Health System reform resonates labour ideology

Peter Dunne Wellington, April 22, 2021 Health Minister Andrew Little: New National Authority in the making At first glance, there is a strong back to the future flavour to the government’s just announced health sector reforms. National in the 1990s abolished elected area health boards and replaced them with a single national Health Funding Authority, supported by four Regional Health…

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Short Bengali film impresses with Awards and Nominations

‘Abhinetri’ goes places with its powerful story Preeta VyasAuckland, April 22, 2021                        Bikram Banerjee and Swastika Ganguly in a scene from Abhinetri It is gratifying that Euphoria Entertainment Inc New Zealand has won multiple awards and nominations at numerous international film festivals for its Bengali short film ‘Abhinetri.’ It was…

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Fiji escalates measures to contain spread of Covid-19

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 22, 2021 The Fijian government has gone into stringent lockdown mode after three cases of Covid-19 were found within the community. Permanent Secretary to the Health Ministry James Fong told a media conference today that while the lockdown was in place, all international flights would be suspended from midnight. “Fijians in need of urgent medical attention…

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