Parliamentary staff dispute settlement details released

Jane Patterson Wellington, June 10, 2019 Details of hush money paid out to parliamentary staffers to secretly settle employment disputes with MPs have been revealed to RNZ. In a highly unusual move, Parliamentary Service has released a year-by-year breakdown of pay-outs which are usually accompanied by gagging clauses, revealing 15 staff were paid more than $180,000 since 2012. This practice…

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Flu Vaccine stock runs low as demand peaks

Farah Hancock Auckland, June 10, 2019 Are free flu shots targeted to the right people? School children, sometimes described as walking ‘petri dishes,’ might be a double-whammy win for influenza reduction.  As Australia suffers a terrible season of influenza which has already killed more than 100 people, news broke New Zealand has a vaccine shortage. Last year, 1.3 million doses of the influenza vaccine…

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