Welcome to the official site of the New Zealand College of Midwives, the professional organisation for midwives.
The College is governed by a board (the ‘National Committee’) comprising a number of nominated and elected representatives from throughout New Zealand. Representatives include rural midwives, urban midwives, educators, students, consumers, Māori midwives and birthing women.
20th September, 2018
New Zealand midwives are heading into a “make-or-break” pay talk meeting with the government today. Photo: 123RF The focus of the meeting will be on a funding model co-designed by midwives and the Ministry of Health,…Read Article
20th September, 2018
With the gender pay gap in the headlines, midwives are working hard for change. And that’s fitting, given midwifery is a career that supports women, babies and whānau, enabling change in so many lives. “There…Read Article
Thank you to all the delegates, speakers, exhibitors and organisers for participating in an amazing, emotional and uplifting midwifery conference held on the 24th and 25th of August at the Rotorua Events Centre. The conference theme was particularly relevant this year with many presenters identifying the need to work together as One Voice – Women and MidwivesClick here for more information
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 has been established as a dedicated and focused union for employed midwives with support from the New Zealand College of Midwives. A national District Health Board (DHB) midwifery collective employment agreement for employed midwives has been negotiated and is now in operation for MERAS members at DHB’s.