Whānau Ora: We want to protect Māori before it's too late

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 6:22PM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Whānau Ora: We want to protect Māori before it's too late

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 6:22PM

The stoush continues between the Ministry of Health and Māori health providers.  

Whanau Ora is heading back to court for an urgent judicial review of Ashley Bloomfield's refusal to give them personal health data to reach unvaccinated Māori. 

The ethnic group is lagging 21 percent behind the overall vaccination rate.  

Chair Merepeka Raukawa-Tait told Heather du Plessis-Allan all they want to do is protect Māori before it's too late. 

“Without the data, it’s going to be so time-consuming and we just do not have the time, and to be honest, who the hell wants to go back to court?” 

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