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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 14 January 2019 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in its industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) and warns that unsafe working conditions imposed on resident medical...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 19 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation welcomes the increase to the minimum wage announced today and commends the Government for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of low paid workers. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Pay...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 19 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has welcomed the Government’s call for consultation on proposed changes to temporary work visas, saying they will be good for both New Zealand nurses and migrants working in nursing an...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required. NZNO President Grant B...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 5 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Employment Law improvements that will bring fairer and safer work. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is heartening that we are returning to an employment law fram...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 3 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) needs to get serious about enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to violence in the workplace if the now regular assaults against nurses are to stop...

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NZNO media release, 30 November 2018 Around 100 NZNO nurses, medical receptionists/administrators and health promoters have voted to issue a 24 hour strike notice over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with Family Planning Association (FPA). The strike will take place from 7.0...

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NZNO media release, 14 November 2018 NZNO nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) will join colleagues in various professions, and from three other unions, in a 24 hour strike over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with East Coast PHO Ngāti Porou Hauora (NPH). The strike will...

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29 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Law Commission’s report outlining three alternative legal models for treating abortion as a health issue rather than a criminal one. NZNO, which made a submission on the issue and was part of the Law Commission’s ...

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18 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Educational Institute’s (NZEI’s) strong stand over pay that may result in regional primary school teacher strikes in November. However, it is encouraging all parties to resolve issues urgently in a way...

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NZNO media advisory, 17 October 2018 Registered nurses, health care assistants and cleaners at Lynton Lodge Hospital in Auckland are to picket for an hour in protest over failing pay negotiations. When: Thursday 18 October, 4.30-5.30pm Where: Corner of West End Rd and Fife St, Westmere, Auckl...

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NZNO media release 12 October 2018 More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. The theme for the Forum this year is Transforming Leadership: Nurses as Change Agents for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the P...

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10 October 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is urging ministerial delegates to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to vote in favour of mandatory, government-developed health warning labels on all alcohol products. As a “key stakeholder with ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) Young Nurse of the Year Award was presented at the organisation’s annual conference dinner on 19 September in Wellington. For the second time in its five-year history the Award was given to two participants because the judging panel...

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Northland mental health nurse and advocate Moe Milne (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has been presented with the 2018 Akenehi Hei Memorial Award for her contribution to Māori mental health. Moe Milne was a psychiatric nurse specialising in Māori mental health for many years and, as kaiwhakahaere for the He...

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Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice environment. This year there were four recipien...

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Legislation another milestone in pay equity journey The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it is incredibly pleased at today’s announcement that pay equity legislation has come before Parliament. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says it is absolutely fitting because it...

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Media advisory, 17 September 2018, NZNO Conference 2018: Thursday 20 September Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Health is a human right: optimising nursing to make it happen The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Annual Conference will take place 20 September 2018 ...

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28 August 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the Government needs to review existing aged-care sector standards and set staffing levels to ensure quality care for our elderly. NZNO Industrial Advisor David Wait said the Indicators for Safe Aged-Care and Dementia Care produced by Sta...

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    Media Statement       24 July 2018 NZNO & DHB Negotiations The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and District Health Boards met in Wellington today as part of the DHB/NZNO MECA negotiations.   Both NZNO and DHB are focused on reac...

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Media Release                                  2 July 2018 NZNO recommends and releases DHB MECA offer Releasing the revised DHB Multi Emp...

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District Health Boards                                                 NZNO   Joint statement Wednesday 27 June 2018 Life Preserving Services The DHBs and NZN...

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      Media Statement                            25 June 2018 Next steps to facilitation for NZNO DHB MECA   The NZNO DHB MECA negoti...

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Media release 21 June 2018 More training and support for mental health nurses wanted The NZNO Mental Health Section’s submission to the Government Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry calls for a coherent mental health nursing workforce plan that is better aligned to mental health and ad...

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  Media Release                                                  29 May 2018 DHB offer release unhelpful A large number of NZNO District Health Board (DHB) m...

