Te Manawa o Hine - Māori Midwifery Team

A team of four midwives formed the Māori Midwifery team in 2015 at Auckland DHB. Team Leader and Ngā Manukura graduate, Mahia Winder said that the Māori team had been 10 years in the making and was designed to meet the needs of Māori women and their whānau.

Data suggest that Māori women are the least likely to engage in antenatal education or find a midwife early enough. Since the Māori team arrived - referrals have grown.