2021 NZNO Conference & AGM - Our future the health of Aotearoa

National Awards

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Young Nurse of the Year

The purpose of this award is to:

  • Recognise and celebrate the often exemplary work of nurses in the younger age group who may still be in the early stages of their careers
  • Encourage younger nurses to demonstrate their commitment to the nursing profession
  • Provide an incentive for younger nurses to remain nursing in New Zealand

Nominations closed Tuesday 30 June 2021, at 5:00pm

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Award of Honour

The Award of Honour is a prestigious award conferred by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO).  Recipients of this Award receive a trophy, Honorary Membership to NZNO and a gold badge in recognition of this award.  A recipient may only receive this award once.

The Award of Honour is awarded every two years on alternate years to Te Akenehi Hei Taonga and to one recipient. The Award of Honour trophy is returned for the next recipient.

Nominations close Friday 4 June 2021, at 5:00pm

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Service to NZNO

This award enables NZNO to acknowledge NZNO members who have made a superior contribution to the National or Regional work of NZNO. The contribution can be made in any area of NZNO activities, at a national or regional level, such as:

  • Promotion of NZNO to nurses or outside groups
  • National or regional committee work
  • Performing additional work for a committee
  • Advancing NZNO objectives or policies

Nominations close Friday 4 June 2021, at 5:00pm

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Service to Nursing/Midwifery

This award enables the profession to recognise nurses or midwives at a national level who have:

  • Made a difference to nursing or midwifery practice, and/or
  • Made a difference to the practice environment of nurses or midwives.

Nominations close Friday 4 June 2021, at 5.00pm

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Visit the NZNO Award Register to see previous award winners