New Zealand health system

This section is an overview of New Zealand’s health and disability system. It describes the main organisations and structures in the system, their roles, functions, and legislative responsibilities.

Health Targets

Health Targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services. They provide a focus for action.


My DHB helps you find local health services and tells you how well your district health board is performing.

Appointments to health statutory bodies

Appointment of members to statutory authorities including crown entities, district health boards, professional regulatory bodies and ministerial health committees.

Back to top