The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI, in Maori: Te Riu Roa) is the largest education trade union in New Zealand. It was founded in 1883 and has a membership of 50,000.
The NZEI Te Riu Roa is New Zealand’s largest education sector union. It represents around 50,000 primary and area school principals, as well as early childhood and primary teachers and school support staff working across the education sector. This includes administration and teaching support in secondary as well as primary schools and early childhood centres as well as support staff in special education and school advisory services