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College response to the NZ Herald article re: homebirth

10th September, 2019

Re: Comment: Art Green and Matilda Rice’s social media post irresponsible – home births risky (headline subsequently changed to ‘Art Green and Matilda Rice's home birth - be sure you know the risks’

The comment from an 'anonymous doctor' posted online by The New Zealand Herald on 9 September about home birth does not give an accurate view of the evidence on this option for birth in New Zealand and needs to be challenged on a number of points.

Advisors meet with Labour MP

4th September, 2019

Labour MP Duncan Webb met with College CE and Midwifery Advisors today to discuss maternity and midwifery issues.

New Zealand College of Midwives Advisory for Midwives: Measles Outbreak

3rd September, 2019

2 September 2019   Dear member New Zealand College of Midwives Advisory for Midwives: Measles Outbreak As you will be aware parts of New Zealand are currently experiencing a measles outbreak. We understand that midwives…

Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy A Good Start Say Plunket and The College of Midwives.

30th August, 2019

Plunket and the College of Midwives are pleased the Government has so emphatically put the wellbeing of our children and whānau front and centre of its plans. Both are applauding the clear focus on family and whānau wellbeing, and specifically reducing inequity of outcomes for whānau.

College Welcomes New President

26th July, 2019

Nicole Pihema was welcomed as incoming president at a Powhiri in Auckland on Wednesday 24th of July, proceeded by the AGM where the presidency was formally passed to Nicole. Nicole replaces outgoing president Deb Pittam, who…

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa – PADA Seminar Series

22nd July, 2019

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invites you to the 2019 PADA Seminar Series Whanganui – 16 October For more information please click here.

Don’t Miss the Māori Midwives Documentary

22nd July, 2019

Don’t miss this on line series – TV On Demand. Featuring many of our wonderful Māori midwives. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/my-maori-midwife?fbclid=IwAR0_J4DfCS_79z0II_4i1ToWFfdpCmIHiMBx44r0jBVceLjP46MCuW_aVGY

Focus on Politics – 12 July 2019

12th July, 2019

Listen to rural midwives Bex Tidball, Nicky Pealing and Sarah Stokes, MERAS Co leader Caroline Conroy, College CE Alison Eddy and Health Minister David Clark in this week’s episode of RNZ Focus on Politics discussing…

RNZ – College of Midwives elects first Māori president

5th July, 2019

The New Zealand College of Midwives has elected its first Māori president, Nicole Pihema.

The New Zealand College of Midwives Members Have Voted in a New President

4th July, 2019

Media Release 4 July 2019 The New Zealand College of Midwives Members Have Voted in a New President Nicole Pihema of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa descent is the first Māori President, and is currently the…

New president elected

4th July, 2019

Tēnā koutou, It is my pleasure to announce that Nicole Pihema has been elected as the next president of the College. As well as being a practising LMC midwife in rural Northland, Nicole brings extensive…

New action plan released to curb syphilis cases

1st July, 2019

The Ministry of Health has released its new National Syphilis Action Plan in an important step in reversing a growing number of cases of the infection. Cases of syphilis in New Zealand have been on…