When Jenny Shipley was appointed health minister in the previous National government, she confidently told Parliament she would be judged on hospital waiting lists.
This was unwise, because the waiting lists didn't improve and she was indeed judged, loudly and often, by the Labour Party.
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Labour Party tried to find out in Parliament today how much money was going to be allocated for the new Whanau Ora social services scheme but it was told to wait for the May 20 budget.
Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - Families using the new Whanua Ora social services system will have to accept it is based on the Maori way of doing things, Prime Minister John Key says.
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - A campaign focused on preventing child abuse is not the way to go, Children's Commissioner John Angus said today, in sharp contrast to his predecessor's position.
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