Auckland Council Manukau ward councillor Alf Filipaina was chairman of trust now in liquidation

Liquidators appointed to taxpayer-backed healthcare trust

Fri 1 Sep 2

Counties-Manukau DHB funded the trust to the tune of $1.26 million for the financial year 2015/16.

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman says the policy will be rolled out on July 1 next year, if National is re-elected

National promises $18 GP visits for more than half a million Kiwis

Mon 21 Aug 23

The policy will cost almost $400 million over four years.

Prime Minister Bill English made the health announcement this afternoon (photo: Jason Walls)

National reveals $100m spend for mental health package

Mon 14 Aug 11

Amy Adams says the government has brought together ministers, their agencies and experts to deliver a “cross-government approach” to mental health and to allocate the fund.


Alison Holcomb campaigned cannabis laws were used for discrimination and segregation

Potted history of Washington State points to legalisation positives

Thu 6 Jul 3

Better police resources and increased tax take among the benefits of binning pot ban.

FEMINIST FLAP: Prime Minister Bill English

Order Paper: Good intentions, political correctness and social investment

Fri 26 May

An obsession with getting warm, sticky words right is clouding actual delivery of services.

The Opportunities Party's Gareth Morgan

Opportunities Party smokes political rivals in poll

Mon 22 May 7

Mr Morgan's pot policy proves more popular than his previous impersonation of the typical Twitter user.


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