College Conference 2018

Thank you to all those who participated in an amazing, emotional and uplifting midwifery conference held on the 23 – 25 August at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

The conference theme was particularly relevant this year with many presenters identifying the need to work together as One Voice – Women and Midwives in all aspects of our work. Each of our key note speakers were inspiring and we would like to thank Dr Sally Pairman, Dr Hannah Dahlen, Willow Jean Prime, Norma Campbell and Suzanne Miller for their stimulating discussions, insight and humour.

We hope that the conversations continue beyond the conference itself .

Thank you to our numerous panel speakers, we very much enjoyed the various viewpoints as well as our concurrent session speakers, who have dedicated much time to putting together their presentations. All these presentations offer a chance for us to learn about midwifery research, and consider new knowledge and ways to enhance our own clinical practice.

We would like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the conference. In particular we would like to acknowledge our Principal Sponsor Spatone, for their contribution. 

The New Zealand College of Midwives 16th Biennial National Conference will be held in Christchurch 2020, keep an eye on this page or like the conference Facebook page for details. 

Message from our Kuia

I te timatanga, ka mihi kia Io Matua Kore, nana nei I homai, nana nei I tango.

Me maumahara nga mate puta noa te motu, te iti me te rahi.

E te whaea Mina, takahia te ara whanui a Tane, kua whakaritea mai mo nga rangatira, me te rawa kore. Haere koe kia Hawaiki Nui, Hawaiki Roa, Hawaiki Pamamao. Moe mai ra. Takoto.

Kia koutou te hunga ora, nga mātā waka, nga maunga whakahii, ko te whakakotahitanga I roto o te kaupapa to tatou oranga.

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa. Na Crete Cherrington (kuia)