Labour Health Sector Restructuring Credulity [1]

This week the government announced the health sector will be reformed by abolishing 20 DHBs replacing them with four entities which are fully controlled by a new bureaucracy, “Health NZ”, based in Wellington. There will not be an elected membership as there currently is for the DHB system. The idea has received at best a… Continue reading Labour Health Sector Restructuring Credulity [1]

Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment

In recent weeks local Christchurch print media have reported a number of cases of tenants in social housing complexes being intimidated by other tenants. Whilst the provision of social housing does involve provision for tenants who may have high and complex needs, there are grounds for concern that social housing is increasingly seen as a… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment

Social Housing Works Best Under Local Authority Control

In New Zealand we have a perennial debate about the interaction and service distribution between central government and local authority control. This happens because the country does not have any form of state government. Instead, there is one central (federal) government based in Wellington, and two tiers of local government with far less powers and… Continue reading Social Housing Works Best Under Local Authority Control