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From time to time MidCentral District Health Board engages and/or consults with the public on significant projects and issues facing the district.


Locality Planning | Consumer Council


Locality Planning

The health and support needs of our communities are changing and we are committed to moving with them.

Every day in our communities, people come to health services for help with a range of health issues. Many factors also impact our health and wellbeing including housing, jobs, transport and income. Those of us in rural communities will also have different health needs and priorities than those of us in urban areas.

Five territorial local authority districts are covered by MidCentral DHB and we are engaging with local communities to create a Health and Wellbeing Plan for each of these areas. Plans for Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otaki and Tararua have already been completed (click on the links below to see the final plans) and the Community Engagement process is just beginning for Palmerston North. 

Palmerston North Community Engagement is currently underway. For further information on ways you can get involved please go to our Locality Planning page. A survey is also available: 

Newsletters for each area have been produced during the Locality Planning process and back issues are available for download.




Consumer Council

The funding, planning and delivery of health and disability support services requires a wide range of skills and expertise.  MidCentral DHB wants to ensure there is a strong, vibrant and active consumer voice included in the coproduction of healthcare services to achieve the best possible outcomes with a patient centred approach.  It is seeking individuals to join the Consumer Council with a strong passion and interest in the health and wellbeing of our local communities.
Applications open Friday, June 29, and will run until July 20. Shortlisting will occur from 23-28 July, with candidate interviews to follow.
More information about the Consumer Council is provided in the Information Booklets below.
Important Links:
For guidance or additional support with submitting an application please contact:

Kate Matthews
MidCentral DHB
(06) 350 8928 


Public Engagement & Consultation

From time to time MidCentral District Health Board engages and/or consults with the public on significant projects and issues facing the district. This happens to gain public input into the Board’s decision making process.
Consultation is carried out in accordance with MidCentral DHB’s Consultation Policy.  


​Document Format

Most documents are available in Acrobat (PDF) format. Some documents are also available in other formats (doc, xls, html etc.) or as a printed version (hard copy). Please note, due to cost, a different format or printed version may not be available.

To request a different format or printed version, please contact the MidCentral District Health Board Communications Unit.

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