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.
National Midwifery Examination 2nd July 2018
Applications are now open for the National Midwifery Examination 2nd July 2018
The Midwifery Council welcomes new research findings
A study published in March has found that there is no higher risk of baby death in New Zealand attributable to midwives in their first year of practice compared to more...
Be Safe.04. Documentation and Record Keeping
The latest issue of Be Safe has just been released. It contains important information about documentation and record keeping which are essential to record the provision of...
Understanding workforce issues
The Midwifery Council is closely monitoring the recent media coverage regarding midwifery.
Chair of the Midwifery Council, Christina Mallon, says: “Our first priority is...
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...
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...
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,...