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Meet your new office bearers!

7th August, 2019

We warmly welcome and congratulate our new office bearers! Davina Geddes is our new regional chair. Bex Tidball is our new regional vice-chair. Rachael Davies is our new secretary. We look forward to the the…

Thank you!

7th August, 2019

The NZCOM Canterbury and West Coast region held its AGM on the 6th of August and acknowledged the huge contribution that our amazing regional midwife members Violet Clapham, Kate Nicoll and Claire MacDonald have made…

The college elects a new president!

7th August, 2019

The New Zealand College of Midwives held it’s AGM on the 24th of July 2019 and were delighted to welcome Nicole Pihema as the new college president. A powhiri was held to welcome Nicole into…

Rotary Community Breastmilk Bank on Good Sorts!

7th May, 2019

Yvonne Hiskemuller and Jaqs McFarlane and the Rotary Community Breast Milk bank were on One News on Sunday also International Day of the Midwife.   Great to see all their hard work recognised as good…

International Midwives Day – Annual Quiz Night!

17th April, 2019

  Round up a team and register!   Lots of fun, great way to catch up with colleagues and to help us fund raise for a good cause!

Welcome to the new graduate midwives of 2019!

6th February, 2019

The region warmly welcomes and congratulates our new graduate midwives from 2019!   It is great to see you at our regional meeting and we look forward to working with you over the coming year.…

The Legend is Retiring!

28th November, 2018

It was an emotional afternoon tea held in our region to celebrate and honor Karen Guilliland! We heard about the amazing progress and change that Karen has achieved for our profession! There were messages from…

MERAS Midwives receive lots of tooting support!

26th November, 2018

MERAS midwives strike 26th of November! Seeking recognition for the unique job that midwives do! Great support from midwives in the form of a picket in Hagley Park opposite Christchurch Women’s hospital. A coffee cart…

Help to fund raise for the Rotary Community breast milk bank!

12th November, 2018

Help to fund raise for the Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank. Buy a tea towel they are great quality and make excellent Christmas presents!

MQSP Annual Report 2017 -2018

12th November, 2018

This year the annual MQSP event was hosted in the Rolleston lecture theatre at Christchurch Women’s hospital with afternoon tea. We encourage members to attend this event as it is a really valuable insight to…

3rd Year Midwifery Student Research Posters

10th November, 2018

Art and Science CafĂ© Come and enjoy the Research and Art of our Third Year Midwifery Students. We invite you to come, mix, and mingle with our Third Year Midwifery students as they share with…

First Community Breast Milk Bank Opens in NZ!

10th November, 2018

We are proud to announce the opening of the Rotary Community Breast milk bank the first in NZ on the 2nd of July 2018. We are so proud of all Yvonne Hiskemuller’s hard work in…