Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

Wrapping the weeks events: Labour’s CGT u-turn – a day of shame.

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Grasping the chance to do it better.

By Dr Susan St John

While CGT might have been a one-way ticket to oblivion for this government, the original problems that the Minister of Finance asked the TWG 2019 to address have not gone away. These are housing unaffordability and increased inequality, both of which are highly damaging to New Zealand’s future stability and prosperity.  

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What Would Jesus Say?

By Bryan Bruce

Last week, as you probably heard, the historic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris unfortunately caught fire.

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Resist Zionism – defend international law

By Leslie Bravery

With US President Trump’s rejoicing, Israel has re-elected Netanyahu for a fifth term. An Israeli public relations firm took credit for placing hidden cameras at polling stations on election day, successfully reducing the voter turnout in non-Jewish communities. Netanyahu’s Likud Party admitted that it was behind the deployment of a reported 1,200 hidden cameras. In a previous election in 2015, the Israeli Prime Minister published a video, warning that ‘Arabs’ were “voting in droves” with the help of left-wing organisations.

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MMP is to blame – not Jacinda

By Gerard Otto 

My theory is that Jacinda was correct to blame MMP, if blame must be placed anywhere.

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Farewell and Thanks to a Rangatira

By Professor Jane Kelsey 

Last Thursday at Mangamuka we buried Rua Rakena, a quiet revolutionary who had an extraordinary, but largely unsung, influence on Maori and Tiriti politics from the 1960s to the 1990s

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The rich will remain rich and the poor will remain poor.

By Bryan Bruce

That’s what you can take out of the Labour NZ First rejection of a Capital Gains Tax in any shape or form.

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There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By Mike Treen

What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the Green and Labour Parties don’t have any recognition of is that working people in New Zealand are radically overtaxed and deeply resent that. This is especially true when considered in relation to the benefits we are able to access through the public health, education, housing systems.

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If you think that the NZ Green Party (who are just as wedded to neoliberalism as Labour is) are your new political home, you are delusional

The moment for the Left when Jacinda Ardern walked the NZ Labour Party away from a Capital Gains Tax

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CGT dumped – Jacinda’s moment of political cowardice

Jacinda is great when you need hugs and smiles and warm snuggles, she’s crap when confronting neoliberalism.

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Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

Radio ratings are in and Magic Talk has become the 4th largest station.

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Green Party start their campaign to curtail free speech – the danger of Millennial micro aggression policing culture defining hate speech

This is the kind of middle class woke identity politics crap that only ends up alienating voters – climate change is an existential threat to our species and you want to waste time on limiting free speech?

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TDB – Top 10 Comedy Fest 2019 picks

The Comedy Fest is back and nothing helps give insight to where a culture presently is quite as perfectly as comedy. What is allowed to be joked about and what we consider humourless are all experimented upon in real time on a stage. There are at times nothing quite so dangerous as comedians.

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Unwilling To Disclose.

By Chris Trotter 

The suspicion arises that in 2014-2015, in some unspecified, possibly unlawful, and highly secretive way, the country’s national security apparatus was working hand-in-glove with senior elements within the police to silence and punish a couple of outspoken critics of the National-led 2008-2017 Coalition Government.

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Farewell and Thanks to a Rangatira

By   13 hours ago

Last Thursday at Mangamuka we buried Rua Rakena, a quiet revolutionary who had an extraordinary, but largely unsung, influence on Maori and Tiriti politics from the 1960s to the 1990s

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Grasping the chance to do it better.

By   13 hours ago

While CGT might have been a one-way ticket to oblivion for this government, the original problems that the Minister of Finance asked the TWG 2019 to address have not gone away. These are housing unaffordability and increased inequality, both of which are highly damaging to New Zealand’s future stability and prosperity.  

Read More →

There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By   2 days ago

What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the Green and Labour Parties don’t have any recognition of is that working people in New Zealand are radically overtaxed and deeply resent that. This is especially true when considered in relation to the benefits we are able to access through the public health, education, housing systems.

