotlight from time to time, the sad reality is that such cases are not rare, according to aged care industrial adviser with the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO), Rob Haultain. Two j...

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