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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

  • Midwives’ Open Letter

    28th October, 2021

    Midwives sign here to show your support Open letter to hapū wāhine, pregnant women, pregnant people, whānau and families welcoming a new pēpi/baby(ies) about the Covid-19 vaccination from ngā Kaiwhakawhānau – the Midwives of Aotearoa.…

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  • Mandatory Vaccination Order: Member update

    22nd October, 2021

    The College has been informed that the deadlines in the Public Health Response Order for Mandatory Vaccination of Health Workers have been amended from those originally announced, and will now align with the Education Sector:…

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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.