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Playing politics with the Public Health

The public health system is a political football. Every change of administration is an opportunity to boot the ball at a different set of goalposts. Occasionally, all it takes is a change of Minister. Professor Robin Gauld, director of the University of Otago’s Centre of Health Systems and Technology, has published at least two books and a substantial academic article on the structural instability of New Zealand’s healthcare system since the 1980s. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Insights Newsletter
26 June, 2020

Safety first

New Zealand’s border is its first line of defence against Covid-19. The gross failures exhibited this week cannot be repeated and require a complete reversal of the Government’s border procedures. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Insights Newsletter
19 June, 2020

Six Nations down under? How NZ could better use Covid-free status

Making the most of our Covid-free status could open the way for New Zealand to host sports events such as the Six Nations rugby tournament.The Government could let in more athletes, film crews, and university students under a well-managed re-opening of our borders.Roger Partridge explains to Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB why there are many opportunities if we put in place proper quarantine systems. Read more

Roger Partridge
Mike Hosking Breakfast - Newstalk ZB
8 June, 2020

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