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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders

Supporting patients with heart disease and diabetes

Find out how Karori Medical Centre and community exercise programme He Tama Wairua, He Tama Tinana are helping patients with heart disease and diabetes. Read more

Featured work

Information on Ebola

Register your interest in joining New Zealand’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

New Zealand individuals can register expressions of interest on the Ministry’s website.Read more

In-between travel settlement

An Agreement which establishes national payments for travel time and travel cost for home and community support workers has been negotiated. The Crown began negotiations with unions, employers and funding agencies in the home and community support sector to find a solution to the issue of travel between clients in 2014.

As well as payment for in-between travel the agreement includes a comprehensive review of the sector and a planned transition to a ‘regularised’ workforce. Read more

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