Lakes DHB

Find out about Lakes DHB – where to find a GP and other health services, how Lakes is performing against national health targets, and more.

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Lakes DHB is based in Taupo and Rotorua. It covers an area from just north of Lake Rotorua down to Mt Ruapehu in the south.

It has a population of 116,370 people (2020/21 projection). Read more about Lakes’ population.

Lakes DHB received $381.0 million in funding in 2020/21.*

Funding increases as a result of growth over the last 3 years were as follows:

  • $31.4 million in 2020/21
  • $11.6 million in 2019/20
  • $12.0 million in 2018/19.
Funding growth
  Lakes increase National increase
2020/21 8.98% 6.94%
2019/20 3.54% 4.32%
2018/19 3.83% 4.34%

*This only includes devolved funding from the Ministry. Visit Funding for more information.

DHB annual planning

Every year the DHB develops, updates and publishes on their website (see link below) a number of key annual planning documents such as their Annual Plan and Regional Service Plan.

Lakes DHB contact details
Rotorua Postal address Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046
Street address Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
Phone (07) 348 1199
Taupo Postal address PO Box 841
Taupo 3351
Street address Kotare Street
Phone (07) 376 1000
Fax (07) 376 1003
Email [email protected]

Update on status of national health targets

Work is underway to develop a new set of performance measures. While this work is in progress, we will only provide the raw health targets data. We will not develop separate reports or infographics, or present data by primary health organisation. See How is my DHB performing? for the latest data.

For more information on the development of new measures, see the Health targets page.

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