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PM opens new Wanganui centre that is keen to exit the local PHO

PM opens new Wanganui centre that is keen to exit the local PHO
Friday 28 November 2014, 1:58PM

A joint venture of two Wanganui practices has been opened by prime minister John Key, ahead of talks about withdrawing from the local PHO

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