Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora STONZ Manual

This Manual provides information on the parties' agreed application of the Health NZ and Specialty Trainees of New Zealand (STONZ) employment agreement. It contains processes, procedures and resources, for deploying and supporting Resident Medical Officers (RMOs).

Content has been developed for:

  • RMOs
  • The Specialty Trainees of New Zealand (STONZ)
  • People providing administrative and management support to RMOs – for example, RMO Support Units, Duty Managers, Services, Senior Medical Officers, Payroll, Employment Relations and Human Resources teams.

Find out more information about the STONZ National Manual


The Royal New Zealand College of Surgeons conducted research into appropriate working hours for surgical training in 2017.


Appropriate Working Hours for Surgical Training (PDF, 125KB)
Last updated November 2017