As consultation into New Zealand's first set of health research priorities continues, meeting dates with people from Māori, Pacific and disabled communities have been set for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. To register your interest in attending a meeting, please contact Dr Alexandra Boyle at aboyle@hrc.govt.nz - if the cost of travel to attend a meeting is a concern, please let us know.

In Auckland, meetings are being held at the Quality Hotel, 10-20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, on:

  • Thursday 4 October, 9am – 11am with the Māori community 
  • Thursday 4 October, 11.30am 1.30pm with the disabled community and disability sector (a Sign Language interpreter will be present)
  • Thursday 4 October, 2.30pm 4.30pm with the Pacific community

In Wellington at the Ministry of Health, 133 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, on:

  • Tuesday 9 October, 10am – 12pm with the disabled community and disability sector (a Sign Language interpreter will be present)
  • Tuesday 9 October, 2pm – 4pm with the Pacific community
  • Wednesday 10 October, 9am – 11am with the Māori community

In Christchurch at The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue, on:

  • Monday 1 October, 10am – 12pm with the disabled community and disability sector (a Sign Language interpreter will be present)
  • Monday 1 October, 2pm – 4pm with the Pacific community
  • Tuesday 2 October, 9am – 11am with the Māori community

In Dunedin at Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, on:

  • Monday 8 October, 11am – 1pm with the Māori community
  • Monday 8 October, 2.30pm – 4.30pm with the Pacific community
  • Tuesday 9 October, 9.30am – 11.30am with the disabled community and disability sector (a Sign Language interpreter will be present).

Input is being sought on the draft Strategic Investment Areas that will form the overarching 'framework' for the health research priorities. Stakeholders are also being asked to suggest priorities that might sit within this framework.

This consultation is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). All the background information you need about the consultation and prioritisation process is available here

Online consultation remains open until 5pm on Friday 12 October.