So in the first part of this series we had a look at the history of change in the health system in NZ. The biggest and most important innovation of the past 40 years has been the trend to decentralisation, which was first done in the mid-1980s with Area Health Boards, and latterly with District… Continue reading Health Sector Reforms Driven By Private Consultants’ Business Interests 
Following up on our article about Housing NZ / Kainga Ora and Otautahi Community Housing Trust’s responsibilities to tenants, we have become aware that in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act of 2010, Parliament sought to strengthen the requirements of the existing RTA by strengthening an existing requirement that tenants were not allowed to create disturbance… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Non-Residential Neighbours From Harrassment?
This week the government announced the health sector will be reformed by abolishing 20 DHBs replacing them with four entities which are fully controlled by a new bureaucracy, “Health NZ”, based in Wellington. There will not be an elected membership as there currently is for the DHB system. The idea has received at best a… Continue reading Health Sector Reforms Driven By Private Consultants’ Business Interests