Tagged: greens

The Havelock North drinking water inquiry: A wake-up call to rebuild public health in New Zealand - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Dec 21, 2017

Prof Michael Baker, Prof Nick Wilson, Prof Alistair Woodward The huge campylobacteriosis outbreak in Havelock North in August 2016 caused by contaminated drinking water was a public health disaster. The second report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry describes a long list of failings that contributed to the outbreak. In this blog we argue that the failings are much … Read More

For a teal coalition - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 27, 2017

So. All of Left-Twitter figures that anyone wanting a blue-green coalition are either shills for National who want to destroy the Greens, because coalition would destroy the Greens, or useful idiots for those shills. Count me as one of the idiots then, because some of the objections just aren’t making sense to me – or if they are right, they … Read More

Why not a teal coalition? - The Dismal Science

Seamus Hogan Sep 11, 2014

After the Green's described themselves as more pro-market than National last week, I tweeted:Norman is over-stating a bit, but a Green-National coalition does have some appeal if it merged the best of both. http://t.co/uFEc1kyNkK— Seamus Hogan (@seamus_hogan) August 27, 2014Will Taylor replied that he and Matt feel that NZ needs a real blue-green party.@seamus_hogan as @TVHE … Read More

Policy our lives depend on: Health research in election 2014 - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 21, 2014

We all care about health – ours, our family’s, and even that of one or two politicians (perhaps). We also care that the 15 billion dollar annual health budget is spent on health care that works.  I contend that both these cares are only as good as the health research that underpins the treatments we receive.  Therefore, … Continue reading → … Read More

Greens solving the wrong problem - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Oct 09, 2012

Apologies for the very light posting lately. Real life is impinging on my virtual world, and shows no sign of relenting. As you’ll know, the Greens have suggested that the RBNZ should just print money to get us out of our economic doldrums, and the PM responded that they were ‘wacky‘. The econoblogosphere has already [...] … Read More

ACC and Sex - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 18, 2009

The Frog continues his series on ACC changes, complaining this time about the changes to the management of sexual abuse counseling. Interestingly, Frog is moaning about counsellors having to provide a DSM IV mental health diagnosis, which is odd, because they have always been expected to provide a diagnosis from DSM IV. These diagnoses are [...] … Read More