Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service
MERAS was established in 2002 as a separate but associated organisation of the New Zealand College of Midwives. That is why MERAS members are also members of the College. Around 90% of midwives employed by DHBs and non-DHB maternity units belong to MERAS. MERAS represents members in their employment issues, negotiates Collective Agreements, and supports the professional needs of employed midwives.