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New Zealand College of Midwives Journal

The latest paper of Journal 54 of the New Zealand College of Midwives Journal.


The paper is titled:

Recognising and responding to acutely deteriorating women in New Zealand maternity wards: A literature and environmental scan


We have also attached a research paper reflection tool designed by the Journal editorial board for midwives to use with New Zealand College of Midwives Journal papers.


Links to the paper and the reflection tool will also be available on the College website at:


We hope you enjoy reading this paper and please remember that you can search the New Zealand Midwifery Research Database for a comprehensive index of midwifery research undertaken in New Zealand:

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Nga Manukura: Clinical Leadership Programme.... an extra cohort to commence in September to December 2021. Enrolment now open for Cohort 24!

Kia ora koutou,


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Enrolments are open for a Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō: Clinical Leadership Programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives commencing in September 2021.


The Clinical Leadership Programme has been running since 2010 and has a strong reputation for contributing to building the leadership capacity and capability of Māori Nurses and Midwives


For participants to be eligible for the programme, they must be:

  • Māori; and

  • have  a current Annual Practising Certificate for Nursing or Midwifery; and

  • committed to positive health outcomes for Māori; and

  • committed to attending all four noho Marae; and

  • have the support of your employer (if applicable); and

  • committed to completing the programme.


Details for the programme are Nga Manukura


Enrolment form attached Enrolment Form


The remaining dates for 2021 are:


 Cohort 23: (currently full but running a waitlist)

  • Wānanga Tuatahi - 5 and 6 August 2021

  • Wānanga Tuarua - 2 and 3 September 2021

  • Wānanga Tuatoru - 30 September and 1 October 2021

  • Wānanga Tuawhā - 4 and 5 November 2021


Cohort 24: (Enrolments open now)

  • Wānanga Tuatahi - 9 and 10 September 2021

  • Wānanga Tuarua - 7 and 8 October 2021

  • Wānanga Tuatoru - 11 and 12 November 2021

  • Wānanga Tuawhā - 2 and 3 December 2021


If you are eligible, the programme costs are covered. You / your organization need to release you for the training days, contribute a small koha to the marae on the day of the powhiri as part of the  powhiri process. (e.g. $10 - $20)


The wānanga consists of 8 days (4 x 2 day wānanga) and will be at Ngā Hau e Wha Marae, Cambridge.


Participants must be able to attend all of the 4 wānanga.


Start times are 9am on the Thursday till late. Commence again at 8am on the Friday and finish at 3pm. We work through the evenings and participants have the option to stay at the marae. If you chose alternative accomodation i.e. to stay somewhere else, you are still expected to be at the marae for the whole programme and cover your own costs.


If you are interested, please send your enrolment ASAP, as there has been significant interest in the programme. 


Feel free to make contact at anytime


Nga mihi 


Tania Hodges
Managing Director

T:    (07) 858 4940 | M: (021) 897 514



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Update for National Professional Associations / Organizations with current MPDS contracts regarding - MPDS 2021/22 proposed launch date for on-line application by eligible Māori Health Providers & National Professional Associations / Organizations

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Update for National Professional Associations / Organisations with current MPDS contracts regarding -  MPDS 2021/22 proposed launch date for on-line application


The Ministry had to delay the launch of the Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS) for 2021/22 because of the complexities of the Covid-19 vaccine roll out. We acknowledge that the additional pressures being placed on providers involved in the roll out with the DHB’s was initially very intense, so a later launch of MPDS seemed appropriate. We appreciate everyone’s patience over this time regarding a later start for the next MPDS round.


Proposed Launch date:

It is expected that MPDS 2021/22 will launch on 30 June 2021 and close 30 July 2021. As usual, joint assessment hui with MoH internal teams will occur, followed by MPDS team leads with provider hui.  


All MPDS Providers with current MPDS contracts will receive an e-mail panui from the inbox, including a link to the Ministry’s website on 30 June 2021.


Information Sheet attached

For your information.


MPDS Contact mail box

If you have any questions, please email them through to

Seeking your feedback on updates to the PPH Consensus Guideline and Poster



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Allen + Clarke has been engaged by the Ministry of Health to review and update the 2013 National Consensus Guideline for Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage (published here).


As a key stakeholder in the maternity sector, we would greatly appreciate your review of the attached draft updated PPH Consensus Guideline and Poster. Proposed revisions to these documents are based on literature reviews and input from the Maternity Guidelines Review Steering Group.

Please send your feedback by return email or to by 27 August 2021.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ngā mihi




Esther White

Senior Consultant

Ph. +61 491 225 613

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Maternal health literacy refers to the ability of mothers to access, understand, appraise, and apply information for the mother and child health care needs during pregnancy, at childbirth and in the postpartum period. Generally, the information available is very generic. Evidence suggests specific linguistic learning needs of hapū māmā that acknowledge their cultural content is often overlooked. As well, little attention is given to diverse ethnic communities, including refugees and pregnant women with disabilities.


The Ministry of Health consumer-facing parenting and pregnancy information webpages provides information to assist pregnant women to access, understand and appraise their midwifery care. We are interested in your views and invite you to respond to this survey: