NZNO subscriptions 2021

December 1, 2020

In November 2020 the board of directors considered a proposal from chief executive Memo Musa to increase membership fees. A range of options were provided in the proposal.

The board considered a number of matters including increased parking costs being put onto nurses, the current economically depressed environment and nurses working in their retirement years.

The board noted that indemnity insurance was essential for nurses and discussed the impact of fee increases on operational work. It noted the impact COVID-19 has had, including the change in the nature of work and the positive impact on NZNO’s budget, specifically savings in travel costs.

The board sought to keep increases low, and approved the proposed fee increases ranging from less than one dollar for students, to an additional $10.80 per year for registered nurses (RNs) – equivalent to the cost of two cups of coffee. Caregivers, health-care assistants (HCAs) and aides will face an additional $6.48 per year and the enrolled nurse (EN) category will go up by $8.64. Reduced fee categories increased by $2-$3 per year.

The board has added the nurse practitioner (NP) role to the fee table in the same category as RNs.

Over the last year, the board applied a differential approach in recognition of low-income workers.

The board adopted the same approach as in the previous year (2020/21) and approved a fee increase of one per cent for low-income earners. This includes all reduced fee categories, including for caregivers, HCAs, aides, Karitane nurses, clerical, non-clerical support workers and all other workers who have income less than $26,000 gross per annum. It excludes NPs, RNs, registered midwives and ENs.

The board approved an increase of 1.9 percent for all other member fee categories.

The board retained the free fee for students in their first year of study in the bachelor of nursing, midwifery or EN programmes.

Fee increases are effective from 1 April 2021.

Membership fee effective from 1 April 2021

Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Midwives, Health Professionals New Zealand members not affiliated to their professional bodies and not mentioned elsewhere
Annual $574.56
Half Yearly $287.28
Quarterly $143.64
Monthly (20th) $47.88
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $23.94
Fortnightly $22.10
Enrolled nurses, Registered Obstetric Nurses and College of Midwives members, Health Professionals New Zealand members with affiliations to their own professional bodies
Annual $458.88
Half Yearly $229.44
Quarterly $114.72
Monthly (20th) $38.24
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $19.12
Fortnightly $17.65
Caregivers, Health-care Assistants, Aides, Karitane nurses, Clerical, Non-Clerical Support workers and all other Support workers
Annual $342.72
Half Yearly $171.36
Quarterly $85.68
Monthly (20th) $28.56
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $14.28
Fortnightly $13.18

Reduced fee categories

Caregivers, Health-care Assistants, Aides, Karitane Nurses, Clerical, Non-Clerical Support Workers and all other Support workers who have declared their income to be less than $26,000 gross per annum.
DOES NOT INCLUDE RNs/RMs & ENs.
Annual $266.88
Half Yearly $133.44
Quarterly $66.72
Monthly (20th) $22.24
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $11.12
Fortnightly $10.26
Low income earners (if approved by NZNO), members who have declared their income less than $19,000 gross per annum.
DOES NOT INCLUDE RNs/RMs & ENs.
Annual $213.60
Half Yearly $106.80
Quarterly $53.40
Monthly (20th) $17.80
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $8.90
Fortnightly $8.21
Reduced fee earners (if approved by NZNO), those on parental and full-time postgraduate study leave, members not in nursing practice/unwaged, Enrolled Bridging Students working part-time, members of another union affiliated to CTU.
Annual $213.60
Half Yearly $106.80
Quarterly $53.40
Monthly (20th) $17.80
Twice Monthly (14th & 28th) $8.90
Fortnightly $8.21
Students in their first year of study in the BN, midwifery or enrolled nurse programme Free
Students in their first year of study in the BN, midwifery or enrolled nurse programme who wish to receive their own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand $45.66
Students of nursing, midwifery or enrolled nursing in second, third and subsequent years of study and those retired from nursing but wishing to retain membership $47.29
Students of nursing, midwifery or enrolled nursing in second, third and subsequent years of study and those retired from nursing but wishing to retain membership with their own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand $92.95

Reduced fees

  • At AGM in September 2009 a remit was passed excluding RNs/RMs and ENs from the REDUCED FEE subsidy.
  • A new reduced fee rate for those earning less than $26,000 gross per annum was introduced. See rate chart above.
  • Members earning less than $19,000 gross per annum qualify for the low income subsidy.
  • A declaration of income needs to be made each year of membership.
  • The board of directors has set criteria for special consideration of a reduced fee option for RNs and ENs