Alf is reluctant to trespass on to the electorate domains of his National Party mates, David Bennett and Tim Macindoe.
But he can’t resist throwing some advice on the matter of the Waikato District Health Board’s efforts to deal with a financial shortfall for the coming financial year of about $20 million.
As that pointer shows, Alf picked up the news from Radio NZ –
Chief executive Craig Climo has told employees the board will have to find savings of $20 million for the year beginning in July this year and a further $5 million in each of the two following years.
And if savings can not be found in other areas, staff reductions are among the cost-cutting options.