Government announces new Maori Health Authority in healthcare overhaul

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 12:28PM
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Photo / NZ Herald

Government announces new Maori Health Authority in healthcare overhaul

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 12:28PM

Maori will have joint sign-off on measures to shape healthcare in New Zealand.

An overhaul of the system includes an independent Maori Health Authority.

Health Minister Andrew Little says it will work with the new Crown agency Health NZ which will replace the country's 20 DHBs, and run the health system.

He says things such as a long term health plan, and determining health services at a local level - all need to be agreed with Maori.

Stuart Nash and Mark Mitchell joined Mike Yardley to discuss this, along with the India travel suspension and New Zealand’s relationship with China.

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