News & Events

Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing

21st November, 2018

Media Statement 20 November, 2018 Midwives Join Call For Better Postnatal Resourcing Midwives agree that access to high quality care for 48 hours after birth is vital to the wellbeing of mothers and babies and…

Cultural app to raise awareness among staff and community

15th November, 2018

Pronunciation of te reo Māori, cultural protocol and waiata are the main focus of a new mobile app, Āke Āke, launched this week by Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards. Āke Āke, available now on iOS and…

Midwives reject DHBs’ pay offer

6th November, 2018

More than 1100 DHB-employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs’ pay offer and to go on strike Click here for more.

Midwives skills unrecognised in DHBs offer

18th October, 2018

Midwives skills unrecognised in DHBs offer More than 1100 midwives directly employed by DHBs will start voting on an offer from the DHBs today (Friday, 19 October). The ballot will close on Monday, 5 November.…


20th September, 2018

The MERAS MECA negotiating team is recommending that you reject the NZNO pay rates that DHBs told us on Monday is all that is on offer. Click here to read the Newsletter

Statement from Keriana Brooking

10th September, 2018

Dear members As many of you will be aware the Ministry of Health failed to meet the terms of its mediation agreement with the College, regarding the budget bid for 2018, and that this created…

Choosing Wisely – Media Release 30 August 2018

30th August, 2018

Choosing Wisely Campaign Aims to Better Inform Do I really need to have this test? That’s one question midwives and obstetricians are encouraging people to ask their maternity health professionals. The New Zealand College of…

Second Midwife Support

29th August, 2018

Dear member, We are pleased to be able to inform you that the details for the second midwife fee and funding have now been agreed. In summary the second midwife fee is there to provide…