NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration
Johnny Blades goes to PNG to explore whether the elections will help the nation recover from a year of poltical conflict.
Papua New Guinea’s just completed general election marks a major political juncture for the resource-rich, but impoverished Pacific nation.
Coming after political conflict which has dominated PNG's government for the past year, the country appears on the cusp of prosperity and mayhem alike.
Johnny Blades looks at whether the nation’s political leadership can keep PNG from tipping into chaos.
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 16 March: Insight: Online health – on the way
There's a huge on line revolution under way in health, with big potential benefits for the public.
E-health through so called patient portals will provide online access to personal health information, similar to on line banking. The system enables patients to renew prescriptions, receive lab-test results online, book appointments and possibly even see a doctor's comments written following consultations.
It's a top priority for the Government to give New Zealanders online access to their personal health information by year end. A major aim of the change is to empower patients to manage their own health better, especially those with long-term conditions. It's also the biggest change for family doctors' practices in decades.
Radio New Zealand's Health Correspondent, Karen Brown, considers all the implications.
Photo: Wellington GP and e-Health advocate, Dr Peter Moodie