April 15 Day of Action

Maranga Mai! – Rise up! We need nurses! 

Our health system is in crisis. People are not getting the health care they need due to massive shortages of nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and the community. Even worse, the nurses and health care workers we do have aren't properly valued for the amazing work they do. 

NZNO members have solutions that will fix this crisis. This election year we need to make sure we are heard.  

On Saturday 15 April we’re taking action. NZNO will be holding community rallies across Aotearoa. We're calling on political parties to commit to more nurses and better pay. Come and join us at your local rally, to get us the health system we deserve.  

The rallies will be community-friendly events.  Whānau and children are welcome! 

Confirmed rally locations 

Kaitāia 11am-1pm

Gather at the old Warehouse Carpark, 11 Matthews Avenue, Kaitāia for the rally with speeches, petition-signing and then whānau time.

Rawene 11am-1pm

Gather at the Boat Ramp Carpark, 5 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene for the rally with speeches, petition-signing and then whānau time.

Kerikeri 11am-1pm

Gather outside the ANZ Bank, corner of Kerikeri Road and Fairway Drive, rally with speeches, gather signatures on petition, then whānau time.

Whangārei  11am-1pm

Gather at Pūtahi Park, Town Basin (next to the Canopy Bridge). Rally with speeches then whānau time with activities (BYO picnic lunch).

Dargaville 11am-1pm

Gather at Countdown/The Warehouse Carpark, Victoria Street, Dargaville, then speeches followed by fun and whānau activities.



Gather at Myers Park (371-381 Upper Queen Street entrance) from 10.30am; march from Myers Park to Auckland Domain. Rally with speeches then whānau time with kai at Auckland Domain.
Hamilton  11am-1pm

Gather at Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive (Rose Garden side near the Playgound and Rotunda by gate 2 entrance and carpark).  BYO picnic and join together for speeches, activities, kai and music.

Tauranga   11am-1pm

Gather at NZNO Car Park, Tauranga.  Hikoi from NZNO Offices 141 Cameron Road, Tauranga to The Strand and back, stopping at Hairy Maclary park and Red Square.  Return to NZNO for speeches, kai and refreshments.  FREE Parking available at 94 Durham Street carpark building.  Please do NOT park at NZNO.


Gather at Wharaurangi, the Strand, for Rally and Speeches.


Gather at Heipipi park from 10am; march from Heipipi Park to Kelvin Park at 11am; rally with speeches then whānau time.

Palmerston North 11am-1pm Picnic in The Square. Bring your own food and join in the activities.
Masterton 11am-1pm Meet at Town Hall Square. Bring a picnic, your family and a chair.
Wellington 11am-1pm Gather at Civic Square, march to Parliament, then speeches followed by BYO picnic, music and face painting.
Nelson 11am-1pm Gather at Tahunanui Beach, behind the Nightingale Memorial Library, then speeches followed by fun and whānau activities.
Blenheim 11am-1pm Gather in Seymour Square, 37 Seymour St.
Kaikoura 11am-1pm Gather at the Esplanade opposite Dolphin Encounter.  
Christchurch 11am-1pm

Gather at Bridge of Remembrance for march to Victoria Square, then speeches at Victoria Square followed by fun and whānau activities.

Ashburton 11am-1pm

Meet at the BBQ area in Ashburton Domain for the rally and a free sausage sizzle.



Gather at First Church for march to the Octagon, then speeches followed by fun and whānau activities.



Gather at the Gala Street Reserve.


If you’d like to hold an event in an additional location, please email [email protected] and we'll send you a pack to help organise this.