Q&A with members of “New Zealand, please hear our voice”

The 30 questions below were submitted by administrators of the Facebook group, “New Zealand, please hear our voice”. Formed in 2018 by two anonymous nurses using the pseudonym “Nurse Florence”, it has grown to 39,000 members. It is the largest New Zealand-based Facebook group for nurses and our supporters.  1. What was the final strawContinue reading “Q&A with members of “New Zealand, please hear our voice””

Resignation of NZNO Board members Anne Daniels, Katrina Hopkinson and Sela Ikavuka

The public statement below, from NZNO Board members Anne Daniels, Katrina Hopkinson and Sela Ikavuka, is reproduced here for ease of ongoing reference. It is reposted from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215771465995/permalink/10158227841715996/“To NZNO members. Yesterday, we, Anne, Katrina and Sela, resigned from the board of directors Toputanga Taphuhi Kaitiaki O Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). We felt leftContinue reading “Resignation of NZNO Board members Anne Daniels, Katrina Hopkinson and Sela Ikavuka”

Where to now for nurses?

As most readers of this blog will already know, I’ve resigned as NZNO President. I am returning to nursing at the coal face. Since announcing my resignation four days ago, I’ve been contacted by many NZNO members who feel let down by NZNO and asked for my thoughts on their options.  As nurses, we all have leadership responsibilities – in advocating for ourContinue reading “Where to now for nurses?”