Home Midwives Conference 2021

Conference 2021

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Join us in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Mihi whakatau and Welcome function: Thursday 04 November from 5.00pm

Conference days: Friday 05 – Saturday 06 November

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Nau mai haere mai

Come celebrate, collaborate and chat with your midwifery colleagues.

Time and time again, we receive feedback that sharing of knowledge and practice, networking and the intangibles that conference provides, is as valuable as the professional development aspects.

Our programme, showcases a diverse range of speakers, incorporating our conference theme

Celebrating Diversity – Growing stronger together.

The panel discussions are designed to stimulate discussion and debate among multiple stakeholders and viewpoints.

In response to feedback we are excited to announce a change to the concurrent session format. Shorter presentations across two rooms will enable delegates to attend more presentations than before and to hear the breadth of midwifery knowledge, research and experience. See the programme for more details.

It has been over a decade since our biennial conference has been held in the South Island. Our conference is to be held within Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. This world class convention centre is centrally located, positioned across from the Avon river and Victoria Square. We encourage delegates to explore Ōtautahi Christchurch at its spring time best.

Registrations are now open and we have set out an optional instalment plan to help spread the cost of conference. We encourage you to book early and make the most of the early bird fee.

Ngā mihi nui

Message from our Kuia

E ngā mana, e ngā reo o te motu, tēnā rā tātou katoa
Ngā maunga whakahii, ngā puke kōrero,nei rā te mihi rangatira kia koutou.

E ngā mate o te motu, haere atu rā, haere Kia rātou mā kua wheturangitia. Moe mai I to moengaroa

Ka huri ki ngā kanohi ora, tēnā rā tātou katoa

Kua tae te wā, me karawhiu ngā pukenga, ngā mātauranga ki te ao. Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei hui mō ngā kai whakawhānau pēpi ki Aotearoa 2021.

Whakatau mai rā I runga I ngā kaupapa I whārikihia nei I mua ia tātou te rā nei. Kii pai ngā mahi puta mai I te ao.

Ko te tūmanako kia pai tō noho ki waenganui I a mātou.

“Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai,kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa ō mahi, kia kore e mahi tonu”

“You have come too far not to go further, you have done too much not to do more” Tā Himi Henare

Nō reira, e ngā hau e whā, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Crete Cherrington


Conference theme

Our conference theme brings together the concept of diversity with strength and growth. Women and midwives are individuals, with diverse beliefs and expectations relating to culture, ethnicity and spirituality. By recognising, understanding and celebrating these differences we can become stronger as we work together.