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Government’s pre-election Pay Parity promise will need increased Budget funding

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 16 May 2024 On 27 September 2023, during a televised pre-election leaders’ debate, Christopher Luxon said that regardless of whether nurses work in aged care, general practice or “the DHB equivalent system”, they should be paid...

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Nurses to rally across New Zealand calling for increased health funding in Budget 2024

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 8 May 2024 Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZNO Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa will be holding public rallies at more than 20 locations tomorrow (Thursday 9 May), as part of NZNO’s national Day of Action 2024. The...

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Government pay equity proposal a blow for women and community health

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 2 May 2024 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZNO Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) say the Government’s proposal, announced today, to disestablish the Pay Equity Taskforce within Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission is...

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8

Government not vigorous enough in growing nurses to achieve health targets

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 8 March 2024 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it’s great the Government has announced five new health targets, but wonders how they will be met without a full nursing workforce that is...

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New winter health plan a good start, but needs to go further

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 4 May 2023 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says the 2023 Winter Plan to erase pressure on the health system includes some helpful initiatives but does not strike at the heart of the problem. NZNO...

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NZNO research shows clear pay disparity for general practice nurses

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 22 April 2023 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is today launching the findings of its March pay disparity survey researching wages paid to members working in general practice (medical centre) settings. In the survey, 1135 general practice...

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Leaked staff survey shows focus change needed at Te Whatu Ora

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 5 April 2023 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it is not surprised that a leaked staff survey shows widespread lack of confidence that Te Whatu Ora restructuring will be of any benefit. The...

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2700 heartfelt pleas to Health Minister by members of NZNO

Embargoed until 12.30pm, 20 July 2022 New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 20 July 2022 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it received more than 2700 responses (in just two days) after inviting members to send a message to the...

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NZNO promises to 'go hard' for nursing with new campaign

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 11 May 2022 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it will be launching a new campaign tomorrow through which it intends to win the political and resourcing commitments needed to address the nursing...

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NZNO urges booster shots for frontline and vulnerable

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 3 November 2021 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) wants a programme of COVID-19 booster shots for frontline workers and vulnerable populations put in place as soon as possible. NZNO Industrial Services Manager Glenda Alexander said...

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Adverse events report reveals heavily under-resourced health system

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 26 November 2019 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes Learning from adverse events: Te ako I ngā pāpono kōaro, released by the Health & Safety Commission last week. However, NZNO Professional Nursing Adviser Kate Weston says...

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Direct Media Enquiries To:

Please send all media requests in writing to media@nzno.org.nz.

NZNO communications and media advisors are:

Karen Howarth
karen.howarth@nzno.org.nz
027 725 2680  |  04 494 8242

Samesh Mohanlall
samesh.mohanlall@nzno.org.nz
021 240 3420  |  04 494 6839

Support and member enquiries: 0800 28 38 48 or nurses@nzno.org.nz