15:18 At least 80 Auckland homes have been affected by flooding and motorists have been rescued from their vehicles after torrential downpours.

15:18 A crew member on the Air Force Hercule,s forced to make an emergency landing at Whenuapai this morning, says there were no safety concerns.

14:48 After months of delays, Christchurch's convention centre will go ahead but with a new developer. It is now expected to open in late 2019.

14:48 The drum kit used on The Beatles' first single Love Me Do is expected to sell for over $400,000 at auction this week.

14:45 Police Commissioner Mike Bush believes Malcolm Rewa is responsible for the 1992 murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett.

Mon, 28 May 2012

"The health budget is about priorities" - HealthCare Providers NZ executive

Michael Laws speaks to Martin Taylor, chief executive of HealthCare Providers NZ, about the aged care industry of New Zealand. Martin points out how much a rest home receives per day and says it's far more economical for the private sector to handle the industry. He responds to allegations that the industry conditions plus low wages amount to modern-day slave labour. Taylor says he was calling for improved pay clarity as far back as 2005. Taylor says the country's asset testing should be put to good use when setting the level of subsidies available for those needing aged care. 28th May 2012.

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