Kia ora,


My name is Grant Brookes. I'm standing for election to Capital & Coast District Health Board.


The most trusted profession have put their trust in me, electing me President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Now I'm asking you to put me at the top of your list of DHB candidates this October.


I am committed to:


  • Fences at the top of the cliff, not ambulances below
  • Reversing the decline in our health funding
  • Money for health improvement, not CEO pay rises
  • Putting the "care" back into Aged Care
  • Whānau Ora – family well-being for all

  • Having stood for the Board in 2013 and narrowly missed out, I now aim to become part of a fresh, like-minded team with the energy to meet today's health challenges.


    You can find out more About me and My priorities by clicking on the links, or by contacting me on 021 053 2973, or emailing grant_brookes at paradise dot net dot nz.




    About me

    Candidate profile statement 

    Twenty years’ nursing – 13 at Wellington Hospital – taught me the realities of care at the bedside and in our community. As the elected President of the NZ Nurses Organisation, I now have national oversight, too. 

    For people to live well, get well and stay well, we need fences at the top of the cliff, not ambulances below. 

    Yet prevention and primary health care are often the first casualty of cuts, so we must also reverse the decline in health funding. That money should go to improving health, not CEO pay rises. 

    I want to put the “care” back into Aged Care. As a parent, I know health grows from whānau ora – family well-being. I support partnerships with Māori. 

    Health is my sole focus, not a sideline. Individuals don't make change alone, but as part of a like-minded team I believe I can make a difference.


    Tauākī kaitono

    Nā āku tau 20 hei kainēhi – 13 tau ki te Hohipera o Pōneke – ka waia au ki ngā āhuatanga manaaki tūroro ki te taha moenga, ki te hāpori anō hoki. Ā, nā tāku tūnga Perehitini nei ka whānuitia kētia tāku titiro ā-motu.

    Ki te piki te ora, te noho ora raini te tangata me whakatūtū tāepa tātou ki ngā tūpari, kaua ko ngā waka tūroro kei raro rā.

    Ko te taupā ora me te hauora matua ngā wāhanga kua tapahia tuatahitia i te pūtea, me whakakorengia tātou i tērā mahi kino. Me tohaina taua pūtea hei hāpai i te hauora, kaua ko te hiki i te utu o ngā Kaiwhakahaere Matua.

    E hiahia ana au ki te whakahoki i te wairua manaaki ki te mahi Tiaki Kaumātua. He pāpā ahau nā reira e mōhio ana au ka tupu ake te hauora mai i te whānau – whānau ora. Ka tautoko au i te mahi ngātahi me te iwi Māori.

    Kare e kore ko te hauora tāku pū aronga. E kore taea te tangata kotahi i ngā mahi katoa. Engari mā tini, mā mano ka tata au, tātou katoa, te oti i ngā mahi.