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Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

Introduced on Oct 20. The Bill disestablishes DHBs and the Health Promotion Agency and replaces with Health NZ and the Māori Health Authority to fund and administer health services. It also creates iwi-Māori partnership boards as a vehicle to exercise tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake at the local level. There will be a new Public Health Agency will be established within the Ministry of Health. There will also be a new series of monitoring and accountability documents including a NZ Health Strategy, Health Plan, locality plans, Health Charter and Code of Consumer Participation. First reading on Oct 27 opposed by National and Act. The Bill was referred to a specially formed select committee the Pae Ora Legislation Committee. Reported back on April 14 with a number of mainly technical amendments and the thrust of  the bill intact. Second reading completed on May 5 with National and Act opposed.  Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill