Dr. Stewart Hastie
As at 11 November, 2009, Hastie was a Certifying Consultant in the Department of O&G at Waikato Hospital. "Dr Stewart Hastie combines his interest in fertility at Fertility Associates Hamilton with private obstetrics and gynaecology, and a part-time consultant's job at Waikato Hospital. Stewart is the doctor who introduced IVF locally in Hamilton. He has served on the Waikato branch of the NZ Medical Association and is currently President of the Waikato Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society. Stewart is the local RNZCOG-appointed registrar trainee supervisor and has for many years been involved with SHO training for the Diploma of Obstetrics." Certifying consultants have the job of approving or disapproving a mother being permitted to have her pre-born child killed by abortion.