Funding the Health Service

One of the more pointless but recurring debates, no matter which government is in office, relates to the level of spending on the public health system. Currently, Labour says there have been $1.7 billion of health cutbacks over the last five years, which National counters by pointing out that health spending has gone up by…

Dunne Speaks: Jihad Brides??

10 December 2015 So, according to the Security Intelligence Service, increasing numbers of young New Zealand women are off to Syria to become what have been called “jihadi brides.” Well, actually, there are not that many. Of the thousands of foreign fighters in Syria, and assumed to be fighting for ISIL, it is understood that…