Rural workshops


The Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service would like to invite Rural LMC midwives to attend one of the following workshops being held in several rural locations throughout New Zealand. You must be practicing as a rural community midwife to book onto these workshops

Rural:  A-Z of perineal care:

Join us for a professional exploration of all aspects of perineal care. This interactive workshop will explore current evidence to support midwifery practice in relation to perineal care throughout the antenatal, labour and birthing and postnatal periods.  Realistic and anatomically models utilised throughout the day.

Contents include: wahine/woman and whanau/family perspectives on perineal health and wellbeing | midwifery decision making processes | antenatal and postnatal care relating to perineal healing | perineal care bundles| refresher on skills of perineal assessment and perineal repair following birth | record keeping.


14 September – Kerikeri

2 October – Gore

Rural: MESR (Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher)

This workshop fulfils the requirements for the mandatory full MESR day for recertification requirements for Midwifery Council. It is an opportunity for midwives to refresh their knowledge, have simulated hands on emergency skills practice, along with updates on current evidence to inform practice.

The workshop will also focus on the psychosocial aspects of providing emergency care as part of the midwife’s role in supporting women, people and whānau, with opportunities for midwives to share practice experiences to reflect and help sustain them in practice.

23 November – Helensville

RURAL: Dotting the I’s in a Digital Age: Record Keeping for Midwives:

Join us for a professional discussion about midwifery record keeping. This workshop will introduce the Te Kāreti o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa|New Zealand College of Midwives Keteparaha/Toolkit – Supporting and enhancing effective midwifery record keeping in Aotearoa.

The aim of the workshop is to critically explore the components and maintenance of a health care record through a midwifery lens.

Contents include: professional and cultural considerations: components of reasonable record keeping: wahine/woman and whanau/family perspectives: strategies and tips: reflection and self-audit: guiding principles: legal frameworks: digital technology: decision making: confidentiality.

1 June – Queenstown
24 October –  Greymouth

Workshop costs:
The workshops are fully funded through Midwifery Recruitment and Retention so there is no cost to attend. To enable professional discussion places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

The New Zealand College of Midwives is approved as a provider of continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council.

The College has allocated this workshop 8 hours of continuing midwifery education.

How to Book:
To register your interest to attend one of the Rural workshops you will need to click on “Register your interest now” button.  Please ensure you specify the workshop region and date you would like to attend.

Please Note: Your initial registration will go on the shortlist until confirmed by Rural Services.

Register your interest now