Benefits of Joining Te Kaunihera

A collective of professional Māori nurses to strengthen the voice of health inequalities and inequities and be a part of addressing these from a nursing reality for Māori and others.

Access to current national information throughout the network on a daily weekly basis. Access to nursing expertise within Te Ao Māori.

Strength and collective unity by being part of Māori health organizations such as Ngā Ngaru Hauora o Aotearoa, Te Roopu Mate Huka o Aotearoa, Kiaora Hauora, Te Rau Matatini, Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO, Ngā Pae Maramatanga, Wharangi Ruamano, Ngā Maia, Tumu Whakarae, Global Indigenous Nursing Group, NNO, NNC, NCNZ.

Hui a Tau mo ngā Tauira Neehi Māori Annual National Māori Student Nurses and the Annual General Meeting of NCMN enables:

Whānaungatanga—connection, linkage,
Kotahitanga– unity ,debate, discussion, collective voice
Manaakitanga—sharing, caring and renewed strength
Matauranga– learning, knowledge development
Workforce development is one of the core business strategies of NCMN. Many Māori Registered Nurses (RNs) have been at the forefront in the development of health organisations.

Quality and Evidence Based Best Practice are also core business strategies and includes having strategic relationships with other National Māori Organisations, MWWL, Māori Health Organisations, Wharangi Ruamano (Māori Nurse Educator Collective), Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO, Te Rau Matatini, Tumu Whakarae –DHB Māori Health Directors, NCNZ, National Nursing Organisations (NNO), National Nursing Consortium (NNC), Nurse Executives New Zealand (NENZ), Primary Health Organisations (PHO).


Registered Nurses, Student Nurses, Health Workers and other Health Professionals who identify as Māori can register as a member of NCMN. Kaumātua/Kuia are also able to be a NCMN member.

Registration fees $110.00 for RNs, $20.00 for Māori Student Nurses and Community Māori Health Workers are paid annually 01 April to 31 March. Indemnity Insurance $276.00 is also available for Registered Nurses and other Health Professionals.

A database of all registrations is maintained by the NCMN, is accessible on the website and information is regularly disseminated amongst the network by email.