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Midwives Blindsided By Immigration List And Apprenticeship Funding Announcements

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 3:19 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

“Unbelievable.” That’s how Alison Eddy, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, has reacted to the government announcement yesterday on its refreshed immigration settings. Two separate groups on the Green List have been published ... More >>

Russian Attack On Hospital In Mariupol

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 2:45 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy: The New Zealand College of Midwives is alarmed and deeply saddened by the Russian strike of a maternity and children’s hospital in Mariupol , Ukraine during a ceasefire. The College condemns all mindless ... More >>

New Clinical Coach Role To Bolster Midwifery Workforce

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:15 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The launch of a range of new midwifery initiatives is a step in the right direction for a workforce that is stretched to breaking point in some regions of Aotearoa. “Currently, there are more midwives with annual practicing certificates (APCs) ... More >>

College Welcomes Unanimous Passing Of Bereavement Leave For Miscarriage Bill

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 12:24 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The College commends the unanimous passing of the Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Bill, which will grant mothers and their partners three days of bereavement leave following a miscarriage or stillbirth. As the professional organisation representing ... More >>

Helen Clark To Headline Webinar Celebrating 30 Years Since Law Change In NZ

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 8:30 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, says they are thrilled to be able to confirm the former PM in the line-up for a webinar celebrating a key change in our law thirty years ago. Legislation that led to the birth of New ... More >>

College Perplexed By Delay In Budget Announcement For Maternity Services

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:00 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The College became aware only an hour and a half before the budget being announced that maternity would not be addressed by the Minister today. Given the urgency of the issues facing the midwifery workforce, we are perplexed as to why this would ... More >>

College Of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa To New Mums Mother’s Day Tomorrow (Sunday)

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:45 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

“New mums and the midwives caring for them have been amazing throughout the pandemic and should be congratulated.” says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives. With around * 7231 babies born during Alert Level 4 and 3 in New Zealand, ... More >>

International Day Of The Midwife May 5th - College Of Midwives Praises 'Vital Workforce'

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 6:29 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

"Absolutely vital". That’s how the Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, is describing the midwives of Aotearoa in the lead up to International Day of the Midwife on Tuesday. International Day of the Midwife is even more significant ... More >>

Midwives Association Statement On Updated Ministry Guidance About Use Of PPE In Maternity Settings

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 6:53 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

“We are pleased to note that the document acknowledges that clinicians involved in care, can and will use appropriate clinical judgement on PPE required, and should have access to PPE for all births,” says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the New ... More >>

South Auckland Midwife Honoured With Award

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12:15 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

A twenty-year career, birthing babies will be acknowledged tomorrow with a special award from the National Council of Women. As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around the country, Manya (pronounced Ma Nee Ya) Lynch will receive ... More >>

Government Warned To Take Heed Of Landmark Canadian Midwives Pay Equity Decision

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 2:28 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives (the College) has congratulated Ontario midwives following a landmark legal decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The Tribunal has ordered the Canadian Government to take concrete actions to end the ... More >>

Midwives Call For Last Big Push

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:34 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Midwives are asking for a “last big push” as the #backmidwives petition closing date of March 1st fast approaches. The final video in the #backmidwives campaign is also being released today. Chief Executive of The College of Midwives, Alison ... More >>

Midwives welcome new support for parents

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:04 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives welcomes the new financial support that parents will receive through the Best Start scheme and other measures in the Families Package to be introduced from today (1 July). More >>

MERAS Lodges Pay Equity Claim

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:07 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The union that represents the majority of employed midwives (DHB midwives) has lodged a pay equity claim with DHBs. More >>

Midwives on the march

Monday, 30 April 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Midwives and families will march through Wellington on Thursday 3 May celebrating International Midwives’ Day and bringing a Delivery for Dear David – a petition for the Minister of Health, David Clark, to support urgent sustainable funding for ... More >>

Historic Win For Midwives

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:08 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

For the first time in New Zealand history, community based midwives (Lead Maternity Carers - LMCs) will be designing their own funding model for the country’s midwifery-led maternity system. More >>

Midwives, Mothers, and Families: Partners For Life

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

The theme for International Midwives Day could not be more appropriate for the midwifery profession in New Zealand, and the maternity model that our midwives spearhead. More >>

NZ Women at Risk Because of Gender Discrimination

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:30 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Highly respected organisations involved in the health and wellbeing of New Zealand women have joined forces this year to mark International Women’s Day tomorrow, Wednesday 8 March, with a warning that the welfare of New Zealand women is at risk ... More >>

First Baby Since Earthquake – Born in Kaikoura Last Night

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:59 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

Kaikoura has welcomed its first post-earthquake baby. Local midwife Bernie Thomas says one of her clients gave birth to a baby boy, at the local birthing unit yesterday evening. The mum stayed in the town because she really wanted to have the baby in ... More >>

Good News for Midwives, Mums and Babies

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:40 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

Comments from the Ministry of Health’s spokesperson on Child and Youth Health have buoyed the New Zealand College of Midwives today. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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