News & Events

Midwives Budget Funding Information – The Silence is Deafening

28th May, 2020

The New Zealand College of Midwives is calling on the Government to release details of the funding allocated to maternity services in this year’s budget

Key messages re: supply of oral contraceptives

25th May, 2020

Please find below some key messages for the current supply issues with oral contraceptives. Pharmac’s webpage is live and up to date  https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/information-for/enquiries/oral-contraceptives-supply-updates/ In general, while alternative brands have been sourced, they are unapproved medicines…

Media release: College perplexed by delay

14th May, 2020

14 May 2020 College Perplexed by Delay in Budget Announcement For Maternity Services The following can be attributed to Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives: The College became aware only an hour…

Budget 2020: Letter to members

14th May, 2020

Approximately 1½ hours before the budget was announced I was informed that there would not be an announcement today about any maternity or midwifery allocation.

Budget Recognises Importance of Early Years Says Midwives’ Union

12th May, 2020

Media Release – 12 May 2020 Government announcements today have been applauded by MERAS, the midwives’ union however co-leader, Jill Ovens, is urging politicians not to stop there. She says the 10% increase in the…

Community birthing and water births during covid

11th May, 2020

A qualitative systematic review to examine maternity multi-professionals’ views and experiences regarding birthing pool use during labour and birth Claire Feeley, Megan Cooper, Ethel Burns Click here to view

ICM Global call to action

11th May, 2020

Please click here for details You can sign the statement by following this link 

College of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa to New Mums

10th May, 2020

  Media Release, Saturday 9 May 2020 College of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa to New Mums “New mums and the midwives caring for them have been amazing throughout the pandemic and should be congratulated.”…

Alison Eddy on Nine to Noon this morning

6th May, 2020

College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, speaks with Nine to Noon’s Kathryn Ryan the day after International Day of the Midwife and a shout out from the Director General of Health and PM at…

Celebrating midwives video

5th May, 2020

This beautiful video has been created to celebrate midwives and the families they help to create. We share it today on International Day of the Midwife and wish all midwives, women and their families a…

International Day of the Midwife

5th May, 2020

Today we celebrate International Day of the Midwife during the WHO designated International Year of the Midwife. Midwives are essential workers and New Zealand women, whānau, midwives and midwifery leaders wanted to show appreciation for…

International Day of the Midwife May 5th – College of Midwives Praises “vital workforce”

5th May, 2020

Media Release: Tuesday 5th May 2020, 5am ‘“Absolutely vital”. That’s how the Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, is describing the midwives of Aotearoa in the lead up to International Day of the…