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The sweet smell of success for health ministers lies not in mould or media

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The sweet smell of success for health ministers lies not in mould or media

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GP CME South 2017: Then opposition spokesman on health David Clark with previous health minister Jonathan Coleman. Right: Pippa MacKay, Christchurch GP and NZMA board member

In Tim Tenbensel’s tale of two health ministers, neither emerges basking in glory, but one may yet prove to have lit the spark on healthcare integration

Mr Ryall’s political management was masterful, whereas Dr Coleman never appeared to advance beyond the level of novice