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Sir Ian Taylor: Ministry of Health is blocking discussions

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Publish Date
Mon, 20 Dec 2021, 11:05am
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Sir Ian Taylor: Ministry of Health is blocking discussions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Dec 2021, 11:05am

What a weird year for any government.  

An historic election win, but it all came crashing down in August when Delta arrived – Auckland has had more than 100 days in lockdown.  

So, with the traffic lights now in place, the borders gone – how does the government feel the year went? And what does 2022 have in store? 

We had a talk with Sir Ian Taylor yesterday, you'll likely know his thoughts on the MIQ process and such.  

Here's what he said about what happens when business tries to pitch MIQ or Covid testing ideas to the Ministry of Health, what do you say to this? 

“Everywhere you turn it’s the Ministry of Health that seems to block any discussion, and it is interesting that there are a number of business people I have talked to that have stepped up in support, there are a number of people working with government who have stepped up in support, but all of them feel threatened to speak out. Now that’s not a democracy.” 

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