New Zealand is likely to miss a key milestone in its Smokefree 2025 target, a new Ministry of Health report has revealed. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Thursday’s nurses strike was “unprecedented” in modern New Zealand history and more industrial action could be on the way, reports Thomas Coughlan.
Health Minister David Clark says there is no more money on the table for nurses after the end of the first day of strike action, having defended his absence in the lead-up to industrial action.
Voting on a new pay deal for nurses will begin on Tuesday and run until next Monday. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has recommended to its members that they accept the deal.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has lifted its strike notice for July 5 after a revised offer from DHBs. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Tackling obesity, especially amongst children, has proven difficult for successive governments. With the current Government still deciding on its approach, officials have thrown out some ideas. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
A pay equity settlement worth $173.5 million has been reached with mental health and addiction support workers. Thomas Coughlan reports.
National MPs have called on Health Minister David Clark to show whether the Government's health spending meets even his own expectations.
Nurses and teachers are pushing the Labour Government for massive pay increases, but the Government is rejecting their claims on the grounds of being fiscally responsible -- for now. Thomas Coughlan reports.
A meth testing bombshell shook the real estate industry, a leaked MPI report uncovered under-reporting of almost 3,000 tonnes of Southern Blue Whiting fishing, Heather Simpson returned to the heart of the Government's reform plans, Donald Trump re-escalated his trade war with China and the Eurozone debt crisis returned with a vengeance overnight.