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.
17th October, 2021
On Monday 11th October, the government announced it would be mandating vaccination for all health workers including midwives. This decision was made in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.…Read Article
28th September, 2021
The New Zealand College of Midwives commends the Government on its proposal to amend ACC legislation and update its Maternity Action Plan, saying the developments signify increased attention is finally being paid to women’s health.Read Article
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.