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Media Release                                     28 May 2018 NZNO team reviewing DHB offer now Industrial Services Manage Cee Payne has today announced that the NZNO DHB MECA negotiating team receiv...

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Media release 27 May 2018Strict Embargo: 0715hrs MONDAY 28 MayMembers vote to strike but hope for improved DHB OfferNZNO nurses, midwives and health care assistants employed by district health boards (DHBs) have voted in favour of a total withdrawal of labour starting at 0700 hours on Thursday...

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Media release 24 May 2018 NZNO members advised of Panel recommendationsThe Independent Panel established to resolve the impasse in the NZNO/DHB Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (DHB MECA) negotiations released its final report and ...

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Today is International Day of the Midwife On Thursday 3rd May midwives from Aotearoa took to the streets in a National Day of Action. Why? Like nurses, midwives are fed up with the chronic underfunding of the maternity system. Despite having launched a Pay Equity claim with the high court in 2015...

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Media release                                                12 April 2018   NZNO will proceed with panel to settle the DHB MECA NZNO has decided to proceed with DHB ...

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Media Release  12 March 2018   Minister of Finance hints at pay boost The Minister of Finance comment to media that nurses were in line for their pay to be addressed with a future “pay bump” will be great news to the nurse workforce. Chief Executive Memo Musa say...

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DHB MECA negotiations commence Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have received significant public support prior to attending mediation with employers tomorrow in the unresolved negotiations for their DHB MECA (multi-employer collective agreement). Negotiations have been ongoing since ...

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Media Release                                      13 December 2017   Nurses vote no to DHB MECA offer ...

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Media Release                                  5 December 2017 Nurses’ organisation acknowledge outgoing DG of Health NZNO Chief Executive Memo Musa says Director-General of Health Chai Chuah has made gr...

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Media Release                             25 October 2017   NZNO ready to meet with new Health Minister   Acting chief executive Jane Mac...

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Media Release 20 October 2017 - New Govt - two months to Christmas New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) acting Chief Executive Jane MacGeorge says nurses welcome the new government and are looking forward to a reversal of the 2017 ‘scrooge health budget’ and the $2B going back ...

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Media Release 10 October 2017 - NZNO mourn their kuia Vera Morgan (MBE) Several representatives of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation were this morning at the tangi beginning at the Pipitea marae in Thorndon to welcome Vera Morgan back onto to the marae after her passing. Vera Morgan began he...

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Media release 28 September 2017 - Children and youth living in squalor a national shame NZNO is very concerned by anecdotal reports covered in the New Zealand Herald on Friday 22 September, from a midwife who bravely shared her distress about housing poverty and resulting infant and child illness...

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Media Release 22 September 2017 - NZNO Award – Services to Nursing and Midwifery 2017 This year there are two recipients of the NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award. Dr Helen Snell and Pepe Sinclair. NZNO President Grant Brookes presented the awards at the Annual Conference at Te Pa...

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Media Release 20 September 2017, Embargo: 8pm - NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017 The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady, Nurse Practitioner from Auckland.  Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Fa...

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Media Release Wednesday, 20 September 2017     NZNO Award of Honour 2017   At last night’s Annual Conference Awards Dinner, the NZNO Award of Honour was presented. The award is granted biennially. The nomination for Kerri Nuku met the criteria for the award. M...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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19 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is extremely disappointed and disturbed that the High Court has overturned a Coroner’s decision and named individual health professionals. NZNO agrees with the ASMS that naming the individuals involved in his care sets a dangerous prece...

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18 March 2013: As part of its transition from a rules-based organisation to one governed by a constitution, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to welcome its joint heads who will work closely with the chief executive officer. Kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku and incoming president, Mario...

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8 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the residents of Blenheim as they fight for health services to remain in the area. The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board review of services at Wairau Hospital could result in only elective (planned) surgery being performed in...

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4 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that Government health targets plus demands to cut millions of dollars from their budgets is forcing DHBs to narrow their focus and sideline health equity for the populations they serve. The evidence this is happening is in a rep...

