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Profit Motive Hits Health Information Requests

Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 10:34 am | David Tranter

The "openness and accountability" promised by Annette King under District Health Boards has taken another blow with Pete Hodgson's quote for $684 for a simple Official Information Act request from health campaigner David Tranter. (Pete Hodgson ... More >>

Special Medical Areas

Thursday, 30 November 2006, 1:23 pm | David Tranter

Current moves to end the special medical area status in the West Coast's Ngakawau and South Westland districts again highlight the failure of successive governments, Ministry of Health, and local DHB corporate managers to understand the principles ... More >>

ANI'S STORY: Another H&D Commissioner Cover-up.

Saturday, 30 October 2004, 4:00 pm | David Tranter

The following is one of many accounts of complaints made to the H&D Commissioner's office which have been brought to my attention and which offer clear insights into why the 2003 report on the service showed that 51 percent of people using it would ... More >>

Windflow Noise Test A Farce

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 11:27 am | David Tranter

The revelation in the Banks Peninsula newspaper The Akaroa Mail (8 October) that Windflow's turbine ran on only six days out of the 14 day "continuous running" test period promised to the community further discredits the validity of the test results ... More >>

Wind Turbine Noise Testing A Fiasco

Friday, 8 October 2004, 2:04 pm | David Tranter

The absurd conclusions drawn from a recent test programme to ascertain the noise levels of Windflow's experimental turbine at Gebbies Pass near Christchurch shows the dubious processes by which these projects are pushed through. More >>

ACC Deny Contractual Arrangement With Sirva

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 10:08 am | David Tranter

The saga surrounding the connection between international relocating company SIRVA and ACC took a new twist yesterday when The Democrat's Social Issues Researcher, David Tranter, received a letter dated 27 Sept. from ACC's Senior Adviser Customer ... More >>

Paterson's Abuse Allegations Totally Misleading

Saturday, 25 September 2004, 4:35 pm | David Tranter

Recent claims in the media by Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson stating that "abusive" communications from a complainant were reason for discontinuing his investigations are another example of bureaucrats seeking to discredit members of ... More >>

ACC/Pickfords Connection

Monday, 13 September 2004, 10:54 am | David Tranter

The recent kerfuffle over a SIRVA/ Pickford's employee photographing a protest outside ACC's Greymouth office earlier this year is recalled by Pickford's losing ACC documents in Dunedin on Thursday. More >>

Lawyer Call Over Photo Of Greymouth ACC Protest

Tuesday, 31 August 2004, 10:52 am | David Tranter

Sirva Call In Lawyer Over Photograph Of Greymouth ACC Protest Enquiries into the photographing of a protest outside the Greymouth ACC office by people working for SIRVA, an international "relocation" organisation with links to governments ... More >>

International Organisation Spying On ACC Claimants

Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 10:09 am | David Tranter

Earlier this year a protest outside the Greymouth ACC office in support of an ACC claimant was photographed from a car which stopped for about ten to fifteen seconds opposite the scene of the demonstration. More >>