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Media Release: 30 Years Since Midwives Gained The Right To Practice Autonomously

21st August, 2020

Media Release                                                                                                                                      21 August 2020   30 Years Since Midwives Gained The Right To Practice Autonomously* Tomorrow (Saturday 22 August) Marks Anniversary “We felt we had little control over own bodies.” That’s how…

Budget 2020 Primary Maternity Services funding announcement 16 July 2020

16th July, 2020

Tēnā koutou members, A funding package of $242m for primary maternity services has been announced by Hon. Julie-Anne Genter today.  This is the largest funding boost ever added to primary maternity services. This is a…

$242 million boost for mothers and maternity services

16th July, 2020

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT 16 July 2020   $242 million boost for mothers and maternity services Maternity service providers, women and their babies will receive more support after a $242 million maternity package announced today…

Positive News for Mothers, Babies and Midwives

16th July, 2020

  Media Release/ 16 July 2020 Positive News for Mothers, Babies and Midwives The budget announcement by the Government today has been welcomed by the New Zealand College of Midwives. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy,…

Key messages re: supply of oral contraceptives

25th May, 2020

Please find below some key messages for the current supply issues with oral contraceptives. Pharmac’s webpage is live and up to date  https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ In general, while alternative brands have been sourced, they are unapproved medicines…

Budget Recognises Importance of Early Years Says Midwives’ Union

12th May, 2020

Media Release – 12 May 2020 Government announcements today have been applauded by MERAS, the midwives’ union however co-leader, Jill Ovens, is urging politicians not to stop there. She says the 10% increase in the…

Community birthing and water births during covid

11th May, 2020

A qualitative systematic review to examine maternity multi-professionals’ views and experiences regarding birthing pool use during labour and birth Claire Feeley, Megan Cooper, Ethel Burns Click here to view

ICM Global call to action

11th May, 2020

Please click here for details You can sign the statement by following this link 

College of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa to New Mums

10th May, 2020

  Media Release, Saturday 9 May 2020 College of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa to New Mums “New mums and the midwives caring for them have been amazing throughout the pandemic and should be congratulated.”…