News & Events


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…

Funding available to reimburse the CVCheck fee

21st August, 2018

Dear Members The New Zealand College of Midwives have secured access to one off funding to provide a contribution to the cost of completing the Safety Check obligations (CVCheck) obligations under The Vulnerable Children Act…

Sleep on side when baby’s inside

20th August, 2018

The following resources have been created to support the campaign to encourage women to sleep on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Resources include information for Health Professionals explaining the physiology behind the campaign…

MERAS lodges pay equity claim on behalf of DHB midwives

19th June, 2018

MERAS has lodged a pay equity claim with DHBs. Click here for more