Health Minister Jonathan Coleman’s decision to remove the target of reducing New Zealand's suicide rate by 20 percent over 10 years is a disgrace, says New Zealand First.
The callous disregard by the government for cancer sufferers in remote parts of Tararua District is just another example of their indifference to those living in rural areas, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Ron Mark.
New Zealand First says the Natural Health Products and Supplementary Products Bill is such an embarrassment to Parliament that the government should do the decent thing and scrap it.
National has come out with a blister patch approach to New Zealand ambulance services, after years of letting them bleed, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.
The theft of a medical kit from an ambulance is appalling, putting a further burden on an already stretched service, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Mental health and addiction services in rural New Zealand matter because the people there are not numbers, says New Zealand First.