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19 February 2013: The Health Select Committee has released its report on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) petition calling for proper funding of the aged care sector. NZNO is frustrated that the report does nothing more than suggest...

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14 February 2013: A living wage of at least $18.40 an hour for a family with two children and both adults working (one full time and one part time) must be supported by employers and the Government says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). NZNO industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, &l...

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24 January 2013: The country’s largest nursing organisation, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), has a new president, Tauranga-based practice nurse Marion Guy. She won a three-way contest to co-lead the 46,000-member professional and industrial body. Guy will be joined in the leadersh...

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23 January 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the MANA party’s Bill which aims to set up breakfast and lunch programmes in all decile 1 and 2 schools. “Child poverty must be tackled’, said NZNO Nursing policy adviser/researcher Dr Jill Clendon. “M...

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10 December 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that, despite the Prime Minister’s previous assurances that the fundamentals of New Zealand’s drug buying agency Pharmac would be protected during trade talks, the opposite appears to be the case. This weekend th...

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29 November 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to see the recommendations made in the ‘Status of Waikato DHB Women’s Health' report. NZNO professional nursing adviser, Kate Weston says, “The DHB needs to implement the interim measure of rostering...

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26 November 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says that extensive discussion between unions and Waikato DHB has failed to reassure nurses and allied health staff that their work is taken seriously by the DHB. The DHB is proposing to cut eight staff at a specialist rehabilitation car...

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22 November 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the 2011/12 Serious and Sentinel events report “Making our hospitals safer”. The report contains the serious adverse events that have happened in hospitals over the past year. This year’s report shows that the ...

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30 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the Government’s announcement that it will introduce legislation before year’s end to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 is a bad move that will be bad for workers. NZNO industrial adviser, Susan Stewart says, “...

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24 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union: Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) are hopeful that quality care for older New Zealanders is a step closer today, after a successful select committee presentation. Last year over 11000 New Zealanders signed a ch...

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15 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is dismayed to learn of the closure of an important youth health Service. WAVES is a one stop youth health service that provides a range of health and social services to more than 3000 young people in New Plymouth. NZNO associate professio...

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11 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly opposes the further recruitment of US physician assistants. NZNO professional services manager, Susanne Trim says, "We are disappointed that following a flawed and poorly evaluated 'demonstration' at just one District...

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11 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the Government’s White Paper for Vulnerable Children is a good start but has serious concerns regarding its focus on the ‘problem’ and not on its prevention. NZNO is concerned that there is little mention of the ...

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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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31 August 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), the union and professional voice for nurses, is shocked that Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is considering removing the last after-hours health service in the Porirua area. The DHB made the decision to investigate the possibility of replac...

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30 August 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) took part in the Living Wage campaign launch in Wellington today. Attendees at the launch heard from workers who slave all hours and still don’t make enough to pay the bills. The minimum wage is not enough. As Dr Don Matheson said at...

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23 August 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation congratulates Health Ministers Tony Ryall and Tariana Turia on their firm stand on tobacco control in the face of British American Tobacco's (BAT) campaign to advertise and lobby against plain packaging of cigarettes which it claims is "a...

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12 July 2012: As one of the 80 organisations to contribute their submission to Unicef to collate, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly supports the themes outlined in the ‘What will it take’ paper. It is essential that the government take note of the key messages in the d...

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5 July 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned about the findings of a University of Otago study that reports almost 20 per cent of women were likely to be deterred from accessing healthcare by money pressures. NZNO associate professional services manager, Hilary Graham-Smith...

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5 July 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO agree with Waipareira Trust statements today that Māori and iwi providers “get ‘second class’ treatment compared with non-Māori contractors”. NZNO has been working with Māori and iwi...

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12 June 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union today announced the settlement of a nine-month pay dispute with the Oceania rest home group. SFWU spokesperson Alastair Duncan said the settlement secured a 3.22% pay raise for 1500 union members employ...

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7 June 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased that the Health Research Council (HRC) is funding an important research project, “Māori nurses and smoking – exploring the context and opportunity for change”. The project is a joint venture between Te Runanga o Ao...

