News & Events

Latest research findings show ARRIVE trial changed practice but didn’t change predicted outcomes in relation to incidence of caesarean section or preeclampsia

9th February, 2022

Elective Induction of Labor in Nulliparas: has the ARRIVE trial changed obstetric practices and outcomes? In 2018, the ARRIVE trial (Grobman et al. N Engl J Med. 2018) reported that 39-week elective labor induction in…

Open letter to Minister Hipkins

8th February, 2022

The New Zealand College of Midwives (the College) is the professional association for midwifery in Aotearoa and represents almost every practising midwife in Aotearoa. The College has been proactive in promoting Covid-19 vaccination to midwives and pregnant women and people throughout 2021 and considers that vaccination is our best line of defence against Covid-19.

Call for Abstracts

1st February, 2022

Joan Donley Midwifery Research Forum Call for Abstracts. The Joan Donley research forum will be held on Friday 18 November 2022 in Tauranga. This forum provides an opportunity for midwives and others to share ideas,…

14th Virtual International Day of the Midwife

1st February, 2022

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) began in NZ 14 years ago. VIDM is a free 24 hour online conference held annually to celebrate International Day of the Midwife on May 5th.  …

Christmas hours at the College

22nd December, 2021

The College’s national office will close for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 24 December at 12 noon, reopening on Wednesday 5 January. There will be arrangements in place for any midwife who needs urgent legal…

Midwives’ Open Letter

28th October, 2021

Midwives sign here to show your support Open letter to hapū wāhine, pregnant women, pregnant people, whānau and families welcoming a new pēpi/baby(ies) about the Covid-19 vaccination from ngā Kaiwhakawhānau – the Midwives of Aotearoa.…

Mandatory Vaccination Order: Member update

22nd October, 2021

The College has been informed that the deadlines in the Public Health Response Order for Mandatory Vaccination of Health Workers have been amended from those originally announced, and will now align with the Education Sector:…

College statement: 17 October 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination

17th October, 2021

On Monday 11th  October, the government announced it would be mandating vaccination for all health workers including midwives. This decision was made in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.…

Media Release: Review of birth injury cover, updated Maternity Action Plan welcomed by midwives

28th September, 2021

The New Zealand College of Midwives commends the Government on its proposal to amend ACC legislation and update its Maternity Action Plan, saying the developments signify increased attention is finally being paid to women’s health.

Letter to members – Pay equity claim

21st September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, As you are no doubt aware the College has been working for many years to address concerns related to pay and working conditions for LMC midwives, as well as working closely…

Extension of temporary prescription waivers during Covid-19

15th September, 2021

In March 2020, the Director General of Health issued a temporary waiver for systems and settings which are not yet integrated to the NZePS, e.g. hospital discharge and outpatient prescribing, community prescribing from dentists, midwives,…

Member communication 10 September 2021

10th September, 2021

Kia ora koutou members, The College wants to sincerely thank and acknowledge our Auckland based colleagues, their whānau and communities who are working and living under ongoing Alert Level 4 restrictions, in order to keep…