'NZ 35th in pandemic preparedness', Elspeth McLean, Otago Daily Times, 16 February 2020.
'The Health of the People', Brian Easton, Pundit, 1 January 2020.
'Epidemics expose public health failures', Charlotte Paul, Newsroom, 18 December 2019.
'Professor David Skegg takes on our health system', Standing Room only, Radio New Zealand, 15 December 2019 (audio, 31'27'').
'Up to no good', Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times, 19 August 2019.
'Public vs private health interests', Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 25(3) p.41, April 2019.
'Urgency Called on Water Reform', Water Journal, Issue 209 pp.32-33, May/June 2019.
'Public health priorities?', Barbara Brookes, Corpus NZ, 6 May 2019.
'Health crisis - What will it take to break through?', Boyd Swinburn, NZ Herald, 3 May 2019.
'NZ’s deadly public health battle', Newsroom, 16 April 2019.
'Public health body’s shameful demise', New Zealand Doctor, 4 April 2019.
'Another e-coli outbreak', The Panel, Radio New Zealand, 10 April 2019 (audio, 9'11'').
'NZ moving 'fatally slow' to combat bowel cancer - Sir David Skegg', Newshub Nation, 30 March 2019.
'Time to re-examine Ministry of Health’s function', Otago Daily Times, 27 March 2019.
'Skegg contributes to discussion on NZ's lack of asbestos management plans', Stuff, 17 March 2019.
'Book reveals tobacco industry leagued with boozemakers to kill New Zealand's Public Health Commission', Stuff, 17 March 2019.
'Sir David Skegg: national leadership on public health needed', Radio New Zealand, 6 March 2019.
'Poor leadership to blame for declining public health', Radio New Zealand, 5 March 2019.
'What are the fundamental ingredients
of public health success?
There is no shortage, one might
think, of experience to draw on,
given the great variety of public
health systems around the world.
However, I know of few scholarly
accounts of what works well
and what does not.
The Health of the People is a
book that helps to fill the gap. It is
a concise and passionately argued
account of the rise and fall of the
New Zealand Public Health
Commission (PHC) written by
the man who was chair of the
board of the commission, Professor
Sir David Skegg.'
– Alistair Woodward, PhD, MB, American Journal of Public Health, Vol 110, No.6, June 2020.
'Professor Sir David Skegg provides the devastatingly clear view of the past that only an educated participant in its history can provide, and he doesn’t hold back in his criticism ... Skegg explains what public health does and why it is important, then goes on to look at various issues in an interesting and hard-hitting manner.'
– Professor Frank Frizelle, New Zealand Medical Journal, 132: 1506, 29 November 2019.