30 Mar 2021

Boost for Māori and Pasifika midwives

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 30 March 2021

The government is funding a plan to boost the number of Māori and Pasifika midwives. 2018 figures show about 10 percent of midwives identify as Māori, and three percent as Pasifika - that's well below the 25 percent of women giving birth identifying as Māori and 10 percent as Pasifika. The College of Midwives' president Nicole Pihema (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) speaks to Max Towle.