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Care Agency Calls For Think Tank On Elderly Care

Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - A private care provider is calling for a national think tank to identify the best ways to ensure elderly are adequately cared for as the population of that demographic grows.

Unions And MPs Hit Out At Govt Directive To RNZ

Unions And MPs Hit Out At Govt Directive To RNZ
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A cost-cutting directive from the Government to Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has been taken by unions and opposition MPs as political interference and a blow to the public broadcaster's ability to maintain standards and independence.

Unions Angry Over Coleman's "Interference" At Radio NZ

Unions Angry Over Coleman's "Interference" At Radio NZ
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Unions have come out swinging over what they see as "unacceptable interference" by the Government in the running of public broadcaster Radio New Zealand.

Angry ACC Protesters Return

Angry ACC Protesters Return
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff used an ACC protest today to warn Australian-owned insurance companies against investing in the scheme here should it become opened for privatisation.

Prison Staff Protest Privatisation Move

Prison Staff Protest Privatisation Move
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Prison guards who don't want to work in private jails won't have to, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says. A burgeoning prison population meant prison guards would be in demand, she told reporters today following a protest this morning.

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Cutting the salaries of public service chief executives would create a domino effect for other public servants, State Services Minister Tony Ryall says.

Protections In Place For Ports Of Auckland

Protections In Place For Ports Of Auckland
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Government has confirmed the new Auckland super city council won't have to hold a referendum about any potential sale of Ports of Auckland, but has put other protections in place.

Residential School For Troubled Kids To Be Closed

Residential School For Troubled Kids To Be Closed
Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Auckland's Waimokoia Residential School for troubled children is to close, Education Minister Anne Tolley said today. The school with 35 students caters for seven to 13-year-olds with severe behavioural issues.

Praise For Health Shake-up Despite Job Losses

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - The health sector has welcomed significant changes to health administration although up to 500 jobs will be lost in the ministry and district health boards (DHBs).

National Health Boards Welcomed, Job Losses Not

Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - The creation of a National Health Board has been well received, despite concern about the predicted 500 job losses it will cause.

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