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Welcome to our 2024 New Graduate Midwives

26th February, 2024

The Canterbury Westcoast region of NZCOM warmly welcome our new graduate midwives’.

Conference 2023

9th November, 2023

The NZCOM Conference was held over the weekend and what a cracker of an event it was! We heard from a wonderful array of speakers including the incredible Dr Rachel Reed who joined us all…

International Day of the Midwife 05.05.2023

21st May, 2023

What a stunning day of celebrations was had! The day kicked off with a vaccine clinic hosted by the Midwifery Resource Centre. Which sounds less than fun, but featured a wonderful array of treats, snacks…

Farewell and welcome!

22nd August, 2021

At our regional AGM we gave thanks to our regional Chair Davina Geddes for all her hard work for our region over the last two years. We were privileged to have local Kaumātua to lead…

Launch of our new online Waitaha Infant Feeding resource

22nd August, 2021

On the 2nd of August our regional breastfeeding representative Catherine Rietveld, with Kelly Dorgan launched a fantastic new resource to help support midwives and other health practitioners to support mothers and their whānau  prior to a…

Unite against COVID -19 – LMC regional updates

25th March, 2020

Hi everyone, the current situation regarding global outbreak of COVID-19 is a rapidly changing one. The object of this news post is for community midwives to be able to access all of the regional updates…

International Year of the Midwife – Parliamentary Breakfast

7th March, 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, Today the Board of the NZ College of Midwives kicked off celebrations for the International Year of the Midwife by hosting a parliamentary breakfast in The Great Hall at parliament.  This was…

Clarification around funding for screening tests for women donating breast milk.

7th March, 2020

January 2020 Memo to Canterbury Midwives Re: Milk Donor Funding In the community, in order to access FUNDED laboratory testing for Breast Milk Donors, the correct forms MUST be used. Only some testing for breast…

Warm Welcome to our New Graduates 2020

12th February, 2020

We were so pleased to congratulate these wonderful women as new graduates and welcome them to the midwifery workforce at the NZCOM Canterbury and West Coast meeting on Tuesday 11th of February. We wish you…

30 Year Celebration of Original Members of the College!

13th November, 2019

On Friday  afternoon the 8th of November 2019, a group of the original members of the College met at Burwood Hospital to celebrate the 30 year anniversary since the establishment of the New Zealand College…

Starting conversations about smoking!

14th October, 2019

Te Ha- Waitaha (Stop Smoking Canterbury) want to know how they can best support midwives in making referrals to their service. If you are a working midwife it would be really appreciated if you could…

The 13th Canterbury Breastfeeding Update & Consultation Hui

14th October, 2019

A free event bringing together breastfeeding knowledge and wisdom from all over the country