Nurses and midwives have two weeks to vote on whether to accept the Government's revised pay offer or to go ahead with the two-day strike planned for July.

The offer put forward saw all New Zealand Nurses Organisation's DHB members getting at least a nine per cent pay rise by August next year.

NZNO have now said the final decision will come down to a majority vote of its members that will be announced Monday June 17.

Initial reactions to the DHBs' third offer suggested a strike would still go ahead with some members going as far to say it was "an absolute joke".

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But after breaking it down, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne said NZNO were hearing more positive commentary.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation's industrial services manager Cee Payne. Photo / File
New Zealand Nurses Organisation's industrial services manager Cee Payne. Photo / File

"It is a substantially improved offer and I think we have to acknowledge that DHBs didn't just offer recommendations of the independent panel but they went a step further," Payne said.

The organisation's 29,500 DHB members will have the opportunity to vote between Tuesday June 5 to Friday June 15.

A breakdown of the offer:

• All members will get a base level pay rise of 9 per cent (three 3 per cent rises) by August 2019.

• DHB registered nurses and midwives with more than five years' experience will get an additional 6 per cent pay rise by December next year.

• Senior members will get a 10 per cent pay increase (two 3 per cent, one four per cent rise) by August 2019.

• All part-time and causal members will get an additional lump sum payment of $2000 by next month.

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• On-call allowance will increase from $4.04 to $8 per hour, $6 to $10 on public holidays, by June 2018.

• DHBs will also receive a $38 million investment which will allow an extra 500 graduate nurses to be employed effective immediately.