Kaitiaki Nursing New Zealand

A career beginning on the fringes, now recognised at the heart of public health.
Kui has left a korowai of knowledge for tauira.

Bullying – what should you do?

Nobody, even the boss, has the right to direct bullying behaviour at you.

‘Intolerable’ bullying drives nurse out

Auckland nurse Petra Aukino has quit the profession after bullying early in her career 'shattered' her confidence. She shares her story here.

Nurse practitioners ready to play a role in assisted dying

After seeing too many people die without whānau, Auckland NP Tamah Clapham has trained and registered to provide care under the End of Life Choice Act.

Beyond medicines for gout

Gout is a chronic and debilitating long-term condition that disproportionately affects Māori and Pacific people. It needs to be addressed with holistic care, and patient, ongoing relationships with whānau.

DHBs back down after pay protest threat

Threats of NZNO member-led protests saw three district health boards (DHBs) back down from playing Christmas Grinch over pay increases.

Police ‘reassurance’ patrols for vax sites

Police have launched "community reassurance" patrols around some COVID-19 vaccination sites as nurses face abuse and threats.

Farewell to Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand in print

After nearly 114 years, this is the last printed edition of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.

Pay equity negotiations continue past deadline – new date set

Pay equity negotiations ran over deadline with district health boards blaming the complexity of the issue.

Concerns remain despite more ICU cash

The government announcement of a $600 million-plus boost for intensive care services has come with an NZNO warning about the state of the system in the face of a COVID-19 surge.

Aged care safe staffing petition presented

NZNO and E tū members delivered a 5000-signature petition to Parliament calling for mandated safe staffing levels in aged care.

Now the real work begins with safe staffing tool

Both Wellington and Hutt Valley District Health Boards are celebrating getting safe staffing programme care capacity demand management (CCDM) up and running.

New pandemic lessons for nurse students

Nursing students will be able to use their experiences of COVID-19-related practice such as swabbing, vaccination and contact-tracing as part of their clinical learning, under proposed new nursing standards from the Nursing Council.

ENs take lead in primary mental health care

About 40 new enrolled nurse (EN) positions are being established in primary health care (PHC) over the next four years, to try and improve access to mental health and addiction (MH&A) services, particularly for Māori and Pacific people.

Global award for kaiwhakahaere celebrated

NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku's global recognition for her human rights work has been celebrated – in a very local way – at Te Marae o Te Whare Takiura in Napier.

Move from hospital to homes sets nurse on path to work security app

A change from hospital nursing to community work at a hospice has seen one health–care professional branch out into security technology.

RN ACE rules now apply for enrolled nurses

After two years of pressure from the Enrolled Nurse Section (ENS), enrolled nurse (EN) graduates can from 2022 apply for the ACE graduate programme while undertaking or awaiting results of state exams.

Screening tech frees ARC nurses to care

A nurse has helped develop a self check-in kiosk to screen visitors and staff at aged residential care (ARC) facilities for COVID-19 symptoms.

Farewell to a challenging year, as we brace for more COVID in the community

It is that time where we reflect on the year, and 2021 has certainly been a challenging one. We have seen everything from large-scale industrial action, a national pandemic response and now mandatory vaccination for the vast majority of health and disability services staff.

The kaiwhakahaere comments

Tēnā koutou to NZNO members – as 2021 closes and 2022 arrives, it is a good time to take a broader look at social justice and how we all fit into this important kaupapa.

Please keep reading online – for nursing

This final print edition of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand is a momentous moment in the publication’s 113-year history. It is, we suppose, an inevitability in this third decade of the 21st century.

Digital organising accelerates in 2021

It has become trite to say but nevertheless true that we live in extraordinary times.

A life in public health: ‘I didn’t know you didn’t talk about gay rights in Taranaki’

A career that began on the fringes for Heather Came, has now been recognised at the very heart of public health.

‘New thinking needed’ on aged care RN crisis

Better status and remuneration are needed to ease the nursing crisis in aged care, says a major recruiter.

A farewell to print…

In this final print edition, we look back at the story of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.

Bridging the digital divide: nurses and the truth about learning

It was the news that for some, brought a foreboding sense of the rapid change besetting the world – after more than a century of print publication, Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand would publish exclusively on its website from February 2022.

Be confident, be brave, be educated: Kui Jamesina Kett leaves behind inspiration for nēhi Māori after her passing

E te Mareikura, Kui Jamesina Takoto mai i roto i ngā ringa o te Atua i runga rawa. Takoto mai i runga i te rangimarie me te aroha. Haere atu rā koe ki ō tātou tūpuna. Haere rā kei tua o te arai. Haere, haere, haere oti atu rā. Sunrise 19.12.36 – Sunset 22.11.21

Security guard switches to nursing

For Daniel Manihera, rejecting the lessons of a lifetime means he can finally start to learn again.

Wins, progress and challenges across industrial sectors as 2021 draws to close

The year was a challenging one across the industrial sectors as COVID-19 hit workplaces around Aotearoa.

Recent acquisitions to the NZNO library

The following is a selection of books that have been added to the NZNO library during the past year.

NZNO subscriptions 2022

On October 12, 2021, the NZNO board of directors considered options for membership fee increases presented by the acting chief executive.