Landmark report for Maori Health

The Waitangi Tribunal has just released its stage one report from the Wai2575 Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry, named Hauora.

Click here to read the report:


Stage one

The stage one inquiry is a discrete and targeted inquiry into the legislative and policy framework of the primary healthcare system. These proceedings were confined to the hearing of the Maori Primary Health Organisations & Providers (Wai 1315) and the National Hauora Coalition (Wai 2687) claims. A number of interested parties were also granted varying degrees of participation. The stage one report was released to the public on Monday 1 July 2019.

Stage two

Tribunal-commissioned research

Part one and two of the pre-casebook discussion paper (a Tribunal Unit assessment of the evidence required for the stage two inquiry) have been completed. As a result of the pre-casebook discussion paper, the Tribunal commissioned the following four reports for stage two:

Both reports concerning Maori with disabilities were filed on 28 June 2019 (Wai 2575, #B22(external link); Wai 2575, #B23(external link)), while the final report on issues of alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse for Maori has been extended until 30 August 2019. A draft version of the Maori mental health report will be distributed to parties for review on 5 July 2019, with feedback due by 19 July 2019.