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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa – PADA Seminar Series

22nd July, 2019

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invites you to the 2019 PADA Seminar Series Whanganui – 16 October For more information please click here.

Don’t Miss the Māori Midwives Documentary

22nd July, 2019

Don’t miss this on line series – TV On Demand. Featuring many of our wonderful Māori midwives. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/my-maori-midwife?fbclid=IwAR0_J4DfCS_79z0II_4i1ToWFfdpCmIHiMBx44r0jBVceLjP46MCuW_aVGY

Focus on Politics – 12 July 2019

12th July, 2019

Listen to rural midwives Bex Tidball, Nicky Pealing and Sarah Stokes, MERAS Co leader Caroline Conroy, College CE Alison Eddy and Health Minister David Clark in this week’s episode of RNZ Focus on Politics discussing…

RNZ – College of Midwives elects first Māori president

5th July, 2019

The New Zealand College of Midwives has elected its first Māori president, Nicole Pihema.

The New Zealand College of Midwives Members Have Voted in a New President

4th July, 2019

Media Release 4 July 2019 The New Zealand College of Midwives Members Have Voted in a New President Nicole Pihema of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa descent is the first Māori President, and is currently the…

New president elected

4th July, 2019

Tēnā koutou, It is my pleasure to announce that Nicole Pihema has been elected as the next president of the College. As well as being a practising LMC midwife in rural Northland, Nicole brings extensive…

New action plan released to curb syphilis cases

1st July, 2019

The Ministry of Health has released its new National Syphilis Action Plan in an important step in reversing a growing number of cases of the infection. Cases of syphilis in New Zealand have been on…

Decision to widen access to pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine

1st July, 2019

Pharmac have announced that from 1 July 2019 funding of the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine will include pregnant women in the second and third trimester of their pregnancy, as well as parents or primary caregivers of infants admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Specialist Care Baby Unit for more than 3 days.

More Midwives Than Ever Before In New Zealand

29th June, 2019

At a time when parts of New Zealand and some DHB’s are struggling to recruit, numbers provided by the regulatory body, the Midwifery Council, show that at the end of April this year, 3171 midwives had APC’s, that’s 102 more than in 2018.