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IDM 2024 – Midwives: A Vital Climate Solution

3rd May, 2024

Media Release 3 May 2024 Sunday 5 May: International Day of the Midwife Midwives may not be the first profession you think of when it comes to climate change but in a climate crisis they…

Call for Expressions of Interest

9th April, 2024

The New Zealand College of Midwives Journal | Te Hautaka o Te Kāreti o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa Co-Editors are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for positions on the Journal: Editorial Board members New peer…

Midwifery Acknowledged as Part of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”

7th December, 2023

Media Release                                                                                                                       7 December 2023   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has today added Midwifery to their list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. College of Midwives Chief Executive,…

Media release: College of Midwives Calls for ongoing ceasefire in Gaza 

24th November, 2023

Media Statement                                                                                                         24 November 2023   The following can be attributed to the College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The New Zealand College of Midwives and members are calling for an ongoing cessation of hostilities,…

2022 Maternity survey shows positive results in face of under-funding and Covid-19  

10th November, 2023

The 2022 Survey of Whānau and Families’ Experience and Perceptions of the Maternity System has shown positive experiences amongst women and whānau accessing maternity care in Aotearoa. 

Te Whatu Ora praises tireless work and commitment of midwives

9th November, 2023

Media Release: Issued: 9 November 2023 Results of Triennial Maternity Consumer Survey and Perinatal Bereavement Support Environmental Scan released Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has today released the results of its Triennial Maternity Consumer…

Midwives Gather for Conference in Christchurch

1st November, 2023

More than 500 midwives will attend the biennial national conference in Christchurch starting on Thursday.

In November 2021, the College conference was to be one of the first conferences in the new conference centre Te Pae in however it was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Media Release 6 October 2023: Waihi Midwives and Mums Demand Service Stays

6th October, 2023

Media Release 6 October 2023 Waihi Midwives and Mums Demand Service Stays Anger is continuing to grow in the Bay of Plenty with only six weeks to go until the Waihi Lifecare Birthing Centre is…

Media release 6 October 2023: Midwives vote in favour of pay equity deal

6th October, 2023

6 October 2023 Media Release Midwives vote in favour of pay equity deal MERAS, the midwives’ union, says their member midwives have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a final pay equity settlement from Te Whatu…

Media Release 5 October 2023: Petition Calls For “Vital” Huntly Birthing Unit To Stay Open

5th October, 2023

Media Release 5 October 2023 Petition Calls For “Vital” Huntly Birthing Unit To Stay Open “An absolute necessity”, “a place we feel safe” and “a vital service”. These are three of the comments on a…

Media Release: 13 September 2023  

14th September, 2023

Media Release 13 September 2023   Where’s the Detail? The New Zealand College of Midwives is pleased to see some commitment to growing the midwifery workforce in Labour’s health announcement today. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy,…

HPV screening update for midwives

29th August, 2023

  The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is changing the way cervical screening is done in Aotearoa New Zealand. The primary test for cervical screening will change from a cervical smear test to a vaginal swab…