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The College has 10 geographical regions and 5 sub-regions. The regions function autonomously and have their own constitutions which align to the national College constitution.

Each of the regional chairpersons are part of the National Board (the governance body if the College) and have a key role in raising regional midwifery related issues at a national level and ensuring that items of national interest to midwifery are brought to the regions.

Each region organises its own meetings and other activities – click on your region to find out more.

Northland
Auckland
Waikato/Taranaki
Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti
Central
Wellington
Nelson/Marlborough
Canterbury/West Coast
Otago
Southland

The National Board representative for Northland is: Priscilla Ford

The National Board representatives for Auckland are: Sarah Ballard, Christine Mellor, Ady Priday.

Welcome to the Auckland Region of the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM). The Auckland region has the highest number of births (23,280 in 2010) accounting for 36% of all births registered In New Zealand, consequently we have the greatest number of midwives working across the region.

We are proud to live in, work in, and contribute to an incredibly diverse, youthful, multi-cultural population. Half of our women identify with two or more ethnicities and around 10% of women have English as a second language.

The Auckland Region of the College represents Auckland members and is the largest (by membership numbers) of the 10 College regions. Members include midwives, consumers, students and affiliated groups. Members work in a variety of settings in a region that contains three District Health Boards as well as a number of Primary Birthing Units.

The Auckland region keeps its members informed of current issues by way of monthly regional meetings. We also keep our members informed of current events via our global email. If you wish to keep up-to-date with what is happening in your region, make sure your email and membership details are updated via your profile on the College website.

The Auckland Regional meetings are held at our Resource Centre, Yarnton House, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, on the first Tuesday of every month except January. Meetings start at 7.00pm, members are welcome to arrive earlier for nibbles and networking. Our meetings not only cover regional business, but also an educational component with interesting speakers.

Our Regional Resource Centre is open 5 days a week, from 9.00am till 3.00pm. We have midwifery and counselling clinics, and the Centre is also used for Midwifery Standards Reviews, Pasifika Midwives Fono, Calmbirth Antenatal classes and various midwifery education workshops. The Centre also stocks resources and publications.

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The National Board representative for the Waikato and Taranaki region is: Sheryl Wright

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The Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti representative on the National Board is Kelly Pidgeon

Welcome to the BOP/Tairawhiti region of the College

Our region is comprised of 5 separate areas-Rotorua and Taupo from Lakes DHB, Tauranga and Whakatane from Bay of Plenty DHB and Gisborne from Tairawhiti DHB.

We hold 5 regional meetings including the AGM each year-visiting the 5 regions and combining the meeting with an education and shared lunch.

Central Chair Person: Julie Kinloch

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The National Board representative for the Wellington region is: Siobhan Connor

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The National Board representative for the Nelson/Marlborough region is: Emma Barnett

The National Board representative for the Canterbury/West Coast region is: Davina Geddes

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The National Board representative for the Otago region is: Maureen Donnelly

The National Board representative for the Southland region is: Natasha Baillie