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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

Welcome to the official site of the 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 New Zealand. Representatives include rural midwives, urban midwives, educators, students, consumers, Māori midwives and birthing women.

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Latest News & Events

  • Redefining Rural Webinar February 2021

    25th February, 2021

    Geographic Classifications for Health and what this will mean for rural maternity services, women and midwives. Aotearoa currently lacks a fit for purpose rural/urban classification for health research and policy purposes, and the use of…

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  •  Midwifery staffing at the CCDHB

    18th February, 2021

    The College acknowledges that the CCDHB has been working hard to resolve these staffing concerns, and that it supports and values its midwifery workforce. However, the current acute short staffing is indicative of a wider national midwifery workforce shortage, related to general under -valuing of women’s health, and specifically, under-resourcing within midwifery; from the undergraduate education programme through to the midwifery workforce.

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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.

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.