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3 June 2012: A New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) survey of members working at Auckland DHB has shown shortages of over 120 registered nurse positions, 48 alone at Starship Children’s Hospital. NZNO organiser Craig Muir says, “These shortages are shocking. NZNO members have been te...

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31 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating World Smokefree Day – a global event that draws attention to the effects of smoking, on Thursday 31 May.  NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku is a member of Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand (SNANZ) and is NZNO’...

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27 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) commends the Human Rights Commission (HRC) for its excellent report into conditions in the Aged Care sector and is very pleased with the report’s recommendations. The report sends a clear signal to the Government and all New Zealanders t...

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25 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) analysis of the health budget released yesterday shows that the Government has not prioritised a healthy New Zealand. NZNO CEO, Geoff Annals says, “The Health Minister’s figures for new health spending and those of independent ana...

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16 May 2012: The NZNO Cancer Nurses Section endorses the initiative announced on the 14 May 2012 by Prime Minister John Key and Health Minister Tony Ryall of employing more cancer care coordinators across New Zealand. NZNO Cancer Nurses Section chair Wendy Thomas says, “This expansion ...

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15 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the changes to employment law announced yesterday 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, al...

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15 May 2012: A pre-budget announcement that the Government is funding extra co-ordinating nurses to support those receiving cancer care, that more money is going to elective surgery and that prescription charges are rising is sending mixed messages about health says the New Zealand Nurses Organi...

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11 May 2012: Nurses all around the country are preparing to celebrate International Nurses Day tomorrow (Saturday 12 May). This year’s theme is Closing the Gap: from Evidence to Action and acknowledges the role nurses can play in improving the health of all. International Nurses Day is mar...

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30 March 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that a proposal to shut down specialist maternity services in Whanganui and move them to Palmerston North will be a disaster for women, babies and their whanau who live in the area. The proposal also plans to move elective gy...

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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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More than 300 nursing leaders from 12 Pacific nations will gather in Auckland on Monday (November 8) for the opening of the 15th biennial South Pacific Nurses’ Forum (SPNF), last held in New Zealand in 1992. The opening day will feature speeches from the president of the International Council of Nur...

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A former president of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and current member of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and the National Health Board, Marion Guy, has been awarded NZNO’s top honour. Guy, a long-time practice nurse and emergency department nurse at Tauranga Hospital, served a...

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Janice Wenn, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Moe, Ngāti Hinewaka is the latest recipient of Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO’s prestigious Akenehi Hei Award. The award is for a significant contribution to Māori health. A nurse with a long career in nursing, nursing management, cultural safety and hauo...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports Te Wiki o Te Reo, Māori Language Week and embraces this year’s theme Te Mahi Kai, The Language of Food. The theme fits perfectly with Te Reo classes held at NZNO’s national office in Wellington every week. “Our weekly Te Reo classes always includ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has welcomed the appointment of one of its former presidents, Jane O’Malley, as chief nurse. The Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director-General of Sector Capability and Innovation, Margie Apa, announced the appointment today and O’Malley, currently director o...

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A specialty clinical nurse at Nelson Hospital, Nano Tunnicliff, is NZNO’s new president. Tunnicliff’s election was announced at NZNO’s annual conference, held in Wellington this week. Tunnicliff is committed to working towards safe staffing and healthy workplaces for NZNO’s 43,000 members. “I am pa...

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Nurses should wear their brains, not their hearts, on their sleeves, according to United States health care commentator and award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon who will be presenting as the keynote speaker at NZNO’s centennial conference on September 16.  Gordon’s keynote address – Because...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is proud to announce its current president, Marion Guy, has been elected onto the board of directors of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). The election took place during ICN’s 24th quadrennial congress held in Durban, South Africa, this month. “INC...

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Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) working at Rosebank Home and Hospital in Ashburton will be striking for 24 hours from 6.45am on Friday 13th March. Members have been attempting to renegotiate their collective agreement since August 2008. The employer made an initial offer ...

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