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Resist Zionism – defend international law

By   2 days ago

With US President Trump’s rejoicing, Israel has re-elected Netanyahu for a fifth term. An Israeli public relations firm took credit for placing hidden cameras at polling stations on election day, successfully reducing the voter turnout in non-Jewish communities. Netanyahu’s Likud Party admitted that it was behind the deployment of a reported 1,200 hidden cameras. In a previous election in 2015, the Israeli Prime Minister published a video, warning that ‘Arabs’ were “voting in droves” with the help of left-wing organisations.

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Brief statement from Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson

By   5 days ago

Dave Macpherson became an Elected Waikato DHB Board member after the DHB killed his son, he is TDBs mental health blogger.

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Indonesia’s political system has ‘failed minorities’ – like West Papuans

By   5 days ago

“Violence on post-Suharto Indonesia, from Aceh to West Papua, from Kalimantan to the Moluccas, is evidence that Java-centric nationalism is unable to distribute power fairly in an imagined Indonesia. It has created unnecessary paranoia and racism among Indonesian migrants in West Papua.” – Andreas Harsono

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Recognising Hate Speech When You See It.

By   6 days ago

In that universe, Ghahraman would be calming down her more zealous followers: warning them that unreasoning zealotry is always the problem – never the solution. She would also be reassuring them that New Zealand’s statute books already contain plenty of legal remedies against dangerously hateful expression.

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Dr Liz Gordon – The speed of school reform

By   7 days ago

Under the third Labour government, Roger Douglas ran a reform process of the Blitzkrieg variety.  Essentially the idea (which came from the Right in the US) was to carry out state sector reform (and destruction) so quickly and so seamlessly that it would take the public years to understand what had happened.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Why Extinction Rebellion are right

By   6 hours ago

…more and more people of conscience are willing to be arrested to force the climate change debate. If every person genuinely concerned about climate change joined Extinction Rebellion protests every weekend and shut down roads and clogged the judicial process with thousands of arrests, the Government would be forced out of their bullshit Carbon Neutral by 2050 complacency.

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The danger of the NZ Police mass surveillance state – we have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity

By   8 hours ago

38 years ago this year a young NZ anarchist punk blew himself up outside the new Police computer building fearing that the big brother state was looming.

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A new political party in the wake of the CGT betrayal & the Politics of Kindness vs the unCivil Service

By   11 hours ago

The explosion of rage at Labour’s betrayal can’t go anywhere because who else would they vote for? If a Party with the right leader could step up there might be a contest of ideas in 2020.

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Every MP who votes for Euthanasia will be branded suicide enablers

By   12 hours ago

Every MP who votes for this will be branded a suicide enabler and any time they attempt to speak on any social issue they should have their vote rammed down their throats. 

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If you think that the NZ Green Party (who are just as wedded to neoliberalism as Labour is) are your new political home, you are delusional

By   3 days ago

The truth that the NZ Left have to confront is that both Labour and the Greens don’t have the intellectual ability to counter neoliberal economics.

The question then becomes, what will the Left we do about that?  Will we continue to vote for parties who pay lip service or look to other political vehicles?

Those questions are now being asked. 

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The long fuse of Assange & Folau – why the woke hecklers veto could seed toxic rebellion

By   4 days ago

I believe one could argue that the Pride Parade Board, who turned last years pride parade of 30 000 attendees into a mere 2000 this year with their woke exclusion ideology caused far more damage to the rainbow community than an Instagram post by a rugby player.

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CGT dumped – Jacinda’s moment of political cowardice

By   4 days ago

Jacinda is great when you need hugs and smiles and warm snuggles, she’s crap when confronting neoliberalism.

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If the NZ Mass Surveillance State are finished with spying on Māori, Greenpeace, Green Party, MANA Party, Journalists, Bloggers, Social Justice Activists, Muslims and Earthquake survivors could they maybe give these gun fanatics a squiz?

By   4 days ago

…I’m not an expert in national security or the hunting for alpha predator white supremacist gun nuts, buuuuuuuuuuuuut don’t white males aged between 20-40 with semi-automatic weapons who decide to shoot those guns during the 2minute National moment of  silence in the wake of a white supremacist terror attack which mass murders and maims 100 Muslims kinda fall into a category that should investigated?

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Media Watch View All →

TVNZ current affairs upgrade

By   8 hours ago

As news from social media gets regularly denigrated with the same derision as smoking in cars with babies, the large broadcasters are starting to steer back towards journalism rather than light weight pap.

