11:09 A 29 year old mountain biker has been airlifted to hospital with serious back injuries after she fell off her bike on a remote track near Rotorua.

11:07 A 36-year-old Christchurch man has been charged over the death of Simon Prue in the city last night.

11:06 Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 50 year-old woman, Raewyn Green died in Hamilton.

10:12 A historic encounter in Cuba - the first-ever meeting between a Roman Catholic Pontiff and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.

10:09 A woman has been rescued from an elevator on Foundry Road in Silverdale after being trapped for 14 hours.

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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