The New Zealand Nurses Memorial Fund ready to support nurses in times of hardship

June 30, 2023

In these challenging times of COVID, climate change and global recession, many people continue to experience financial hardship and we write to highlight the financial help available from the New Zealand Nurses Memorial Fund (NZNMF).

Email your letter to: [email protected].
We reserve the right to edit letters for sense and length. Shorter letters (under 400 words) are preferred. Please include address, nursing qualifications and phone number.

The NZNMF is closely allied with NZNO and its philosophy is that it is there to help when social services and someone’s own resources and are not enough to meet their needs.


It was established as a benevolent fund in 1917 in memory of the 10 nurses lost in the sinking of the ship Marquette World War I and has supported many nurses in times of financial hardship and emergencies for over 100 years. We welcome applications from nurses with at least two years’ post-registration experience in New Zealand.

The fund’s income comes from interest on its investments and also from bequests, donations and membership subscriptions. You can become a member or life member and support the fund to help others. You can also encourage donations and bequests.

Applications for assistance can be made to the NZNMF committee by email at [email protected] or by post to NZNMF, PO Box 5363, Dunedin 9054.
The annual subscription is $10 and life membership $100. Bequests are welcomed.

The annual general meeting will be held in Dunedin on July 27 and all nurses and midwives are welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to [email protected]

Helen Williams,
Chair, NZ Nurses Memorial Fund committee