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Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

By   3 days ago

Radio ratings are in and Magic Talk has become the 4th largest station.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

By   3 days ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

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TWITTER WATCH: Labour Party MP bizarrely attacks media before Government look to clamp down on free speech

By   5 days ago

Which should make everyone feel terribly frightened about what exactly the Labour Government with their Green allies intend to actually do with the hate speech laws because if criticising Golriz is a short skip and a jump to being defined as hate speech, we are opening the gates of hell here.

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I hope I never piss Phil Quin off

By   6 days ago

The redefining of hate speech laws is a debate we desperately need to have because the hate speech is coming.

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The first Intelligence apologist propaganda hits the NZ MSM

By   1 week ago

If the SIS & GCSB can co-opt the reasoning of the woke for an enormous budget and surveillance power upgrade, our tiny wee country will finally have a deep state worthy of the name.   

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – Assange, ANZAC Day, Folau & Guns

By   1 week ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – Assange, ANZAC Day, Folau & Guns

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Why Hooton is half right, Liam Heir assures the Right they can go back to being arseholes and the less said about Kate Hawkesby the better

By   2 weeks ago

The right wing pundits are desperate to move the debate along because Jacinda led in a way that they can’t seriously counter and so would prefer to forget her extraordinary leadership by sullying it by suggesting immoral political expedience, the political ‘gravity’ returning pettiness to the agenda or personal aggrandisement ending the Government altogether.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – What Would Jesus Say?

By   12 hours ago

Last week, as you probably heard, the historic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris unfortunately caught fire.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – MMP is to blame – not Jacinda

By   13 hours ago

My theory is that Jacinda was correct to blame MMP, if blame must be placed anywhere.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Capital gains are the opioids of dying capitalism

By   3 days ago

The debate about the CGT is in full flow but it’s mainly hot air that ignores where capital gains come from in the first place.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Do we want a fairer society or not?

By   4 days ago

I’m really curious to know how you can have the politics of fairness based on the economics of selfishness.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The rich will remain rich and the poor will remain poor.

By   4 days ago

That’s what you can take out of the Labour NZ First rejection of a Capital Gains Tax in any shape or form.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – A potential surge for minor parties

By   4 days ago

There’s probably some percentage of Labour voters thinking of going Green after the no CGT decision.The inequity, the unfairness, the feeling of loss, that a surrender came and stole victory at the last moment from the righteous fixers of the problem.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – RUNNING MATES

By   5 days ago

Unless National embrace a running mate to go into the next election, they are dead in the water.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Another rogue poll

By   5 days ago

Ever since Mike Hosking raised his hands to calm down the stewing National Party wildebeests on 13th February 2019 and declared that there was no need to panic about one rogue poll, more rogue polls have confirmed the first one.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Poet’s Lament (they crucified Baxter at Easter)

By   14 hours ago

A Pakeha poet lay dying
In a paddock south of Auckland
And #MeToo caught up to him and said
“I reckon You’ve had it, man!

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The Liberal Agenda – New Zealand Public Television Trust – Assange: There are always at least two sides to every story.

By   5 days ago

Whatever view you take of Juian Assange he became an Ecuadorian national so, legally, it is remarkable they (a) extensively spied on him and (b) allowed the British police to enter the embassy to arrest one of their own citizens with no extradition order.

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TDB – Top 10 Comedy Fest 2019 picks

By   1 week ago

The Comedy Fest is back and nothing helps give insight to where a culture presently is quite as perfectly as comedy. What is allowed to be joked about and what we consider humourless are all experimented upon in real time on a stage. There are at times nothing quite so dangerous as comedians.

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The Liberal Agenda MOVIE REVIEW: Us – 5 stars

By   1 week ago

Jordan Peele’s latest horror offering of ‘Us’ suggests his skills as a movie maker and social critic have merged to a new high that manages to eclipse  his previous horror romp ‘Get out’, which is no easy feat because ‘Get out’ was brilliant.  

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The Liberal Agenda – DOCUMENTARY FEST EXPANDS TO FOUR NEW VENUES FOR ITS 14TH YEAR!

