News & Media Centre
From time to time, the Midwifery Council issues media statements on matters that affect the profession. For any media enquiries, please contact media advisor Leigh Bredenkamp.
For the latest information on other issues please access News in the drop down box.
Council has new Chair and Deputy Chair
At its first meeting of the year, the Council elected as its new Chair Chris Mallon and as new Deputy Chair Kerry Adams. Chris is currently Director of Midwifery at the Hutt...
Consultation on APC fee 2018/19
The Midwifery Council Proposed 2018/19 APC fee consultation closed on 3 January 2018. Information on the Council's decision and an analysis of the feedback can be found here.
National Midwifery Examination 12 March 2018
Applications are now open for the National Midwifery Examination 12 March 2018
Results for the National Midwifery Examination 4 December 2017
The results for the National Midwifery Examination 4 December 2017 have now been released
Prescribing alerts for tramadol and antiepileptic medication
The Council has just received alerts from ACC/the Health Quality and Safety Commission on the prescribing of antiepileptic medications, and from Medsafe on the use of tramadol...
Be Safe.03. Annual Practising Certificates
The latest issue of Be Safe has just been released. It contains important information about what evidence the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act requires the Council...
New Midwifery Council member appointed
The Midwifery Council is delighted to welcome new member Debbie Fawcett RM
Debbie was appointed to the Council in June 2017. She has been a midwife for over 20 years and is...
Midwifery practice and immunisation
The Midwifery Council code of conduct requires midwives to provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to midwifery care, and this includes...
Media statement released by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand regarding media coverage of midwifery shortages
The Council has been closely following media coverage of safe staffing levels within the Midwifery workforce at District Health Boards.
Deputy Registrar of the Midwifery...
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,...