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If these shoes could talk


To celebrate International Nurses Day, we've launched 'In Their Shoes' – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand's aged care sector.

This year's theme is 'nursing the world to health', which is especially relevant as the world navigates COVID-19. 'In Their Shoes' acknowledges not just the kindness and compassion that our nurses bring to every day, but, more importantly, their knowledge, commitment and professionalism.

To mark the day each of our frontline nurses will be gifted a pair of bespoke Allbirds, with a specially crafted message in the insoles of what it's like to walk a day in their shoes – a token of our respect for the work that they do.

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Iftheseshoescouldtalk,

They would tell a story that’s not often shared.

A tale of dedication, knowledge and putting in the mahi,
To care for those who once cared for you and me.

An account of miles walked and corridors paced.

If these shoes could talk,
It would be of education, experience and intuition,
Applied in equal measure.

Tales of patient advocacy and clinical expertise,
To bring comfort and kindness to every day.

If these shoes could talk,
They would tell the story of an aged care nurse.

Thank You

For the extra miles you go to care for those in need.
We celebrate you today and every day.

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Want to walk in their shoes?


The 'In Their Shoes' initiative doesn't stop with our current nurses. Every nurse who becomes part of our team will be gifted a pair of bespoke Allbirds, with a specially crafted message in the insoles of what it's like to walk a day in the shoes of an aged care nurse. We're always looking for dedicated and skilled nurses across New Zealand. To find out more, contact our team today.

Call 0800 333 688

A little about Oceania Healthcare


We are the proud owner and operator of 46 aged care centres and retirement villages across New Zealand. As the third-largest provider of aged care in the country, we are passionate about supporting our local communities, providing the best care to meet Kiwis’ needs.

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