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What’s in the newspapers - Dec 13

National is vowing to bring back and expand health sector targets dropped by the current Government and mulling whether to scrap elected District Health Boards, as the party makes its health policy pitch for next year's election; and Jetstar has issued its full list of cancelled flights in Australia for the weekend as industrial action disrupts travel for the coming week.

* The New Zealand Herald

In the New Zealand Herald,at first light this morning, police and other specialist teams plan to brave the volatile White Island, four days after it erupted, to recover the bodies of eight victims left behind on Monday. Police Deputy Commissioner

In other news,National is vowing to bring back and expand health sector targets dropped by the current Government and mulling whether to scrap elected District Health Boards, as the party makes its health policy pitch for next year's election.The proposals are among a laundry list released by Opposition leader Simon Bridges on Thursday.

In business news, Air New Zealand appears to be getting down home with its latest safety video which it is teasing.A post on Instagram shows a plane-shaped tree hut in a rural setting with crew and a child on the set.


* The Dominion Post

In the Dominion Post,it's more than skin deep.Burns can go beyond that, right down to the bone, into the lungs.In hospitals throughout New Zealand – and now Australia – doctors, surgeons and nurses are battling to save 23 critically injured burn victims from the Whakaari/White Island eruption. Some of those 23 have burns to 90 per cent or more of their bodies.

In other news, access to long-term contraceptives is limited for Kiwi women, because not enough GPs have training to insert them, a new study has found.Auckland-based GP and researcher Dr Orna McGinn said every woman should be able to access long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) freely and easily, but a number of barriers meant women often struggled to access it.

In business news, a national bread shortage brought on by striking Tip Top workers has ended, with the union settling with the company. More than 100 FIRST Union members at George Weston Foods' Tip Top bakeries, in the south Auckland suburbs of Ōtāhuhu and Wiri, began striking for fair pay and a premium on overtime and night work at the end of November.


*The Press

In The Press, photos of Antarctica taken by Sir Ed Hillary's grandson are being exhibited at Christchurch Airport.Alexander Hillary and collaborator Marco de Kretser travelled to the ice earlier this year.

In other news, a first-time Christchurch City councillor and Canterbury District Health Board member is turning her sights on becoming a Member of Parliament.Catherine Chu will attempt to win the city's Port Hills electorate seat for National after being selected as the party's candidate on Thursday.

In business news,​Jetstar has issued its full list of cancelled flights in Australia for the weekend as industrial action disrupts travel for the coming week.Close to 100 flights have been cancelled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday across the Tasman."If your fight is affected we will contact you directly via SMS and email as soon as we know so please make sure your contact details are up to date," the airline said in a statement.
 

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