This page enables Nelson Marlborough Health employees to access the e-learning platform LEARN, catch up on the latest edition of Connections magazine and find useful resources. 

If you have received an employment offer or contract for services from Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) here is some useful information:

Your offer letter will tell you which documents you need to complete before you begin your employment at NMH. These documents must be returned five days prior to your first day.

Please complete and return the following:

Photograph ID 

Please also provide a photograph (as a jpg file) of yourself for your ID badge at least five days prior to your first day. Please ensure this is a clear 'head and shoulders' photo. If you do not have a photo you wish to use, or would prefer for one to be taken, please contact HR to arrange a time and we can do this for you.

Union membership: Active choice form

Your position with NMH may be covered by a collective employment agreement. Refer to your offer letter for the applicable union(s) to find out if this applies to you. 

If this applies, please read the active choice form and return it if you choose to. 

Note: You are not required to complete this form. NMH is required, however, to notify the applicable union of your name and union preference unless you object. If you choose to complete this form, it needs to be returned within 30 days of your first day. 

Other useful information:

Multi-employer collective agreements


Nursing and midwifery

Allied health professionals


Single employer collective agreements

Union contact details

These are the contact details for unions with collective agreements covering NMH. Your offer letter will identify the relevant union(s) with coverage for your position.

Dr Deborah Powell, APEX
Address: PO Box 56 431, Auckland
Phone: (09) 623 3993 
Email: [email protected]
Additional information from APEX

Ian Powell - ASMS 
Address: PO Box 10763, Wellington
Phone: (04) 499 1271 
Email: [email protected] 
Additional information from ASMS

Robert Popata, AWUNZ Union Organiser
Address: Unit 3/5 Bouverie St, Petone / PO Box 30527
Phone: (04) 569 1306
Mobile: 027 483 5723
Email: [email protected]

Leigh Ramsay, Etu Union Organiser 
Address: 23 Selwyn Place, Nelson
Phone: 0800 186 466 
Email: [email protected] 

MERAS Membership Administration
Address: PO Box 21-106 Edgeware, Christchurch 8143
Email: [email protected]

Les Bryce, Union Organiser
Address: PO Box 13032 Christchurch
Phone: (03) 377 3582 
Mobile: 027 227 6135

NZNO Union Organiser
Address: PO Box 1195, Nelson
Phone: (03) 546 3552
Email: [email protected] 
NZNO - how to join

Address: PO Box 11 369, Ellerslie, Auckland
Phone: (09) 526 0280
Email: [email protected] 

Kate Davis, PSA Union Organiser
Address: PO Box 1195, Nelson
Phone: 0508 367772
Email: [email protected]
New Starts CPS 2019 - additional information
New Starts CPS 2019 DSS - additional information

StoNZ Union Organiser
Phone: 021 585 466
Email: [email protected]  

Ko Awatea LEARN is an online education platform available to NMH staff. You can access it both in the workplace and off-site.  

Connections is a quarterly staff magazine that showcases some of the great work going on across the organisation.

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