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Cultural app to raise awareness among staff and community

15th November, 2018

Pronunciation of te reo Māori, cultural protocol and waiata are the main focus of a new mobile app, Āke Āke, launched this week by Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards. Āke Āke, available now on iOS and…

Advisory for Midwives – Syphilis

17th October, 2018

Dear Members   Please find attached a College advisory for midwives about the increasing incidence of Syphilis in New Zealand Click here to view

Business contribution payment

15th October, 2018

Lead Maternity Care midwives: Business Contribution Payment The Ministry of Health is making a one-off payment to eligible LMC midwives as part of the Budget 2018 Maternity Package announced by the Government in May 2018.…

Rural women NZ supports the New Zealand College of Midwives demands for pay equity

27th September, 2018

Rural Women New Zealand has announced its support for the call made by the New Zealand College of Midwives demanding pay equity. Click here to view article

Nine to Noon: Midwives met with silence on pay equity funding model

20th September, 2018

New Zealand midwives are heading into a “make-or-break” pay talk meeting with the government today. Photo: 123RF The focus of the meeting will be on a funding model co-designed by midwives and the Ministry of Health,…

New Zealand’s midwifery-led model is the optimal way for women to receive maternity care

20th September, 2018

With the gender pay gap in the headlines, midwives are working hard for change. And that’s fitting, given midwifery is a career that supports women, babies and whānau, enabling change in so many lives. “There…

Issues for rural services

12th September, 2018

Nine to Noon interview with a Southern DHB representative, Wanaka midwife and consumer representative, highlighting the issues with funding for rural primary  midwifery services, leading to workforce shortages Click here to listen  

Statement from Keriana Brooking

10th September, 2018

Dear members As many of you will be aware the Ministry of Health failed to meet the terms of its mediation agreement with the College, regarding the budget bid for 2018, and that this created…