By   1 week ago

KEY DATES:30 May – 9 June 2019, Doc Edge Festival: Auckland – Q Theatre, Ellen Melville Centre and Auckland Art Gallery13 – 23 June 2019, Doc Edge Festival: Wellington – Roxy Cinema, Te Auaha, Light House Cuba

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The Liberal Agenda – J Day 2019

By   2 weeks ago

The Liberal Agenda – J Day 2019

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The Liberal Agenda – David Renton in Otago

By   2 weeks ago

Event location: Otago Room, Clubs and Societies Building, Otago University, Dunedin. Time: 730pm, 11th April.Cost: Free.

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The Liberal Agenda – Who killed Blair Peach?

By   3 weeks ago

WHO KILLED BLAIR PEACH?
Easter Monday, April 22nd, 7.30pm.Upstairs, Grey Lynn RSC, Francis St, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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The Daily Gallery View All →

TDB Top 5 International Stories: Sunday 21st April 2019

By   12 hours ago

5: DEMOCRATS HAVE A MUELLER DILEMMA: HEARINGS OR IMPEACHMENT?
4: Heavy clashes near Libya’s Tripoli amid ‘new phase of attack’
3: WILLIAM BARR MISLED EVERYONE ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT. NOW DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR HIS RESIGNATION.
2: Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election
1: Lyra McKee killing: ‘New breed of terrorism’ in Northern Ireland, says PSNI

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Political Caption Competition

By   13 hours ago

This Easter we mourn the death of the CGT & pray for St Ardern’s resurrection

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 21st April 2019

By   13 hours ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Don’t forget to flog a Banker this Easter

By   14 hours ago

Don’t forget to flog a Banker this Easter

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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

The new leader of the National Party is on the left.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 20th April 2019

By   2 days ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Malcolm Evans – Time

By   3 days ago

Malcolm Evans – Time

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Political Caption Competition

By   3 days ago

There is nothing wrong with these graphics, this is just how TVNZ editorial staff actually see politics no matter the result

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Raw News feed View All →

#DefendNZ releases Top 5 Reasons for MPs to Vote ‘NO’ – The End of life Choice Bill will never be safe

By   12 hours ago

#DefendNZ – a grassroots movement opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill – has listed their Top 5 Reasons why MPs should vote “no” at its Second Reading. 1. The case has not been made that the current laws prohibiting assisted suicide and culpable homicide need to be changed. 2. Jurisdictions the world over […]

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Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara We are the Rising Tide!

By   12 hours ago

The seas are rising – but so are we! Human wave for action on climate change. On Saturday 20th April, Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara will be holding a human wave for action on climate change. The wave will be gathering at 11am at Waitangi Park before moving throughout the CBD waterfront at midday. This is […]

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ANZASW statement on government response to Tax Working Group report

By   3 days ago

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the government’s response to the Tax Working Group (TWG) report this week. The Association appreciates the government’s willingness to explore the issue of fairer taxation as part of the review it commissioned. As we have stated before, we strongly believe that progressive […]

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Environment Report Confirms Regional Council Failure – Fish and Game New Zealand

By   3 days ago

Fish and Game welcomed the report on New Zealand’s Environment today and believe it is a performance review on regional councils and how they have completely failed to protect the environment. “Regional Councils under the RMA have a legal obligation to protect the environment for future generations and this report shows they have failed to […]

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Action must follow damning environment report – Forest And Bird

By   3 days ago

Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report. “We have more than enough information about how bad things are,” says CEO Kevin Hague. “New Zealand is losing species and ecosystems faster than nearly any other country. Ninety percent of […]

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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality – Child Poverty Action Group

By   3 days ago

Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report. The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda. “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the Minister of Finance to the TWG to address […]

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BREAKING: Public statement on behalf of NZNO President Grant Brookes

By   3 days ago

It has recently come to light that a petition is circulating among members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, calling for a Special General Meeting.

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Waikato DHB Board investigates itself over Code of Conduct complaint against Board Chair & CEO

By   4 days ago

The parents of Nicky Stevens, who died in 2015 while in Waikato DHB’s care, have stated that the DHB response to a formal complaint they laid against Board Chair Sally Webb and CEO Derek Wright has been “mishandled” and adds to the “unfair” way their family has been treated by the DHB.   Jane Stevens […]

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