Changes to come following TDHB’s $23m deficit

The financial year for Taranaki District Health Board has closed with one of its worst deficits in recent history. In an emailed statement to Stuff reporter Stephanie Ockhuysen, Taranaki District Health Board Chief financial officer George Thomas said the deficit was down to an increase in staff wages, higher than expected ED presentations, treatment of... Continue Reading →

Teachers reject latest offer by Ministry of Education

Primary teachers and principals have overwhelmingly rejected the latest offers from the Ministry of Education to settle their collective agreements. NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart said the outcome indicated teachers and principals were united and resolute in their commitment to getting significantly improved pay, time and support for learning needs. “We will be... Continue Reading →

Hawera nurses strike action

Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants took to the streets of Hawera today striking for better pay and work conditions. The Taranaki District Health Board have released a notice asking people to save emergency departments for emergencies only during the duration of the strike. Related: We're not asking to be millionaires, says nurses.    Approximately 40... Continue Reading →

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