Our DHBs need emergency treatment – Editorial One

Issue 419, July 15, 2019 Health Minister David Clark has done well to announce an immediate injection of $14.6 million to upgrade facilities and services at the South Auckland based Middlemore Hospital. The additional investment, which will be self-funded by the Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) will provide for new Acute Dialysis and Cardiac Service equipment and staff to…

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Key warns capital move would mean 20% GDP cut

Thomas Coughlan John Key warns the Reserve Bank’s proposed capital increase would cut GDP by collective 20% in the long term. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describes the forecast as ‘rhetoric’ and points to official inquiries into ANZ’s governance failures. ANZ has forecast a total fall in today’s money terms of 20% of GDP if the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) goes ahead with its…

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Labour MP elevated in Cabinet reshuffle

Priyanca Radhakrishnan I am honoured to be appointed by the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern to serve our diverse communities as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities. The Coalition government is committed to improving the wellbeing of our diverse ethnic communities across Aotearoa. I look forward to working more closely with the Ethnic Communities Minister in…

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Australian press freedom in peril: Should we worry? – Editorial Two

Issue 417, June 15, 2019 Last week’s police raid on some sections of the Australian media has become an issue of concern to the veterans in the industry. Stalwarts say that the government’s claim that the ABC, The Australian and others breached national security in publishing sensitive reports has been discounted. Should we worry in New Zealand- that our freedom…

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