The Network focusses its advocacy on our vision of healthy rural communities. We are committed to listening, questioning, analysing and responding to the issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of rural general practice, rural hospitals and most importantly, rural communities.

Our reputation as a credible, solution focused voice of rural health networks provides a strong platform for our discussions with Government and the highest levels of the Ministries of Health; Immigration; Business Innovation and Employment.

We encourage you to read about our advocacy on issues that are important to the health of rural New Zealanders and invite you to check in here to have your say on work we are doing, or tell us about issues of concern to you.

Have your say

Please use the form below to share your thoughts with us on the work we are doing or raise any issues of concern to you related to the rural health sector.

Rural Health Networks Government

Rural Health Position Papers and Reports

The following papers listed are yet to be made available

Submissions and Consultations

  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception, September 2020
  • Primary Maternity S88 Review, November 2020
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, December 2019
  • Health and Disability System Review, May 2019

Other Rural Health Advocacy Papers


Advisory Groups

  • General Practice Leaders Forum (GPLF)
  • MOH Workforce Directorate Working Group
  • National Rural Health Advisory Group (NRHAG)
  • PRIME Working Group