reform as important first step
Manukau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA) is welcoming the Government's health reforms as an important first step to improving Māori and Pasifika health in south Auckland.
But some in the health sector say the jury is still out on what will be achieved in Counties Manukau.
Under the reforms, the country's 20 district health boards have now been replaced by Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand).
The new Crown entity will be responsible for running hospitals, and primary and community health services.