Posts Tagged ‘Minister of Health Andrew Little’

Māori life expectancy will take a century to catch up with Pākehā

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Māori life expectancy

It will be 100 years before Māori life expectancy catches up with Pākehā, new research has found. The research also discovered the wealthiest 10 percent of New Zealanders can expect to live a decade longer than the poorest 10 percent. Widening social and economic gaps are driving health inequities that successive governments have failed to Read more

Expect legal action when assisted dying act comes into force

Monday, August 9th, 2021
assisted dying

New Zealand health officials are expecting legal action when the new End of Life Choice Act comes into force on 7 November this year. Ministry of Health officials have highlighted “complex and sensitive elements” to the End of Life Choice Act and incoming assisted dying regime in a briefing paper to Health Minister Andrew Little. Read more