Media Releases

Entries for 2015

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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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