Coleman refuses to take responsibility for hospitals rot

Jane Patterson RNZ, Wellington, April 12, 2018 Outgoing National MP Jonathan Coleman is defending his record as Health Minister, while debate rages on about funding for public services. Dr Coleman delivered his valedictory speech to Parliament yesterday as he prepared to take up a job heading the private health provide Acurity. The coalition government is softening up the electorate for…

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MPs off on a tour of Singapore and Europe

Trevor Mallard Wellington, April 12, 2018 Strengthening established relationships and forging new ones, while advocating for enhanced trade ties is the focus of a delegation led by the Speaker Trevor Mallard. The delegation, which left Auckland yesterday includes Amy Adams (National), Jacqui Dean (National), Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP (National) and Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP (Labour). The delegation will be engaging in…

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Spiritual Leader to demonstrate practice of Kriya Yoga

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 11, 2018 A renowned Spiritual Leader and a Master in the practice of Kriya Yoga will demonstrate this important posture in Auckland later this month. Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, Head of Kriya Yoga International will address enthusiasts at Blockhouse Bay Boat Club located at Endeavour Street, Blockhouse Bay in Auckland on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 7 pm…

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University of Auckland receives high American honour

Supplied Content Auckland, April 11, 2018 Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been honoured with one of the highest international accolades in her field. Professor Tawhai was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for her outstanding contributions to the development and use of computational…

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Impact of culture on migration needs closer analysis

Dainis Ignatans Huddersfield, United Kingdom I am an immigrant. Many people worry about those like me, and those from other countries who might follow in my footsteps. Bold newspaper headlines either blame immigrants for a whole host of issues or portray them as saintly helpers in the struggle for economic well-being. Political parties use immigration policies as key selling points,…

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