Join a Rural Midwifery Practice in Southern DHB - Queenstown

LMC - Queenstown Lakes District

Queenstown Midwives are an established independent rural LMC team based in the Queenstown Lakes District.
We work with our local primary maternity hospital, located 180km’s from our nearest base hospital in Invercargill. 
We are looking for experienced midwives to fill LMC vacancies within our busy team in 2015. Caseload is flexible with supportive backup.

We are fortunate to live in a remote but beautiful place with an amazing outdoor lifestyle, so regular time off and breaks are necessary and supported!

Rural experience preferred, however rural mentorship via MMPO is also available and encouraged.
For more information or to apply, please contact:
Keri Mapperson 

Te Anau needs a midwife

There is an amazing opportunity to be a remote rural midwife in Te Anau Fiordland.

Te Anau is a beautiful lakeside township surrounding by National park. We have 4,000 permanent residents and currently experiencing a boom in growth. The main work is tourism. Check it out at

Work life balance to be negotiated and discussed - flexibility...

This is a shared case load self-employed role, claiming from section 88 with the opportunity to apply for rural recruitment and retention grants.

Please contact Jo Lundman on 027 291 8085



Oamaru Maternity is recruiting!

Are you passionate about supporting physiological birth in a well supported primary setting?

Come and join our wonderful friendly team!

We are seeking ‘Know Your Midwife’ case-loading midwives to provide continuity of care to Oamaru women and their whanau/families.

Our midwives will have capped caseloads and a MERAS MECA salary and with MERAS safe staffing levels for rural midwives.  Full and part time positions no less than 0.5FTE are available. New graduate midwives are also welcome to apply.

Oamaru Maternity Centre is a rural midwifery led primary birthing unit with 2 birthing rooms, a birthing pool and 3 postnatal rooms. We also have 2 antenatal clinic rooms. Our midwives are supported by experienced Enrolled Nurses.

We currently have a 30 % primary birthing unit rate at Oamaru Maternity and approximately 10 % homebirth, both with excellent outcomes. We would love to increase this for our local community women. We provide midwifery care to around 240 women per year.

All kit is provided, e.g.  car, petrol , pager , phone and midwifery gear. When necessary we transfer to Queen Mary in Dunedin for secondary care where we hand over to core staff and return to Oamaru with the ambulance.

There is a monthly obstetric clinic in Oamaru with a consultant from Dunedin.

Oamaru is a great place to live with affordable housing, good schools, a sunny climate and an exciting Victorian Heritage scene. Oamaru is also known as Steampunk Central. Call 03 4330269 for more information or contact  


LMC position(s) - Wanaka


Wanaka Midwives is an established independent rural LMC team, covering the greater Wanaka area. We provide antenatal care in a clinic, attend home births and primary unit births (1 hr away), and work with an intrapartum team for women choosing to birth in Dunedin (tertiary) or Invercargill (secondary).

We are looking for midwives to fill LMC vacancies in our rapidly growing community. There is also an opportunity for a short term locum position (3-12 months) to cover a midwife’s leave in 2018, starting immediately.

Wanaka is an incredible place with skiing, climbing, tramping and fishing at our doorstep. Regular time off and breaks are supported within our practice.

Rural experience is beneficial, however there may be mentoring through RMRR rural retention if needed. A relocation grant may be available.

Please contact Morgan Weathington for more information 021 617 480,



0.4 FTE permanent position with the opportunity of up to .8 FTE to cover leave.

This position offers the advantages of independent practice with a shared caseload, in a collaborative team environment, with guaranteed days off.

For informal discussion of this position, please contact:

Julie Sandri

Maternity Centre Co-ordinator

Telephone: (03) 433 0269 (Maternity Unit)

Application forms and Job Description are available from: Andrea Cairns
Admin Support Officer
Administration Department, Oamaru Hospital
Telephone: (03) 433 0290 Ext 9042


Midwives from outside the district could be eligible for a relocation grant from the rural Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service. Please call us on 0800midwife to discuss your eligibility for Relocation/Placement Support

Contact RMRR Service for further details. Phone 0800Midwife or 0800 643 9433 to indicate the listing you are interested in, please quote the Date and Town.


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All services are subject to eligibility criteria and/or availability. Register your interest to recieve or provide services through the Rural Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Service.




Phone. 0800 MIDWIFE/0800 643 9433
Fax. +64 3 353 1167