17th April, 2019
The latest Report on Maternity has been released by the Ministry of Health and the work of midwives continues to contribute to improving outcomes for New Zealand women and their babies.
14th April, 2019
Midwives employed by DHBs have voted overwhelmingly YES to a pay settlement.
The vote which closed on Friday 12thApril, will see a majority of members gaining increases of up to 17.5% from where they are now ($66,755 a year) to where they will be in August next year ($78,353 a year).
9th April, 2019
Finally a breakthrough and positive outcome for employed midwives.
Around 1250 midwives employed by DHBs who are members of the midwives’ union, MERAS, are voting on a proposed settlement of their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) that achieves much of what midwives have been fighting for.
19th March, 2019
As you will be aware Canterbury is currently experiencing a measles outbreak. The College continues to liaise with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), Community and Public Health specialists about the specific measles outbreak in Canterbury. However we understand that midwives and women in other regions may have questions and concerns.
18th March, 2019
The College is deeply saddened, shocked and distressed by the targeted terrorist attacks on two Christchurch Mosques last Friday 15th March. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to the Muslim communities in Christchurch and throughout New Zealand.