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.

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...

The Heart of Midwifery

International Day of the Midwife was celebrated on May 5th, and provided an opportunity for women and midwives all over the world to unite and focus attention on the work of...

Gazetted fees

Midwifery Council Fees

Under sections 130 - 133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 the Midwifery Council prescribes fees by notice in the Gazette.

Fees are...

Media release in response to 15HDC00540 Report 3 October 2016

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) today released a report into the appropriateness of the care provided by a midwife in March/April 2015. The HDC found the midwife...

Media release in response to Health and Disability Commissioner report 14HDC01440

New initiatives being implemented this year will further ensure all midwives understand the requirement to use the Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related...

Midwifery Workforce Survey

The survey responses for  midwives who hold a current practising certificate) as at 19 October 2015 has been published and shows the following key points:

There were 3,033...

Media statement released by the Midwifery Council October 2015 in response to published research paper

Response from Midwifery Council in response to publication of research paper 'Association of midwifery experience to perinatal mortality: a retrospective cohort study'.

Released...

Response to Nathan Coronial Inquest recommendations

Midwifery Council response to the Office of the Chief Coroner August 2015

In Augsut 2015, the Midwifery Council wrote to the Legal and Research Counsel to the Office of the...

Maternity care model working for most NZ mothers

Two decades after New Zealand introduced a woman-centred community of care model of primary maternity care, the vast majority of expectant mums enrol with a carer early in...