News & Events

Latest guidance on COVID-19 testing for the health sector 16 November – 6 December

19th November, 2020

For the period 16 November – 6 December, we’ll continue to focus our testing efforts on testing all people with symptoms of COVID-19 in all regions. This includes a focus on testing: –       regions/groups that…

Safety Check renewal

15th November, 2020

The children’s worker safety check is a legislative requirement of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.  All midwives are classed as core children’s workers whether employed or self-employed, and are required to complete a safety check…

Clarification on updated testing advice from the MOH

20th October, 2020

The MoH has made a change to the guidance for community testing that has been extended until 01 Nov 2020. This impacts pregnant or recently pregnant women living in the Auckland region that covers the…

Business Contribution Payment 2020/2021

19th October, 2020

The Ministry of Health are paying the Business Contribution Payment again this year, on the same terms and conditions as previously. The Ministry of Health has indicted that it intends this is the third and…

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) has relaunched its awareness campaign

8th September, 2020

In November 2019 the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) will be changed the recommended starting age for cervical screening from 20 to 25 years. They have now relaunced their campaign to raise awareness of the…

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…