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Oped on Unmet Care - By Andrew Little

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 04:38 PM
A young Palmerston North man died of melanoma this month because he couldn’t afford to go to his GP. Worried about a mole that changed colour, Kurt Seddon instead belatedly went to his Hospital’s Emergency Department where the cancer was not diagnosed. Read more...

Synchrotron a trans-Tasman success story

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 04:34 PM
Science researchers on both sides of the Tasman are benefitting from the Australian Synchrotron facility, visited today by Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith. “As foundation investors in the Australian Synchrotron, we have given New Zealand ... Read more...

National’s Underfunding of St John Woeful

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 04:05 PM
The National government’s lack of support for St John is putting lives at risk, says New Zealand First Health Spokesperson Barbara Stewart. Read more...

National Continuing to Look After Its Own

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 03:16 PM
The National Party looks after its own – long after they have left Parliament as has been seen again with the appointment of Simon Upton as the new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member ... Read more...

Who’s Telling Porkies?

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 02:12 PM
Minister of Police Paula Bennett is either telling porkies or she can’t handle her portfolio, says New Zealand First Police Spokesperson Ron Mark. Read more...

Family violence pilot helps over 24,000 people

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:35 AM
The Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has helped over 24,000 people through the development of more than 8,000 family safety plans, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. Read more...

Green’s rivers tour goes to Manawatū

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:26 AM
When: Wednesday, 29 March 2017. Water testing will take place from 2 p.m – 3 p.m. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. Read more...

Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:13 AM
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. Read more...

Extension of report-back date for Havelock North Inquiry

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:53 AM
Extension of report-back date for Havelock North Drinking-Water Inquiry Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the ... Read more...

Case remains for inquiry into NZDF allegations

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:29 AM
A strong case remains for holding an independent inquiry into the allegations contained in the book Hit and Run, following yesterday’s press conference held by the NZ Defence Force (NZDF), the Green Party said today. “Without an inquiry there will ... Read more...
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