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A nursing union says it would have liked to have been consulted in new Government efforts to plug gaps in the health system.
The raft of efforts includes payments to entice former nurses back to work, and doubling the number of nurse practitioners being trained.
Registration fees for incoming foreign nurses will also be covered, along with the induction period for overseas doctors.
Nurses' Organisation President Anne Daniels told Kate Hawkesby they weren't party to the package.
She says there's a few other things they would have liked to have added, but they can't do that unless they actually talk to the Minister.