Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

DHB Election Facts and Stats

DHB Election Facts and Stats

“A total of 381 people have put their names forward for places on the 20 District Health Boards in the upcoming elections; ten more than in 2010,” says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

“I am advised candidate numbers per district range from 35 at Waitemata DHB down to 10 for South Canterbury DHB, which means there are enough candidates to hold an election in each district,” Mr Ryall says.

"That is important because DHBs are significant tax payer funded organisations and they account for most of the day–to–day business of the public health service. They employ nearly 60,000 staff nationwide. In many parts of New Zealand the local DHB is the biggest employer with the biggest revenue."

Mr Ryall says candidate numbers have increased at 8 DHBs, stayed the same at 5 DHBs and decreased at 7 DHBs.

“122 incumbent members are standing (117 elected; five appointed) which is close to a third of all candidates, and 85 percent of incumbent elected members are standing for re-election.

“More women are standing in this election compared to 2010. This year 43% of candidates are women compared with 41% in 2010,” Mr Ryall says.

DHB elections will be held 12 October. They are carried out under the Single Transferable Voting System on an at large basis (with the exception of Southern DHB, which has two constituencies). This means that voters get to express their preference for every candidate standing for their DHB.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How America’s Middle East Allies Are Poisoning The Ground Joe Biden Will Inherit

As even the US mainstream media has been reporting, the prime motive for the murder of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (by Israeli or Saudi operatives, or both) has been to poison the situation that the next US president will inherit. At best, there was only an outside chance that the incoming Biden administration and the outgoing liberal regime of Iranian PM Hassan Rouhani could have revived the Iran anti-nuclear deal that Rouhani had negotiated in 2015 with Barack Obama. Deliberately though, America’s allies have now made it impossible for Biden to pursue that option... More>>

 

New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels