09:42 The US 60 Minutes programme has revealed at least four of Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic gold medal winners were on steroids.

09:06 Emergency services are staying quiet about a reported fatal house fire in Milton, south of Dunedin. The fire began about 3.30 this morning.

08:11 US police have arrested a law enforcement officer suspected of being behind three separate shootings in the past 24 hours in Maryland.

07:27 The leaker of the Panama Papers has gone public with an 1800 word statement and has singled out Prime Minister John Key for criticism.

07:27 As duck hunting season gets underway, Fish and Game is warning about firearm safety and the need to remain cool, calm, and collected.

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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