The NZNO is the largest health care union in Aotearoa New Zealand, representing more than 51,000 nurses and health workers.

Together, we are the leading professional body of nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Our members include nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora, health care workers and allied health professionals.
  • Our members are united in their professional and industrial aspirations.
  • Te Runanga o Aotearoa is the arm through which our Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership is articulated.

We negotiate salary and conditions for nurses, midwives and hospital aides working in the public and private sectors, other health professionals and health sector workers. We provide professional support and leadership for nurses and midwives and clinical development through special interest sections and colleges.

NZNO is committed to the representation of its members and the promotion of nursing and midwifery. NZNO embraces Te Tiriti O Waitangi and seeks to improve the health status of all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.

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