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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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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.

EOI - Aotearoa Midwifery Collaborative Project



Dear colleagues,  


I would like to let you know posted on the Council’s website today is an Expressions of Interest to invite people to support the Council’s Aotearoa Midwifery Project by joining the Aotearoa  Midwifery Collaborative Reference Group.


Please click on the following link for more information about the project including the terms of reference for the Aotearoa Midwifery Collaborative Reference Group and application form


Please contact me directly with queries/questions and it would be fantastic if this information could be shared widely across your networks



Ngā mihi


Karina Kwai

Aotearoa Midwifery Project

Project Manager


Midwifery Council, PO Box 9644 Wellington


Vacancy for midwife member on the MMRWG



Kia ora Koutou,


The Health Quality & Safety Commission wishes to appoint a midwife to the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group (MMRWG) of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC).


The MMRWG is required to review and report to the PMMRC on maternal mortality and identify quality improvement initiatives aimed at reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal outcomes within the working groups scope.

We are requesting nominations for, and applications from a midwife to join the MMRWG.  For more information on this role, please see the below link.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions relating to this role.  Note applications close on Monday 30 March 2020.  


Kia rā pai tēnei mōu


Jo Sorasio

Advisor PMMRC


Health Quality &  Safety Commission


DDI: 04 912 0308


Mobile: 021 865 310


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CoREISS New paper published, Use of nicotine in pregnancy and Tāiki Kaumātua Poster

Kia ora koe,


We are pleased to provide you with a copy of our latest publication. Potential effects of using non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products during pregnancy: a systematic review.

With thanks to Mātua Rawiri Wharemate and one of our evaluators Toumairangi Marsh, in the wake of the Covid-19 virus we have created  Tiaki Kaumātua  - ‘Protect Our Kaumātua’ a poster for our whānau to use.  We have  an A3  poster size if you would like  to print a larger size and graphics available to print on  T Shirts available.


Feel free to pass these 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

Tiaki Kaumatua Poster A4

2020 - Glover NIC in Pregnancy

Māori representation on National Executive Committee - ON TRACK Network


The National Executive Committee of the ON TRACK Network are looking for Māori representation. The ON TRACK Network was established in 2016 to support and promote multi-centre clinical trials in maternal and perinatal health across New Zealand to achieve better health for mothers and babies. 

The National Executive Committee oversees all activities of the Network making sure they are in keeping with the Network’s Strategic plan (attached).  It is a very effectual committee with broad representation across the country.  We have clinicians, research nurses, research midwives and consumers who all contribute regularly to the meetings (videoconference every 3 months).  Unfortunately, we do not have anyone on the committee representing Māori. We have prepared the attached expression of interest and circulated it, but not widely enough.  I am now sending this request for representation as wide and far across New Zealand as I can.  We really want people to have the opportunity to consider this great opportunity.

I have attached a copy of committee’s terms of reference and the request for expressions of interest in the hope that you may circulate the opportunity across your members? We would like to hear from anyone interested in the opportunity for themselves or who could distribute further across their own networks.

We would be hugely grateful for any assistance you can give in helping us to address this gap. Anyone who might be interested can contact myself or Katie Groom (Chair) directly.

Ngā mihi,




Gillian Vernon

National ON TRACK Network Manager

DDI +64 9 923 2095 Ext 82095 E: 
W:  Twitter: @ONTRACKNetwork1

Physical Address: The University of Auckland, Building 503, Level 2, 85 Park Road, Auckland, 1023, NZ
Postal Address: The Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, NZ 

NEC Call for expressions of interest 2020

ON TRACK National Executive Committee Terms of Reference_V2.0 18062019

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