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NZNO Rallies for Health begin




Media Advisory                                                                           6 April 2018


NZNO Rallies for Health begin

NZNO Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne and president Grant Brookes are supporting members at the first ‘HealthNeedsNursing’ event of the week.

NZNO campaign activities are planned throughout New Zealand to show the government that New Zealanders need it to prioritise rebuilding a quality public health system by investing in nursing, the largest health workforce.

NZNO members will be outside the Wellington Railway Station at 0800 Monday 9 April with placards on display and leaflets for the public.

Cee Payne explains that the activities are part of the campaign to garner public support for fully funded, quality, public health services and to secure fair recognition for the value the nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants bring to the well-being of all New Zealanders

“The rallies are a great way for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to demonstrate their dissatisfaction about the underinvestment into members’ pay and safe staffing and, to bring this to the attention of the public, Grant Brookes said.




Tuesday 10 April

6.30am to 8.00am and again at 2.00pm to

Middlemore Hospital, Auckland


Friday 13 April

11.30am to 1.00pm

Hagley Park North, Christchurch


2.00pm to 4.00pm

Wellington Hospital


2.00pm to 4.00pm

Dunedin Hospital


Saturday 14 April

9.00am to 11.00am Masterton Market (Queen and Elizabeth park), Wairarapa


Media enquiries to: NZNO Media adviser, Karen Coltman 027 431 2617.

Direct Media Enquiries To:

Rob Zorn
Communications and Media Advisor
027 431 2617  |  04 494 8242

Member enquiries: 0800 28 38 48 or