Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Health Board Nominations Close - Govt

Nominations for health boards close at 5pm tomorrow (Friday), Health Minister Annette King says.

"There has been a steady stream of nominations. While they have not yet been counted it appears the public has responded positively to the opportunity to get involved in decision making.

"The Ministry of Health and the Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit will now analyse the nominations and present me with a proposed shortlist.

"Once I have agreed upon the shortlist officials will undertake interviews on behalf of Ministers before providing me with recommendations.

"After consultation with my Cabinet colleagues, extra directors will then be appointed to the boards of existing Hospital and Health Services.

"This is the first step towards district health boards," Mrs King said.

The new directors are expected to assume their roles in May.


Please note: No further details on the nominations are known at this stage. A further media release will be distributed next week as soon as further details are known.

For further information ring John Harvey, 04 471 9305

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news