The National Party says the situation at the country's District Health Boards is not sustainable and something has to give.
Canterbury District Health Board is closing in on a $100 million projected deficit for the current financial year.
With only four months left in the current financial year, just 12 of the country's 20 district health boards have had their financial plans signed off by Health Minister David Clark.
Waikato DHB has suddenly put a stop to hiring a new chief executive due to "challenges" facing the board.
The ministry is using population figures from the 2013 Census to work out funding for the cash-strapped DHBs because 2018 Census data is not yet available.
The embattled Counties Manukau District Health Board has revealed it's facing a projected deficit of $53.5 million for the current financial year.
A nationwide suicide prevention group will lay a complaint to the Canterbury District Health Board after a woman tried to jump off a bridge twice in two hours.
Health Minister David Clark has warned district health boards to tighten their belts or face the prospect of someone else doing it for them if their financial performance doesn't pick up.
Sixteen people died as a result of unintended, unexpected or unplanned events and mental health-related incidents in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area in the latest reporting period.
The Auckland District Health Board is the latest to join the growing list of DHBs wanting a crack down on booze.