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Welcome to the official site of Te Kāreti o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa | New Zealand College of Midwives, the professional organisation for midwives.
The College is governed by a National Board comprising a number of nominated and elected representatives from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Representatives include rural midwives, urban midwives, educators, students, consumers, Māori midwives and birthing women.
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7th December, 2023
Media Release 7 December 2023 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has today added Midwifery to their list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. College of Midwives Chief Executive,…Read Article
24th November, 2023
Media Release “We know the challenges, we have the solutions.” That from the New Zealand College of Midwives as they welcome the new Health Minister announced today, Dr Shane Reti. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy,…Read Article
We are excited to welcome you to Ōtautahi Christchurch for the College's National Conference Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 November 2023. Click the link for more information.Conference 2023
As a member of the College you have the opportunity to contribute to all the representations the College makes to government, health organisations, consumer groups and the public.
The College encourages and values individual member input very highly. You can also take an active role in supporting your local and regional midwifery community including joining with consumers and their organisations to support initiatives that enhance the lives of mothers and babies.
The Find your Midwife website, created by the New Zealand College of Midwives to help women to find a midwife they can work with best.
The MMPO was established by the New Zealand College of Midwives in 1997 to provide its LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) midwives with a supportive practice management and quality practice system, enabling high quality continuity of care for women throughout New Zealand.
MERAS, a dedicated union for midwives, now represents over 90% of midwives employed in hospitals and maternity units. MERAS has a DHB/MERAS MECA and CEAs with several non-DHB maternity units. MERAS is affiliated to the College of Midwives and provides a strong voice for employed midwives.