Kaitiaki Nursing New Zealand

NZNO has a new president and vice president after September’s board election.
A high school rugby injury unexpectedly set Daniel on to nursing.
Pandemics gives humanity a chance to break from the past and imagine the world anew.

Record turnout as DHB members accept offer

After 15 months of bargaining, a nationwide strike and countless meetings, the members have spoken.

The needle’s edge: our COVID-19 future

Alice Gillan-Sutton, first-year Massey nursing student, faces a workplace future that hasn’t been contemplated in decades.

New NZNO leadership team after board election results

NZNO has a new president and vice president after September’s board election. Anne Daniels was elected president and Nano Tunnicliff was elected vice president after voting closed on September 10.

Daniels: It’s time for collective action

Safe staffing, better working conditions and pay equity across nursing sectors will be the focus of NZNO’s new president.

Nuku: Nursing voice needed in reforms

Te Rūnanga has worked hard to understand the long game of political decision-making, says the re-elected kaiwhakahaere.

DHBs obliged to staff safely in latest offer

The latest offer from district health boards, in multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations with NZNO, allows DHBs to be penalised and health services cut back if they are not able to be safely staffed.

Financial statement outlined at AGM

NZNO management will take a microscope to spending to cut a cashflow shortfall, the 2021 annual general meeting has heard.

Kai Tiaki online only from 2022

Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand will be heading exclusively online by 2022, but will still be accessible to NZNO members through a simple online registration.

Farewell to esteemed Whanganui nurse

Ailsa Crawford Stewart's contribution to the Whanganui community was immense. The former hospital matron, staunch women's advocate and community stalwart died in Whanganui Hospital in August, at age 77.

Time for change to fully digital future

There is a Māori proverb, a whakataukī, that goes like this: Ka mate kāinga tahi, ka ora kāinga rua.

Hospital visitors must be limited in a pandemic

In September 2021, NZNO supported members at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) who had put in place a provisional improvement notice (PIN), citing health and safety concerns over a permissive visitor policy.

Zooming in on 2021

A future vision of a thriving health system, updates on safe staffing and handling difficult assisted dying conversations, were among topics covered when speakers zoomed in for the 2021 NZNO conference Our future – the health of Aotearoa last month. Just over 200 people registered for the online event.

Young nurse of the year: Daniel Mataafa

It was a high school injury on the rugby field in 2009 which spun Daniel Mataafa unexpectedly on to the nursing track.

Award of honour ‘pretty special’: Leonie Metcalfe

NZNO’s award of honour recipient Leonie Metcalfe has spent her life sticking up for the underdog.

Hutchison honoured for setting up nurse-led palliative and oncology services on Coast

Retiring nurse manager Cheryl Hutchison received NZNO's services to nursing award at the AGM, an acknowledgement of her work to set up nurse-led palliative and oncology services on the West Coast.

Panel discusses challenges of living and learning through a pandemic

Microbiologist and science communicator Siouxsie Wiles spoke on NZNO’s panel on living through a pandemic about the “huge” amount of harassment she had been subjected to since becoming a public educator on COVID-19 last April.

Nursing panel to investigate missed CCDM deadline

Two former NZNO staff members have been appointed to a four-nurse panel to investigate why the safe staffing accord missed its deadline.

Nurses ‘will be involved in shaping changes’

Nurses will "absolutely" have input on how health reforms roll out next year, according to the man in charge of the transition.

End-of-life care: ‘You can’t go into this blind’

A geriatric care nurse practitioner says nurses must decide where they stand on end-of-life care.

Pandemic chance to ‘imagine the world anew’

Pandemics gives humanity a chance to break from the past and "imagine the world anew", says Melbourne-based academic and nurse, Ruth De Souza.

How mātauranga Māori benefits nursing

The benefits of mātauranga Māori to nursing students has been revealed in new research – despite ongoing prejudices against its value.

Equity means doing things differently

The search for equity has taken centuries for Māori – and still remains unfulfilled, the 2021 NZNO conference has heard.

‘Look for potential in everyone’

Initially rejected as "dumb" and a "coconut" when seeking higher education at Massey University in the '80s, scientist and professor Palatasa Havea is urging education providers to look for potential in everyone.

From puffers to boilers: Health system needs a climate change check-up

What practical measures can the health service and a health union such as NZNO take to tackle climate change?

Improving quality in a fracture service

Quality improvement (QI) should be an integral part of health service delivery. As best practice principles evolve and system changes are demanded, services need to be evaluated and assessed to ensure they are being run as effectively and efficiently as possible, while meeting the ever-changing needs of practitioners and their patients.

Nursing Research Section supports nurses’ growth

Nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou e te whānau tapuhi. Te Roopu Nursing Research Section/Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi (NRS) is one of a number of colleges and sections which form the professional arm of NZNO.

Offer on the table for DHB members, other sectors await voting outcome

As the countdown begins for the ratification vote on the DHB MECA, other industrial sectors come to grips with COVID-19.