Health Headlines

This weekend on The Nation: Pharmac, Health, Cannabis

Press Release – TV3’s ‘The Nation’

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced a funding boost for Pharmac this week, to go towards a melonoma drug. So has the Government caved to public pressure? And with critics saying health funding is dropping in real terms, is the sector being … Read more »

Questions & Answers – 5 May 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. RON MARK (Deputy LeaderNZ First) to the Minister for Land Information : Why is her Government planning to hike Overseas Investment Office application fees? Read more »

Questions & Answers – 4 May 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Parliament celebrates 10 years of NZ Sign Language

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is used by more than 20,000 Kiwis. It is 10 years since NZSL became an official language with the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Bill in April 2006. To celebrate the decade and NZSL week from the 9 to 15 May, Parliament … Read more »

New ‘i-belt’ invention a breakthrough for Deaf community

Press Release – Auckland Deaf Society

A new prototype device unveiled at an international engineering design competition held in Auckland not only helps Deaf people in emergency situations but also in their everyday life. Read more »

Parliament Rejects Debate on End of Life Choice Bill

Press Release – Right To Life

Right to Life commends those National MPs who in defence of life on Wednesday, opposed a motion of Act Party Leader,David Seymour, to allow his End of Life Choice Bill to be debated. His motion was that his bill be debated on the day following the tabling … Read more »

In Focus: 6 May 2016

Column – Jo Goodhew

Busy recess fortnight It has been a busy fortnight or so in the Rangitata Electorate. With Parliament in recess it was a great opportunity to be out and about. A little over two weeks ago I was delighted to have the opportunity to open the new Community … Read more »

TPPA Treaty clause not a breach, Tribunal says

Press Release – Waitangi Tribunal

The Treaty of Waitangi clause in the TPPA should provide a reasonable degree of protection to Mori interests, the Waitangi Tribunal has found. Read more »

DHB initiates legal proceedings regarding hospital plumbing

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

MSC Urges Caution For Duck Hunters During Opening Weekend

Press Release – NZ Mountain Safety Council

Opening weekend is rapidly approaching giving duck hunters cause for celebration. There is a festive atmosphere leading some to forget, or disregard the basics said Mountain Safety Council CEO, Mike Daisley. “Following the firearms safety code … Read more »

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