Our members span rural communities across Aotearoa. While many of us are working as Rural Community Midwives others include nursing, medical, allied health and rural community advocates who share our commitment to ensuring equitable access to culturally safe and appropriate maternity care for rural communities.
We advocate for, promote and support a sustainable rural midwifery and primary maternity workforce that is committed to providing the services our rural communities need.
We promote and contribute to research and initiatives that enhance our knowledge and understanding of rural midwifery and maternity care needs, and work with Hauora Taiwhenua Council, Chapters, and members to positively influence birthing and health outcomes of rural communities.
Our work will also help to identify Government strategic and policy issues impacting on rural midwifery and maternity services to be considered by the Hauora Taiwhenua Council.
Kendra lives in rural South Canterbury and has been working as a community midwife in the area for the last 5 years. Kendra is passionate about equitable access to health care services for rural communities.
Ko Te Ātiawa me Te Atihaunui A Paparangi ngā iwi. Kei te noho au ki Taranaki. Tawera lives in rural north Taranaki, and has been working as a community midwife in the area for the last 8 years. Tawera also facilitates hapū wānanga in rural north and south Taranaki.