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Opposition parties investigate aged care

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/02/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have launched an investigation into the state of aged care in New Zealand.&nbsp;</span> © Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have launched an investigation into the state of aged care in New Zealand.  Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have launched an investigation into the state of aged care in New Zealand.

MPs and Grey Power representatives will tour the country hearing from patients, professionals and families during the next two months.

The first public meeting is being held in Takaka on Friday.

The opposition parties and Grey Power held a similar investigation in 2010, which involved 20 meetings nationwide with 1200 people participating.

They produced a report and gave it to the government.

Labour's Annette King says most of the recommendations weren't followed up.

"We will be investigating whether the issues identified by our 2010 report are still present today, and whether any of the recommendations have been implemented," she said.

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says the investigation will be used to update the 2010 report and set the aged care agenda for a Labour-Greens government.

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