Health Minister David Clark has announced that the new Dunedin hospital will be partially be built on the site of the old Cadbury factory.
In a pre-Budget speech Jacinda Ardern took her critics head on, telling the crowd of business leaders that flagging business confidence didn’t match reality, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government has given a strong indication that funding for pay equity agreements will be included in the upcoming Budget, due to be delivered on May 17.
Health Minister David Clark will announce the site for the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital this week. Clark will make the announcement on Friday in Dunedin.
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Over 19 percent of hospital assets are in poor or very poor condition, according to a Treasury report. The problem is most acute in the South Island, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Minister of Health, David Clark told Newsroom that he expects the food and beverage industry to voluntarily reduce the amount of sugar in their products, but anti-sugary drinks campaigner Dr Gerhard Sundborn doubts the industry will go far enough. Thomas Coughlan reports
In today's email we asked whether the economy is getting closer to its increasingly hard to define "speed limit".
The verdict on the tempting idea of a sugar tax is coming in. They don't work as well as many hoped. So the Government wants to nudge the industry to voluntarily cutting the sugar content of food and drink, but may use the stick of regulation if necessary. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The nation's politicians are about to debate two different types of cannabis reform. Thomas Coughlan explains where they both sit on the reform spectrum and details their pros and cons.