Hui katoa.

Join the most powerful education union in Aotearoa and fight for a fairer education sector.


Education professionals just like you come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa.

As a member, you’re a part of a powerful collective who work together to create a better education sector for kaiako, ākonga and everyone that contributes to preparing our tamariki for the future.

Together, we’ve made meaning­ful change in the education sector.

Our unity has shown across the motu and the results speak for themselves. We’ve negotiated fairer pay, better working conditions and greater support in and outside of the classroom. Take a look at what we’ve achieved together.

What we’re working towards

There’s much to be done – find out how to get involved here.


Paid union meetings for primary and area school teacher

Stand up for change.

Become a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa.

Join us in calling for better pay, conditions and outcomes in the education sector in Aotearoa.