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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.

Significant changes to information sharing starting the 1st July – impact for midwives

24th June, 2019

Changes to legislation come into effect on 1st July 2019 which are designed to support agencies working with whanau/families and tamariki to share information so that the woman and baby can be supported to be…

Midwives Vote YES to DHBs MECA Settlement

14th April, 2019

Midwives employed by DHBs have voted overwhelmingly YES to a pay settlement.

The vote which closed on Friday 12thApril, will see a majority of members gaining increases of up to 17.5% from where they are now ($66,755 a year) to where they will be in August next year ($78,353 a year).

Midwives to Vote on Proposed Settlement

9th April, 2019

Finally a breakthrough and positive outcome for employed midwives.
Around 1250 midwives employed by DHBs who are members of the midwives’ union, MERAS, are voting on a proposed settlement of their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) that achieves much of what midwives have been fighting for.

Letter to members

18th March, 2019

The College is deeply saddened, shocked and distressed by the targeted terrorist attacks on two Christchurch Mosques last Friday 15th March. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to the Muslim communities in Christchurch and throughout New Zealand.

Second midwife fee clarifications

15th March, 2019

Points of clarification for the Second midwife support supplement Claims for the Second midwife support supplement appear to be going well although the volume of second midwife claims has been lower than anticipated.  The College…

Canterbury Measles Outbreak

14th March, 2019

The College is liaising very closely with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), Community and Public Health specialists and of course our member midwives.

International Women’s Day

8th March, 2019

The New Zealand College of Midwives has a very simple message for its members and women around the country today, March 8th – you’re awesome and be kind to yourself.

National Health Advisory Notification of MMR immunisation advice

8th March, 2019

National Health Advisory Notification of MMR immunisation advice for healthcare workers ADVISORY SUMMARY: The Ministry wishes to remind all healthcare professionals and other people working in health care facilities, who were born on 1 January…

Research in the News

25th February, 2019

You may be aware of the following stories in the news over the last few days.

All robust research is valid and welcomed by the New Zealand College of Midwives, especially if it assists in improving and developing maternity services for the benefit of women and their babies.

It is not unusual nor exceptional for the College and Ministry to discuss issues regarding research.

Graduate Business Contribution follow-up payment 2019

21st February, 2019

Information for the new graduate Business contribution payments is now live on the Ministry of Health website.