EDITORIAL

Consider what you may do or achieve in the last seven years of your life - be it travel, writing letters to the newspaper or spending time with grandchildren. These years are likely to be denied your Māori neighbours.

Maori life expectancy is still seven years below non-Maori and Maori fared worse in nearly every area of healthcare from cancer rates to child hospital admissions and access to health services.

The latest call for action about this appalling inequity is the release this week from the Waitangi Tribunal of Hauora: Report on Stage One of the Health Services and

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