The bare-faced cheek of politicians is again spectacularly demonstrated by National's Maureen Pugh (Greymouth Star, 8 March) in her attack on the new government regarding lack of action on the long-awaited Westport health facility.
Several years ago interest on loans cost the DHBs well over $100 million a year. No doubt it has increased substantially since then.
Health Minister David Clark's appointing a committee to advise on, "the general direction of the health sector" and "how to improve relationships within the health sector", recalls Judge Mick Brown's definition; "Committees are alleyways down which good ideas are lured and strangled".
Published: 21 February 2018
How many people know that in just a couple of decades around 100 public hospitals (mostly in rural areas) were closed under governments of both varieties?
Published: 24 January 2018
Monday’s “Have Your Say” consultation on the Regional Land Transport Plan at the Northland Regional Council headquarters was an unmitigated disaster.
Published: 16 January 2018
While one does not wish to pre-judge a new government in its early days the evasion of questions I have so far put to various ministers does not auger well.
While one does not wish to pre-judge a new government in its early days the evasion of questions I have so far put to various minis...
Published: 29 November 2017