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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 NZCOM constitution.

Each of the regional chairpersons are part of the National Committee (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.

The National Committee representative for Northland is: Nicole Pihema

The National Committee representative for Auckland is: Helen Mary Walker.

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 NZCOM Auckland Region represents Auckland members and is the largest (by membership numbers) of the 10 NZCOM 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 NZCOM 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 March Regional Meeting, “A Bloody Good Night”, was a fascinating look at anaemia in pregnancy, blood transfusion and sensitisation/antibodies; speakers were a specialist haematologist and a specialist transfusion nurse.

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 Committee representative for the Waikato and Taranaki region is: Sheryl Wright

The Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti representative on the National Committee is Sue Finch

Welcome to the BOP/Tairawhiti region of NZCOM

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. There are currently vacancies for this role in Tauranga and Gisborne.

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

The Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti representative on the National Committee is Sue Finch

Welcome to the BOP/Tairawhiti region of NZCOM

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. There are currently vacancies for this role in Tauranga and Gisborne.

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: Robyn McDougal (lives in the Hawke’s Bay Region).

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

Central Chair Person: Robyn McDougal (lives in the Hawke’s Bay Region).

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

The National Committee representative for the Canterbury and West Coast Region is: Violet Clapham

Kia ora and welcome to the Canterbury West Coast Region of the NZCOM.

We are an active region and enjoy some social time after our monthly meetings, everyone is welcome to come along. The meetings run from 7-9pm and we have a coffee and chat till around 10pm.

Meetings are held at NZCOM House, 376 Manchester st, on the first Tuesday of the month.

We also run monthly education sessions on interesting topics or practical sessions such as suturing and IV cannulation.

Come along and join us.

The National Committee representative for the Canterbury and West Coast Region is: Violet Clapham

Kia ora and welcome to the Canterbury West Coast Region of the NZCOM.

We are an active region and enjoy some social time after our monthly meetings, everyone is welcome to come along. The meetings run from 7-9pm and we have a coffee and chat till around 10pm.

Meetings are held at NZCOM House, 376 Manchester st, on the first Tuesday of the month.

We also run monthly education sessions on interesting topics or practical sessions such as suturing and IV cannulation.

Come along and join us.

The National Committee representative for Southland is: Natasha Baillie