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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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Ngā mihi nui ki a koe mō te tau hou. Happy New Year!


During a study on how to more effectively support pregnant women to abstain from smoking we produced a short mini-series.  We are happy for this to be freely shared for educational purposes or within your work with pregnant women. Tiakina Wāhine Hapū  (which means nurturing pregnant women) follows a whānau (family) through pregnancy and  shows how much easier it would be to make changes for pēpi (baby) if all the whānau understood the changes pregnant women make to give their baby a healthy start. 


Using humour and the saying ‘when one of us is pregnant, all of us are pregnant" Tiakina Wāhine Hapū  can be useful for sparking discussion about how to more respectfully engage with pregnant women and their supporters about, for example not smoking or drinking alcohol.  You can downloaded Tiakina Wāhine Hapū  free of charge from our website  


Please feel free to pass this pānui (notice) about the resource on to others.


Ngā mihi,

Noho ora mai

Nāku noa



Dr Marewa Glover



Centre of Research Excellence:

Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking

PO Box 89186, Torbay, Auckland 0742, NZ

Phone: +64 27 275 7852

Twitter: @MarewaGlover

Tiakina Wāhine Hapū 

National Cervical Screening Programme Change to Screening Start Age January 2020 update



Tēnā koutou katoa,

For all of those involved with providing cervical screening services across New Zealand, you are now invited to download the new NCSP Campaign Communications Toolkit.

Phase One of this toolkit is primarily focused on supporting those who work in a communications and community-engagement capacity, to help them plan, promote and share the upcoming 'Start to Screen' media campaign within their local communities.

The new national media campaign will run from the 24th February until the end of May and will target all women aged 25 to 29 years of age. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening, and educate and empower young women to participate in regular screening.

This initial release (Phase one) of the toolkit provides background on the campaign and the recent change to the start age for cervical screening (from 20 to 25). It also contains key messages, audience insights and PR advice to help communications staff and providers to start planning their local campaign promotion early.

You can access the toolkit here:

Please find attached an article to share with your colleagues and providers about the toolkit to help support them to engage with the upcoming campaign.

Phase two will be the complete toolkit, featuring links to the campaign materials and new 'Start to Screen' web page. We will be sharing Phase 2 of the toolkit just prior to the campaign launch.

Please respond to if you have any queries about this campaign or know anyone that would like to be added to the toolkit distribution list.

This update has been sent to:

  • PHO CEs

  • DHB Māori Managers - Tumu Whakarae

  • GMs Primary Care Planning and Funding

  • DHB Communication Managers

  • DHB Primary Care Portfolio Managers

  • NCSP Age Change Sector Advisory group

  • NCSP Regional Coordinators

  • NCSP Register Coordinators

  • NCSP Support to Screening service providers

  • Family Planning

  • Medical Professional groups

  • Sexual Health Clinics

  • Student Health Clinics

  • Youth Centres

  • Relevant sector organisations

If you have any questions regarding the programme change, please email the NCSP team with the subject line, AGE CHANGE PROJECT:

Ngā mihi,

Laetitia O'Connell
Senior Advisor
National Cervical Screening Programme
National Screening UNIT
Ministry of Health
DDI: 04 496 2307


Media Release: Oranga Tamariki Abuse Power to Punish Maori



Fourteen armed police were used by Oranga Tamariki to uplift a five-month-old Māori baby from a mum, a new report has revealed.

Police and Oranga Tamariki staff converged on the home of the solo mum to execute an uplift order that had been green lighted by the Family Court without the whānau receiving any prior notification.

That is just one of the harrowing and disturbing cases uncovered by a comprehensive 6 month Māori-led nation-wide review of Oranga Tamariki.

Her story is among the hundreds contained in the just released 200 page report to be found online that emerged from engaging with 1000 whānau – Māori and non-Māori - who shared their harrowing and inhumane dealings with the government agency.


Ngā mihi

Maori Midwives: We'd like your feedback



In 2017, CAM (Canadian Association of Midwives) submitted a position statement (PS) on Indigenous Midwifery (see attached). The PS was discussed by ICM Council and it was recommended that there should be more outreach with other national midwifery associations, including and most importantly Indigenous midwives, to ensure that the PS reflects the voice of a wider global community.


Nga Maia has been asked for their feedback. Please read and give us your views on how well it does or doesn't speak to the Indigenous midwifery in NZ context. Are there additional references to add and would you consider supporting such a policy statement. Email your feedback to 

Indigenous Midwives Position Statement

Hauora Māori Scholarships

Hauora Māori Scholarships opened this morning. A link to the application form and information is below. Feel free to forward to your networks.

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