Health: Ko te ora roa, ko te hari

We look at issues in a holistic way, acknowledging that all aspects of life – housing, jobs, health and education are inter-related and connected. We want what whānau want – to achieve total wellbeing.

The Māori Party will:

  • Introduce free GP visits and dental care (including after hours and weekends) for those under 18 years of age.
  • Introduce free annual medical and dental visit for over 55.
  • Increase in the number of mobile health clinics in rural communities.
  • Resurrect the Drinking Water Supply Fund, and delegate Te Puni Kōkiri to support 63 rural, isolated Māori communities to gain access to a drinkable water supply.
  • Increase in kaupapa Māori services: Drug and alcohol residential treatment centres and community-based programmes; Mental health residential centres and community-based programmes; Hospice facilities, homecare services and programmes to support terminally ill patients and their whānau.
  • Provide more funding for specialist services, treatment and support for those affected by sexual violence and abuse.
  • Provide more funding to frontline services such as Women’s Refuge to address the increasing demand for family violence services.
  • Subsidise power bills by 50% for households whose members have rheumatic fever.
  • Expand Oranga Rangatahi – the Rangatahi Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • Obliterate all synthetic cannabis and other psychoactive substances from our communities.
  • Increase the numbers of respite care beds for P addicts in kaupapa-led A and D facilities.
  • Establish a moratorium on new liquor outlets and gaming machines in the community.
  • Remove GST off fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and milk.
  • Reduce the supply and import of tobacco products commensurate with the decrease in demand for those tobacco products.
  • Heavily subsidise e-cigarettes and other vaping products.

Read our full health policy

Authorised by Susan Cullen, 5 Gala Street, Waihōpai