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2008-10-12 15:00:21

By EATON, Dan National has been forced to trim its election health pledges due to tough economic times. Policies shed include a costly $40 million insurance rebate for seniors, while questions remain about the fate of funding plans for breast cancer drug Herceptin and Plunketline.

2008-08-29 15:00:52

By MILNE, Amy THE Health Minister has knocked National's calls for an independent investigation into the norovirus outbreaks at Dunedin Hospital as premature.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.