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.

NZ Health Strategy

The strategy sets the direction of health services to improve the health of people and communities.


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

Pay equity settlement

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand’s aged and disability residential care and home and community support services. Find out more.

System Level Measures Framework

System Level Measures are high-level goals of the health system that help show the outcomes of the system.

Appointments to health statutory bodies

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

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