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  • purposefully and continuously develops and maintains a strong autonomous midwifery profession in New Zealand.

  • leads, promotes and supports partnership-based midwifery practice that conforms to the Code of Ethics and the Standards for Midwifery Practice.

  • leads the development and maintenance of a quality assurance framework to improve maternity outcomes for women and families.

  • advocates for the development and provision of services, policies and programmes that support the improvement of maternity outcomes and health status of women and their families.

  • provides expert advice to government and other relevant agencies, to strengthen and support the midwifery profession.

  • advocates for, promotes, and evaluates undergraduate and postgraduate education and provides continuing education for midwives.

  • conducts, promotes and disseminates relevant research which provides an evidence base for midwifery practice in New Zealand.

  • commits to upholding the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi by recognising Maori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa.

  • builds and maintains relationships with relevant national and international agencies to the benefit of midwifery in New Zealand, and to contribute to the global midwifery community.

  • operates in an efficient and effective manner to the benefit of its members through the delivery of a comprehensive professional service to its members.

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