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Media release: Protecting Your Baby From Whooping Cough Starts While You’re Pregnant

6th April, 2023

5 April 2023   NZ College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says midwives have been very saddened by the recent tragic deaths of three pēpi from whooping cough and calls on Te Whatu Ora to…

College Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF)

27th March, 2023

College Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF) The College is still accepting donations for the Midwives Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF) which will be used to provide financial relief for members who have suffered…

Changes to the reporting of antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions

10th March, 2023

Te Whatu Ora have made a number of changes to the reporting of antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions. Serum analyte levels will no longer be reported Risk of neural tube defects will…

Celebrating the Proposed Aotearoa Women’s Health Strategy on International Women’s Day

7th March, 2023

Media Release 6 March 2023 The College of Midwives Te Kāreti O Nga Kaiwhakawhanau Ki Aotearoa Celebrates the Proposed Aotearoa Women’s Health Strategy on International Women’s Day On International Women’s Day (March 8th), The College…

15/2/23 Member communication: Cyclone Gabrielle

15th February, 2023

Tēnā koutou members, As Cyclone Gabrielle passes across Aotearoa, the College acknowledges the uncertainty and concerns midwives will have for their own whānau and the whānau they serve in affected areas of Te Ika a…

Media statement: Fast track to residency

13th December, 2022

Media Release 12 December 2022 The following can be attributed to College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The College is extremely pleased by the Government’s announcement this afternoon which will see overseas midwives be…

Invitation to virtual huis: Kahu Taurima, maternity and early years

9th December, 2022

We are circulating this invitation on behalf of Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Wahi Ora who are hosting three webinars regarding the Kahu Taurima work, which is focused on maternity and early years services…

Media release – Step Up for breastfeeding, say key health organisations

1st August, 2022

New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA), the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand have joined forces to remind New Zealanders that successful breastfeeding involves the whole whānau.

Global statement condemning Roe v Wade decision

27th June, 2022

AS THE US SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V WADE, GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS CALL ON ALL GOVERNMENTS TO DEFEND ACCESS TO SAFE AND QUALITY ABORTION CARE Ensuring access to safe, quality abortion is an imperative. Abortion is…