https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Canterbury DHB will be better placed to respond to future demand for services and continue to deliver high quality care, with the next stage of the campus redevelopment programme confirmed, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The Government has approved $154 million in funding for the construction of a third tower at Waipapa, the new Acute Services Building at Christchurch Hospital. “Like all DHBs across the country, Canterbury is facing growing demand for services. It’s important the DHB can plan ahead to ensure New Zealanders continue to receive the high quality care they need in the future,” says Andrew Little. “While Waipapa, the state of the art $525 million Acute Services Building, has just recently opened and will improve health outcomes for people in Canterbury and the wider South Island for decades to come, the next campus redevelopment stage needs to be progressed. “The DHB’s growing and ageing population means ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Fazil-Marija.jpg Fazil Marija, the Outstanding Rugby player. Fly half Fazil Marija, one of the finest rugby players produced by Kandy Sports Club in the last two decades started playing rugby at the age of 10 years at his Alma Mater, Kingswood College,Kandy under the Coaches, A.C.Tennakoon, former Police Rugby Player Asela Muthumala and Hettiarachchi. He played for Kingswood throughout his rugby career from Under 13 to Under 19 from 1995 to 2004 and led his School team in the year 2004 to become All Island Champions in the Schools seven-a-side League and 15 side knock out tournaments. At that time the best players of his team were Mohammed Jabar, Maduka Tennakoon, and Achala Perera to name a few and they played tirelessly to become All Island School champions. Fazil had the privilege of representing Sri Lanka Rugby team at the age of 17 years when he was a school boy. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/94206/eight_col_sandy-millar-YeJWDWeIZho-unsplash.jpg?1577669878 New Zealand citizens and residents say the government’s solution to reuniting them with their overseas partners has led to unexpected, unfair and dangerous consequences. Photo: Unsplash / Sandy Millar Some are crying foul over a two-tier system allowing border exemptions to partners from richer visa-waiver countries. Those left out of the exemptions say they are resorting to flying into Covid-19 danger zones to live, sort visas and return with their partners. It has been an emotional rollercoaster for some couples, who were caught up in the saga of arranged marriages that culminated in a government decision to grant visitor visas to overseas partners. A change in decision-making rules on partnership visas last year, and comments from then coalition partner New Zealand First led to that decision, and a reassessment of up to 1300 refused visa applications. Many couples were then given the chance to live together in New Zealand, ...

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