Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says Customs has destroyed over 2.5 tonnes of abandoned tobacco and collected $1.35 million in additional duty and taxes since the drop in tobacco duty free limits last November.
This is my first key opportunity speaking to members of the maternity sector. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment and dedication in providing important healthcare services to New Zealanders.
I want to acknowledge the New Zealand Medical Association and Conference Matters for organising this conference year after year and for the critical role primary care plays in improving population health outcomes and lifting performance across the health sector.
Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne has today approved on compassionate grounds the one-off use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States to be administered by clinicians treating Wellington patient Alex Renton.
As Associate Minister of Health with the relatively new delegation of ethics committees, it is my pleasure to be here – I have found my responsibility in this area to be engaging, thought provoking, and of critical importance to the wider health sector.