Nationwide Health & Disability Service

Advocacy Services South Island 0800 555 050 e-mail By Law everyone receiving a health or disability service has the protection of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. An independent Commissioner, Ron Paterson, promotes and protects these rights. Independent Advocates will help people make sure that their rights are respected. To contact … Continued

Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner’s Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation in New Zealand. The Act sets out 12 privacy principles that guide how personal information can be … Continued

Canterbury District Health Board ( CDHB )

The Canterbury DHB was created January 1st 2001 as part of the government’s health reforms and is responsible for government funded health and disability services in the Canterbury area and runs the public hospitals in the region. It is working with other health providers to promote ‘wellness’ in our community. Their Board meetings are open … Continued

Official Information

The Official Information Act 1982 allows people to request access to information held by: Ministers of the Crown, Government Departments and organisations, State-owned Enterprises, Crown Health Enterprises, Educational Institutions, including Boards of Trustees. This website provides free public access to up-to-date unofficial versions of New Zealand Acts (Acts of Parliament), Bills (proposed Acts), and Regulations … Continued