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Changes to the New Zealand Health System

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:

Health New Zealand Māori Health Authority
Download PDF • 1.80MB

KHAG made the following submission to the select committee:

KHAG Submission to Select Committee on Te Pae Ora Bill
Download PDF • 393KB

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.


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