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On 1 July 2022, Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand replaced New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards as the overarching government agency responsible for health services across New Zealand, from the healthcare delivered in communities, through to national healthcare services.

This means our District Health Boards no longer exist.

The information on our website is being progressively updated to include relevant Health New Zealand information.

DHBs must work to improve, promote and protect the health of the people living in the areas they cover and take the lead in planning, funding and providing public health services for them, regardless of where their services are provided.

Disability support services and some health services are funded and purchased nationally by the Ministry of Health.You can more of an explanation of the function of DHBs at the Ministry of Health Website.

Wairarapa District Health Board has an executive leadership team. It employs around 700 staff (full-time and part-time) and services a population of 41000.

For information about the board members of the Wairarapa DHB follow this link.