Aotearoa New Zealand is building a future health system that will perform better for all of us. 

Our health system reforms(external link) will enhance Māori rangatiratanga for Māori over hauora Māori and ensure greater influence throughout the entire health system. This is central to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will help ensure everyone has the same access to good health outcomes. That includes strengthening mana motuhake for whānau – supporting them to take control of their own health and wellbeing.

The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill outlines the core changes within the health reform, including the formal, permanent establishment of an independent Māori Health Authority from 1 July 2022.

The interim Māori Health Authority operates as a Departmental Agency within the Ministry of Health – a temporary arrangement until the permanent entity comes into effect – and has been established to help drive the development of the permanent entity and its role within a newly transformed system.

This website is designed to keep you informed about the work of the interim Māori Health Authority in the lead-up to 1 July 2022.

You can find out more about the establishment and future role of the Māori Health Authority(external link) on the Future of Health website.

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