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Notice to members: membership fee increase effective 1 April 2016

At NZNO's 2004 Annual General Meeting members agreed NZNO could increase fees annually in line with the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of the cost of living in New Zealand. This has proved to be an effective way to:

  • Keep fees as low as possible without reducing core services
  • Address rising costs of delivering core services to members
  • Prevent significant increases once every few years.

1.5 per cent membership fee increase from 1 April 2016

At their meeting on 21 October 2015 the Board of Directors considered a proposal from Chief Executive Memo Musa to increase fees in line with the CPI, and approved an increase of 1.5 per cent from 1 April 2016. (The increase from 1 April 2015 was 1.9 per cent.)

This 1.5 per cent increase is lower than the projected CPI increase of 1.9 per cent, which the board considered too high, given the lower levels of inflation currently being experienced.

Free membership for first year BN or EN students from 1 April 2016

At their meeting on 17 February 2016 the Board of Directors approved that from 1 April 2016 students in their first year of study in the Bachelor of Nursing or Enrolled Nurse programmes are eligible for free NZNO membership.

Students in their second and third year of study in these programmes pay the usual student membership fee.
Internationally qualified nurses or NZ trained RNs undertaking CAP (competency assessment programme/return to nursing) are NOT eligible for the first year of study free membership.

Benefits of NZNO membership

NZNO is both a professional organisation and a registered union committed to providing 'best practice' member support to you in all areas of operations. There is no other nurses' organisation like it.

One modest membership fee gives you access to all the functions of a registered union AND of a professional association, including first rate legal and indemnity insurance protection.

What you need to do

  • If your NZNO membership subscription is deducted by your employer, you don't need to do anything
  • If you pay your NZNO membership subscription by automatic payment or online payments, please change your payments to the new rate so as to take effect on 1 April 2016.

If you have any questions please email the NZNO Membership Team at membership@nzno.org.nz

 

2016 membership fees

An increase to NZNO fees (reflecting the annual increase in the consumer price index) takes effect on 1 April 2016.

NZNO Membership Fees effective 1 April 2016

Criteria
Annual
Half Yearly
Quarterly
Monthly
Twice Monthly
Fortnightly
Registered nurses and midwives, Health Professionals New Zealand members not affiliated to their professional bodies and not mentioned elsewhere $530.04 $265.02 $132.51 $44.16 $22.08 $20.39
Enrolled nurses, registered obstetric nurses and College of Midwives members, Health Professionals New Zealand members with affiliations to their own professional bodies $423.38 $211.69 $105.84 $35.28 $17.64 $16.28
Caregivers, Health Care Assistants, aides, Karitane nurses, clerical, non-clerical support workers and all other support workers $318.90 $159.45 $79.73 $26.58 $13.29 $12.27

Reduced Fee Categories

Criteria
Annual
Half Yearly
Quarterly
Monthly
Twice Monthly
Fortnightly
Caregivers, Health Care Assistants, aides, Karitane nurses, clerical, non-clerical support workers and all other support workers who have declared their income to be less than $26,000 gross per annum.
Does not include RNs & ENs.
$250.70 $125.35 $62.67 $20.88 $10.44 $9.64
Low income earners (if approved by NZNO), members income who have declared under $19,000 gross per annum.
Does not include RNs & ENs.
$199.04 $99.52 $49.76 $16.58 $8.29 $7.66

Reduced fee earners (if approved by NZNO), those on parental and full time postgraduate study leave, members not in nursing practice, unwaged, enrolled bridging students working part-time, members of another union affiliated to CTU.

$199.04 $99.52 $49.76 $16.58 $8.29 $7.66

 

Undergraduate students of nursing and midwifery, unwaged new graduates and those retired from nursing who wish to retain full membership

With own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand

$88.77

Without own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand

$43.65

Notes:

Students who are also working full time or part time in any of the membership categories (eg caregiver etc) are required to pay the membership fee that applies to the work they do. They can also apply for the reduced fee subsidy.

Reduced fees: At the September 2009 AGM a remit was passed which excludes RNs/RMs and ENs from the Reduced Fee subsidy. Additionally:

  • A new reduced fee rate for those earning less than $26,000 gross per annum was introduced. See rate chart above.
  • Members earning less than $19,000 gross per annum qualify for the low income subsidy.
  • A declaration of income needs to be made each year of membership.

The Board of Directors has set criteria for special consideration of a reduced fee option for RNs/RMs and ENs.

Queries regarding reduced fee applications (PDF, 210KB)

Download the 2016 NZNO fee structure (PDF, 212KB)