From 1 July this year, the New Zealand health system changed dramatically. The District Health
Boards were disestablished and two new entities Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka
Whai Ora - the Maori Health Authority, were established.
The new system divides New Zealand into “localities”, with nine prototypes being implemented at
present. Learnings from these prototypes will influence the developments for the rest of the
country. Horowhenua and Porirua are among the prototypes.
Extensive information on the changes is available from the following websites:
KHAG will continue to seek the best health outcomes for Kapiti and is working to ensure our
community’s voice is heard as the changes are rolled out.