He kahu pōkai mō tēnā, mō tēnā. Māori hands catching Māori babies.
Ngā Maia Māori Midwives ō Aotearoa was formed in 1993 by Māori midwives, midwifery tutors, and their students, to address the inconsistencies in maternity services for Māori in New Zealand.
Registered as a charitable trust in 1994, Ngā Maia became recognised in maternity circles as the ‘voice’ for Māori. By 2008 its role was endorsed by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
Ngā Maia is committed to Māori birthing practices that promote the health and well-being of whānau. To whakamana and nurture kahu pōkai/ kaiwhakawhānau in providing holistic, sustainable, quality care steeped in tikanga Māori.
Our values are Mana Motuhake, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, and He Taonga Tuku Iho.
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We are a non-profit organization aimed at:
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