Ministerial Review

New Zealand’s spending on health is growing faster than our economy, and faster than it is in many other countries – but will the government’s new plan for change really deliver more for less? Highly unlikely

Health Minister Tony Ryall’s rhetoric has been extremely seductive: let’s shrink the back-office to put more resources on the frontline, where the patients meet the doctors.

The Ministerial Review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 points to a new way forward. Who are the winners from it, and who are the losers?

There is no doubt about what is the greatest casualty of the just released Ministerial Review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.