News & Events

COVID-19 Interim advice for midwives: 16 March 2020

16th March, 2020

With new public health measures now in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, the College acknowledges the impact this is having and will have on midwives, their families and clients. Please continue to…

South Auckland Midwife Honoured With Award

9th March, 2020

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around the country, Manya (pronounced Ma Nee Ya) Lynch will receive the award with other women who work in South Auckland communities.

CE Alison Eddy talks on TVNZ’s Breakfast show

5th March, 2020

5 March 2020 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast/clips/report-calls-for-overhaul-of-midwife-funding-model-in-nz

NZ Institute for Economic Research Report Backs Midwives Call For Pay Equity

5th March, 2020

NZ Institute for Economic Research Report Backs Midwives Call For Pay Equity Recommends Injection of $50m Annually Just To Address The Status Quo A report from NZIER has confirmed that urgent changes are needed to…

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): Update for Midwives 3 March 2020

3rd March, 2020

The College has collated the following advice and information for midwives about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The situation is continually evolving and we recommend that midwives continue to check the Ministry of Health’s website for updates:…

Government Warned To Take Heed Of Landmark Canadian Midwives Pay Equity Decision

26th February, 2020

For Immediate Release                                                                                    26th February 2020   Government Warned To Take Heed Of Landmark Canadian Midwives Pay Equity Decision The New Zealand College of Midwives (the College) has congratulated Ontario midwives following a landmark legal decision from…

Age range change for cervical screening

3rd February, 2020

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) will be changing the recommended starting age for cervical screening from 20 to 25 years in 2019. This change will take place in November 2019. Here you will find…

2020 – A Key Year For Midwives and Midwifery in New Zealand

30th January, 2020

“A watershed year for maternal health and wellbeing”. That’s how the College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, is describing 2020 with only a month left for people to sign the #backmidwives petition.

Birth Notices Online from 21 February

29th January, 2020

No more faxes, use Birth Notices Online now Faxing birth notifications is costly and unreliable, so Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) are moving to an online method. Midwives and hospitals are required to provide preliminary…

NZ Resus 2020

13th January, 2020

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council conference will be held in Rotorua 7-9 May 2020.

This conference will present the latest advances in resuscitation science.

Merry Christmas From The College of Midwives

24th December, 2019

24 December 2019 Merry Christmas From The College of Midwives As the country heads away on holiday, midwives around the country remain on call for women and whanau, the College of Midwives is asking people…

Time to recognise midwives

19th December, 2019

Newsroom columnist Emma Espiner confronts her prejudices about midwifery after meeting midwives who are frustrated they are being prevented from providing the care they believe the women of New Zealand deserve