News & Events

Webinar: Emancipating Midwifery, reflecting on 30 years of midwifery autonomy

8th September, 2020

Legislation that led to the birth of New Zealand’s women-centered midwifery-led maternity system, was introduced with the passing of Nurses Amendment Act on 22nd August 1990. It was arguably one of the most significant milestones…

Helen Clark To Headline Webinar Celebrating 30 Years Since Law Change In NZ

2nd September, 2020

The Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, says they are thrilled to be able to confirm the former PM in the line-up for a webinar celebrating a key change in our law thirty years ago.

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…

New information for members on COVID-19

14th August, 2020

Tēnā koutou members, The following new information and updates are relevant to midwives providing care during alert levels 2 and 3. All services that are operating during alert levels 2 and 3 are required to…

Direction re: community testing for COVID-19 and ensuring access to testing facilities

23rd July, 2020

Please see the new and clarified information about who to test for COVID-19. In brief, our essential groups for testing remain (attached); however, we are asking you to renew your efforts to swab all those…

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,…

Health and Disability System Review: Summary of relevant points for midwives

16th June, 2020

The government implemented a full health system review in 2018, with Heather Simpson as chair of the review panel. The panel’s interim report was released in August 2019 and detailed the findings, including the problems…

The Health and Disability System Review

16th June, 2020

16 June 2020 Statement – the following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive, College of Midwives: Following the release of the Simpson Report this morning, the New Zealand College of Midwives is considering…

Specific Covid-19 Incurred Costs Reimbursement Announced 

14th June, 2020

Media Release                                                                                                                                                14 June 2020 The New Zealand College of Midwives is pleased that the Government has today announced funds for community-based midwives, to assist with COVID-19 related costs. A one-off payment of…

Combined oral contraceptives: supply update

8th June, 2020

Please click here to view the notification from Pharmac re: Combined oral contraceptives: supply update Full information can be found on the Pharmac website https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ethinyloestradiol-35mcg-with-norethisterone-500mcg-norimin/