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Little launches new ‘nationwide public health system’

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Health Minister Andrew Little announced today the establishment of  Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand (HNZ), and Te Aka Whai Ora – the Māori Health Authority.

The 20 previous District Health Boards have been dis-established and their deficits ‘wiped’.

82,000 health sector employees are now directly employed by HNZ.

The changes will ‘ensure better health outcomes for all New Zealanders,’ said Little.

Tipa Mahuta, sister of Nanaia Mahuta, is the chair of the new Maori authority.

“Our health system had become complex and fragmented. 20 different district health boards meant the healthcare you got depended on where you lived. It was a postcode lottery and a true nationwide health service will change that,” Health Minister Andrew Little said.

“Ultimately this is about improving access to healthcare on the basis of need for all New Zealanders, no matter who they are, their ethnicity or gender, or whether they’re urban or rural.

Board Members

  • Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Board: Rob Campbell (Chair), Dame Karen Poutasi, Hon Amy Adams, Vanessa Stoddart, Dr Curtis Walker, Tipa Mahuta (as Māori Health Authority Chair). Two members are yet to be appointed.
  • Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority: Tipa Mahuta (Chair), Sharon Shea, Prof Sue Crengle, Fiona Pimm, Dr Mataroria Lyndon, Awerangi Tamihere. Two members are yet to be appointed.



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  1. Better outcomes for NZer’s needing medical care?
    With an angry do little cobbling the poorly timed process together, plus tribal influences, it will be a balls up.

  2. The next step will be a creation of joint AUNZ health authority for critical care, which can then be amalgamated to Bill Gates WHO super body by 2030.

    Public health always suffered when power is removed from the frontline staff to managers. This step further distances the frontline staff who will just become post officies which will parcel patients to higher ups who will do the same patrcelling patients for critical care. A cancer patient will be shifted to a single location in North Island in a matter of years, who will die without any love and care from family members who cant travel. Specialist centre staff looking after hundreds of cancer patients will become robotic and insensitive due to sheer volume. They just have to fill forms rather than really caring for the patients.

    If primary public health system is stengthened, and focus is placed on improving diet and life style, there will be fewer cancer patients. Biut this strategy does not enhance big Pharma or their agents such as Little.

    • This is it. Centralising public health so that WHO policy can quietly take control. The neglect of public health over the last two Covid years, which caused a massive delay and negligence in delivering public health services, is probably the biggest unspoken of crime of this pandemic. But no one will be held to account, they just pat themselves on the back and say good job under the circumstances. The entire public health system in New Zealand is run by incompetent idiots and it comes from the Ministry down.

  3. We are simply sitting here watching these stubble-faced Bolsheviks build our extermination machine. An APARTHEID one at that. SOMETHING wants this nation ‘cleared’ of its locals. You could NOT make it up.

  4. This government, like those globalist neo liberals who came before therm, have brought health care to its knees. Only made worse by the discriminatory COVID mandates.

    Nothing mainstream political party’s touch in this country does anything, save fall to ruin. No more support for any of them.

  5. They make out like they are fixing a problem but perhaps if they had of properly funded the health care system in the first place we wouldn’t be in this situation.


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