A recording of the webinar is now available to watch here

To help members and rural stakeholders inform their vote, spokespeople from the four biggest political parties took part in the Rural Health Political Panel Webinar, convened by the Rural General Practice Network (the Network) and Mobile Health to address the crisis facing rural health and inequitable health outcomes for rural people, especially Māori. 

The focus of the webinar was to give each Party the opportunity to respond to the Network’s Rural Health Election Manifesto and its three focus areas: workforce development, sustainable funding, and digital/connectivity.

There was a positive consensus from all four parties that rural health is important, and all indicated commitment to a rural health plan.  Read the full press release. 

Panellists includes:

  • Labour Party: Hon Chris Hipkins
  • National Party: Dr Shane Reti
  • Green Party: Hon Julie Anne Genter 
  • NZ First Party: Jenny Marcroft