Representing New Zealand’s Midwives

We provide and promote quality standards for New Zealand Midwives. Our role is a midwifery voice for midwives and women.

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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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Latest News & Events

  • Media Release: 13 September 2023  

    14th September, 2023

    Media Release 13 September 2023   Where’s the Detail? The New Zealand College of Midwives is pleased to see some commitment to growing the midwifery workforce in Labour’s health announcement today. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy,…

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  • HPV screening update for midwives

    29th August, 2023

      The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is changing the way cervical screening is done in Aotearoa New Zealand. The primary test for cervical screening will change from a cervical smear test to a vaginal swab…

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Our services

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.

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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.