21 Apr 2021

New Māori Health Authority comes after Waitangi Tribunal recommendation

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 21 April 2021

The government's announced it will create a Māori Health Authority as part of its massive overhaul of the health system. Such an agency was a key recommendation in the Waitangi Tribunal's Kaupapa Inquiry report in 2019, which found serious Treaty breaches and failings by the Crown to close the persistent gap between Māori and non-Māori health outcomes. Meriana Johnsen speaks to one of the claimants at the Tribunal, whaea Janice Kuka.