News & Events

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.…

ARRIVE trial debate

28th September, 2018

Publication of the ARRIVE study has fueled International debate click here to view the midwifery viewpoint.

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…

Choosing Wisely – Media Release 30 August 2018

30th August, 2018

Choosing Wisely Campaign Aims to Better Inform Do I really need to have this test? That’s one question midwives and obstetricians are encouraging people to ask their maternity health professionals. The New Zealand College of…

Second Midwife Support

29th August, 2018

Dear member, We are pleased to be able to inform you that the details for the second midwife fee and funding have now been agreed. In summary the second midwife fee is there to provide…

Sleep on side when baby’s inside

20th August, 2018

The following resources have been created to support the campaign to encourage women to sleep on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Resources include information for Health Professionals explaining the physiology behind the campaign…