Health Benefits Limited Board appointments
Hon Tony Ryall
Minister of Health
Health Benefits Limited Board
Three directors have been reappointed to
the Board of Health Benefits Ltd (HBL).
They are Chair Ted
van Arkel, Deputy Chair Dr Lester Levy and director Chris
Fleming (CEO Nelson Marlborough DHB).
Murray Georgel has
been appointed as director replacing Tracey Adamson who
retired in April. Murray Georgel is the CEO of Mid-Central
Paula Rebstock is retiring from the Board and the
Government thanks her for her contribution
Ltd was established in 2010 to help the 20 district health
boards save money by reducing their administrative, support
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>