Member services

Webinar Updates

RANZCOG NZ webinar updates are a member service designed to complement the content of the NZ Annual Scientific Meeting, MIHI course and trainee workshops and go into more depth on issues highlighted in Te Kahui Oranga ō Nuku e-newsletter Pānui. The webinar updates are the successor to the face-to-face Fellowship Update programme and provide a more accessible format.

Get involved:

  • join the audience
  • share your expertise – become a webinar presenter
  • suggest topics for future webinars 

See the NZ Events page for upcoming webinars. 



Annual hui-a-tau for all RANZCOG Fellows, trainees and their whanau are hosted by He Hono Wāhine at marae to engage, reflect and korero around hauora Māori in a relaxed but focused way. He Hono Wāhine provide a supportive environment for attendees to learn about the Māori world view, share their clinical experiences, and contribute to the mahi of He Hono Wāhine. 

See the NZ Events page for detail on the 2020 Hui.

Cultural Competency Course Application of Hui Process/Meihana Model to Clinical Practice

The Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) at Otago University provides the post-graduate course Application of the Hui Process/Meihana Model to Clinical Practice for RANZCOG. The course is mandatory for FRANZCOG trainees and all Training Supervisors, Fellows and SIMG’s are strongly encouraged to undertake the MIHI course as part of their CPD.

The course comprises a series of online modules and a one day workshop. One set of online modules should be completed before the workshop and the other set after completion of the workshop. 
Following completion of the course you will be able to apply skills and knowledge to implement immediately into your practice. 

Register for the 2020 Utilising the Hui Process/Meihana Model in Clinical Practice here.

For further information please email Jude Kaveney


Early career Fellows forum

An annual forum to engage and inspire RANZCOG early career Fellows* about the scope of work RANZCOG is involved with in improving women's health outcomes in New Zealand through collaboration with allied health stakeholder organisations and groups.  An interactive session with senior Fellows sharing their personal experiences. Contact Makiko Wimbush for more information.

*Up to 5 years since being awarded Fellowship with RANZCOG is considered an early career Fellow.

Practice Visits

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku manages a practice visit programme unique to Aotearoa and RANZCOG.

Fellows of RANZCOG are able to receive a practice visit as part of their continuing professional development. The visits provide Fellows with a confidential review by two of their peers of various aspects of their practice. The practice visit process incorporates interviews with the multidisciplinary team the doctor works with, as well as a review of the clinical work load, case mix and record keeping. 

The aim of the practice visit programme is to provide feedback about the practice and facilitate quality improvements where necessary, in a collegial and supportive manner.

Practice visits are confidential and focus on improving the practice environment and risk mitigation to contribute to the delivery of safe, quality healthcare outcomes for patients, their families, health professionals and the broader community.

For further information please email Jude Kaveney – Coordinator, RANZCOG NZ Practice Visits or ph: +64 4 472 4608


35-Year Fellows

35-Year Fellows are recognised annually with a function to celebrate their long service and dedication to the profession, and to be awarded their 35-Year Fellowship pin. Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku acknowledges the wealth of knowledge and experience 35-Year Fellows have to offer and encourages reciprocal programmes such as the Early career Fellows forum where Fellows can learn from each other.  




RANZCOG statement

RANZCOG notes the press release from the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) regarding water immersion in labour.



Guiding the evolution of the Women’s Health Foundation and its fundraising

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation makes a difference to women’s health care across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and Jen Jordan has joined the College to help with this work.



Gender Equity Initiatives and Progress

Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group Chair Dr Gillian Gibson provides an update on the work to improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity within our College.