Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Taranaki Health Bosses Give Minister The Fingers

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,
MONDAY 9 APRIL 2001

“TARANAKI HEALTH BOSSES GIVE HEALTH MINISTER THE FINGERS; PROMISING AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE FUTURE”

“Health bosses at the Taranaki District Health Board have given Health Minister Annette King the fingers over their privatisation of anaesthetic services,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was referred to the article in the Taranaki Daily News today.

“While Mrs King states that she only approved it reluctantly believing she had no option, her own appointee as board chairperson Hayden Wano is openly glorifying the privatisation claiming it is the best thing since sliced bread. And yet he knows that the Minister is highly embarrassed in a government openly opposed to privatisation.”

“Mrs King has also instructed that this privatisation is one-off and not to set a precedent. But Taranaki DHB chief executive John O’Neill is defiantly suggesting that there should be more privatisation around the corner.”

“This fetish of both health bosses to give the Health Minister the fingers suggests that they would have budding careers as Australian rugby league players. They certainly know how to make it hurt.”

“John Cleese or Rowan Atkinson could write a wonderful comedy out of this farce,” concluded Mr Powell.

Ian Powell
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For further information please contact:
04 499.1271 work

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>

ALSO:

Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election