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Maranga Mai! Let’s Rise up together

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Kaiwhaka Kerri Nuku
Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa NZNO

Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa NZNO
Tu tonu mai
Te iwi e
Maranga mai
Hikitia te wero
Kia mau
Tatou katoa

Stand tall, stand proud
The people
Let us rise up to together
Let us take hold of the challenge
Let’s stand together and face to the
future together

“Maranga Mai! – Let’s rise up together”. We must work collectively to bring members together and address the workforce issues in the nursing, midwifery, kaimahi hauora, health care assistance and tauira arenas. 

Growing inequalities have been perpetuated and this could be attributed to apathetic politics that does not address the issues or the need for urgent change. This has led to many lagging behind in Aotearoa New Zealand’s health care system. 

This is not acceptable, fair, or just. Nurses, midwives, kaimahi hauora, health care assistants and tauira must be courageous. To be unsung heroes we need to be prepared to lead change. 
What we need is inspired collective action to ensure we as a union and a professional organisation leave no one behind. We must rise up!

Ki te kotahi te kākaho, ka whati; ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati.
If a reed stands alone, it can be broken; if it is in a group, it cannot.

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