Retirement Villages Association Executive Director John Collyns reflects on what the past year has delivered for the retirement villages industry.
The aged care sector, which relies heavily on migrant workers, is pleased to see proposed changes to temporary work visas on the table.
Justice Minister Andrew Little has confirmed that the referendum on recreational cannabis use will be at the 2020 election and will be binding.
A long heralded replacement of the 1981 Medicines Act has been announced – the proposed bill excludes natural health products, adds tissue products, continues with direct-to-consumer advertising, brings in heftier penalties and a new regulatory body. Fiona Cassie reports.
Meet three couples who became village residents after managing retirement villages.
The Resident Doctors’ Association is expressing concern about doctor vacancies at four northern DHBs as the union continues to try and settle a new deal with the 20 DHBs before the current deal expires early in 2018.
Eleven people died in the Lakes District Health Board area in 2017/2018 as a result of shortfalls and system errors, prompting the DHB to make a range of improvements.
The midwives’ union has been joined by the junior doctors and an allied health union in expressing frustration at ministerial interference in pay talks leading to more industrial action.