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Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying

Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - A lack of interest in the Health Ministry's top job shows concerns about the Government's direction for the sector, Labour and the Greens say. However the Government says it is just a matter of getting the right person for the job.

Health Ministry Announces Job Cuts

Health Ministry Announces Job Cuts
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - One hundred and thirty jobs are proposed to be cut at the Health Ministry, Director-General of Health Stephen McKernan said today.

Health Ministry Staff Expected To Be Told Of Job Cuts Today

Health Ministry Staff Expected To Be Told Of Job Cuts Today
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Health Ministry staff expect to be told of job cuts today. In October, Health Minister Tony Ryall said up to 500 jobs would go across the ministry and district health boards (DHBs).

Director-General Of Health Says He Was Not Pushed

Director-General Of Health Says He Was Not Pushed
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - The outgoing Director-General of Health, Stephen McKernan, says he is not being pushed from his job.

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.

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has described as "dumb and hypocritical" a suggestion by Labour leader Phil Goff that public service chief executives' salaries should be capped.

Some Large Pay Increases For Civil Servants Ahead Of Recession

Some Large Pay Increases For Civil Servants Ahead Of Recession
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Most top public servants received substantial pay rises ahead of the world recession bringing down a veil of austerity, State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie said today.

Doctor's Research Blames Mercury Fillings For Ill Health

Wellington, May 13 NZPA - A Whangarei doctor says his studies of hundreds of patients show that mercury amalgam fillings in people's teeth could be responsible for a lot of unexplained illnesses.

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Finding ways of giving doctors and nurses more say in the health system is one of the aims of a ministerial group set up to review health spending.

Criticism Of Decision To Scrap Conference

Criticism Of Decision To Scrap Conference
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - The Government is being accused of forcing the canning of a major health conference for political reasons, but Health Minister Tony Ryall says the decision was about the best use of money.

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