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10:30 Massive changes proposed for our DHBs

Half of New Zealand's district health boards - and all of their elected members - could be be gone under huge health system changes announced today.

A report into reforming the country's health and disability system has been released which recommends simplifying  what it calls an overly complex health system as well as setting up a new crown entity - Health NZ - to focus on delivery and financial performance as well as a Maori Health Authority.

Karyn speaks with Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith from University of Auckland about the recommendations.



10:45 Alligator weed creeping into Manawatū 

A terrible invader called Alligator Weed has made its way into the Manawatū River and the local councils are appealing for public support to root it out.

Karyn speaks to the Manawatū Whanganui Regional Council biosecurity programme coordinator for plants Craig Davey. 

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Photo: Supplied / Horizons Regional Council