International days of the midwife and nurse 2023

We've profiled some of our midwives and nurses to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, and International Nurses Day on 12 May.

Read about their roles and career highlights below. 

Dione Neri: Wairoa Hospital Nurse Manager

Dione Neri Working in a rural hospital can either “make you or break you”, says Wairoa Hospital Nurse Manager Dione Neri.

The Wairoa born-and-bred Registered Nurse says working rurally…

Victoria Zeyfert: Te Mata Peak Practice

Victoria Zeyfert v2 As a Russian-speaking immigrant, Victoria Zeyfert knows the difficulties that immigrants face settling in a new country.

Which is why the Nurse Practitioner at Te Mata Peak…

Cyclone evacuee turn clinic co-ordinater

Bayview Clinic In the days after Cyclone Gabrielle devastated Esk Valley, health professionals came together and stood up an emergency clinic – without power and internet connection –…

Julie Kinloch: Lead Maternity Carer

Julie Kinloch Napier midwife Julie Kinloch stuck a pen and paper to her front door to communicate with hāpu māmā after Cyclone Gabrielle wiped out communications in the region.