Meet our team


NIMISHA WALLER 

DIRECTOR / OWNER - HOWICK MIDWIFE LTD

I am a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at AUT University & have practised midwifery in tertiary units and as an LMC. I am a supervisor and have been a member of the competency review panel for MCNZ, reviewer for NZCOM Journal & Midwifery Standards Review as well as an NZCOM educator for the Midwifery First Year Practice (MYFP). I am an expert advisor, an Academic member/Deputy Chair on the MOH Compliance panel that monitors the Code in New Zealand (Breastfeeding), a Board member of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa & I provide commentary for Midwifery Research Review NZ. I have a particular interest in maternal wellbeing, diabetes and obesity, newborn, postnatal distress, traumatic birth and PTSD. My doctoral study is on post-birth conversation between midwives and women and the impact it has on them. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/queries about our Clinic or the Services we provide at 76 Cook Street, Howick or any questions regarding midwifery or maternity care via our contact form or "leave a message" tab on the lower right hand corner on our website. 


Midwives based at 76 Cook Street, Howick: 



 CATHERINE OVERFIELD 

MIDWIFE

I have been a midwife for over 20 years. Initially in the UK, and, most recently in East Auckland. After a period of time working at both Middlemore and Botany Maternity Unit, I now work as a self employed midwife as part of South East Auckland Midwives. With our great team philosophy I am committed and excited to provide you and your family with personal and complete maternity care. 

                                                                                                                                                  



 LIEKE GEERTS 

MIDWIFE

Born and raised in The Netherlands, I decided to move to beautiful New Zealand in 2014. I have been a midwife for over 6 years and have worked in low and high risk settings, starting my career in a low risk practice in The Netherlands. Before joining South East Auckland Midwives I was part of the core midwifery team at Middlemore Hospital. After 6 years I still love the diversity of my job and feel privileged to be able to contribute to such an amazing life event. 




 THEA BUSSER 

MIDWIFE

I have worked for almost 20 years as an obstetric nurse in The Netherlands, looking after pregnant women, women in labour and women on postnatal ward. In 2010 I completed my Midwifery degree here in New Zealand, and gained more experience in maternity care at Middlemore Hospital. Since 2014 I have been working as a self employed midwife in the South East Auckland area. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of our profession and look forward to welcoming you and your family in our practice. 


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 DIANE KLOMP 

MIDWIFE

I came into midwifery in 1997, following 5 years Plunket experience in the Rotorua district. After my training I chose to work in the community as an LMC midwife because I had an excellent mentor and midwifery group to support me, R.I.M.U (Rotorua Independent Midwifery United). I have had a very positive and rewarding midwifery career. In early 2009 I worked at Botany Downs Birthing Unit as core staff, I then joined the CMDHB Midwifery Team where I worked for 3 years. In May 2013 I became a member of the new midwifery group: Birthroots. 


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