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.
Midpoint February 2017
The latest issue of Midpoint is available. It contains important information about APC applications as well as changes to the Recertification Programme.
December 2016 National Midwifery Examination Results
The results of the December 2016 National Midwifery Examination results are now available.
Prestigious international appointment for ex Council chair
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), based in The Hague, has announced that Sally Pairman, the first Chair of the Midwifery Council and three term member, has...
E te whaea e Mina Timutimu kua hinga koe (our loved and respected mother Mina has fallen)
Early last week, the Council received the news that founding Council member and beloved kuia of New Zealand midwifery Mina Timutimu was gravely ill and then shortly afterwards,...
Reassurance over safety of NZ maternity care
The Ministry of Health, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the College of Midwives have released a joint statement to...
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...
Review of and changes to Recertification Programme 2017 - 2020
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....