22:46 A report has found faulty equipment & the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" caused an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year.

22:11 6 boys aged 10-13 have been killed in Turkey after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault engulfed the dormitory of their religious school.

20:44 An oil spill in Whangarei Harbour appears to have stemmed from a system failure aboard a cargo ship. It will be monitored overnight.

20:07 Labour says TV3 presenter Heather Duplessis-Allan should be praised, not raided by police for exposing a loophole in our gun laws.

20:06 A 23 year old woman has admitted stealing almost 100 unmarked exam papers from Otago University. She'll be sentenced in February.

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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