Site Updates - beehive.govt.nz - 17 Jan 2013
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Better stroke care for Bay of Plenty
Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:15 PM PST
Ryall | Health
Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomes the
news that a dedicated stroke unit is opening at Tauranga
Hospital next week. “This is great news for the 300 Bay of
Plenty residents who suffer from a stroke each year,” says
Mr Ryall. “The unit will be led by a professor who
specialises in stroke care and has been recruited by the
district health board (DHB) from Britain. “Research shows
a dedicated stroke unit prevents many people from having a
more severe stroke and significantly improves a patient’s
recovery after a stroke. ...
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Arguably Reassuring: Inspector-General Finds GCSB "Arguably" Legal
Of the 88 individuals:
• 15 cases involving 22 individuals did not have any information intercepted by GCSB.
• another four cases involving five individuals were the subjects of a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service warrant and the GCSB assisted in the execution of the warrants. The Inspector-General is of the view that there were arguably no breaches and the law is unclear.
• the Bureau only provided technical assistance which did not involve interception of communications, involving three of the individuals, so no breach occurred.
• the remaining cases involved the collection of metadata, and the Inspector-General formed the view that there had arguably been no breach, noting once again that the law is unclear.