Welcome to the Midwifery Council of New Zealand
Warm Pacific greetings and welcome to our website. We invite you to learn more about midwifery in New Zealand and the role the Midwifery Council plays in protecting the health and safety of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and during the first six weeks after baby is born.
Council responds to research paper on retrospective birth outcomes
A research paper was released in late September entitled: ‘A Comparison of Midwife-Led and Medical-Led Models of Care and Their Relationship to Adverse Fetal and Neonatal...
Midpoint September 2016
The September issue contains the latest Be Safe. on Text messaging, information on the new website and stakeholder relations and other information useful for practising...
Review of and changes to Recertification Programme 2017 - 2010
The consultation on the review of the Recertification Programme closed on 27 May. 510 individual responses were received although a number of these were for multiple midwives....
Free cultural competency training online
From September, Non-Governmental Organisations providing health and disability services funded by the Ministry of Health or District Health Board across New Zealand will be...
Past Council member honoured
Much loved and respected midwife and kuia Mina Timutimu was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New year’s honours list. Mina was appointed as a foundation member...
Te tatau o te whare kahu
In Maori ‘Te tatau’ refers to the gateway to a marae. During a powhiri, certain protocols and rituals take place and it is only on completion of these, that newcomers are...
National Midwifery Examination
Dates for the next exams are 5th December 2016, 13th March 2017
The examination is set at the level of competence for entry to the Register and seeks to assess graduates'...