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$550,000 job goes begging


Why doesnt anybody want to be director-general of health?
Kate Newton
HEALTH

Who shot Scott?

Muttonbirds head back to the Bay


Cape Kidnappers could be repopulated with muttonbirds years after they disappeared from Hawkes Bay, under an ambitious plan to fly chicks from Southland. NEWS A3

ITS the $550,000 job nobody wants. Nearly five months after he announced his resignation, and two weeks out from his departure, no replacement has been found for Health Ministry head Stephen McKernan. The State Services Commission says it will take as long as necessary to find the right successor, but some in the health and public sectors are concerned about the low level of interest in the job. The position is one of six top state sector positions that are vacant and is the secondhighest-paying job in the public service, with a salary of between $550,000 and $560,000. Mr McKernan announced in March that he would not seek reappointment when his five-year term as director-general of health ends on July 30. At the time, he said: Ive made this announcement now to allow five months for the state services commissioner to recruit my replacement. However, the State Services Commission confirmed yesterday that the search was continuing. It admitted it had been criticised by some in the sector for its muted advertisement of the position, with only small black and white advertisements running in newspapers. Spokesman Jason Ryan said newspaper advertising was only a very small part of the executive search, which also included online advertising and the use of recruitment consultants, but the commission had run a second set of larger ads in response to criticism. He would not say whether they had garnered a greater response, or how many people had applied for the job. Applications were initially advertised as closing on April 6. The commission would take as long as was needed to find the best possible person, Mr Ryan said. It is understood several people have been shoulder-tapped for the role but have turned down the opportunity.

Mr McKernans deputy, Andrew Bridgman, will take over as acting director-general in the interim. Ian Powell, executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists the senior doctors union said he understood interest in the position had been low. Stephen Its important to McKernan: Gave get the right person five months notice. but its a concern that the Government has been unable, to date, to attract applicants suitable for the appointment. Public Service Association secretary Brenda Pilott said the tight budgetary constraints and edict to shed a further 100 ministry jobs by July next year, as well as antipublic sector sentiment, might have deterred potential applicants. I wonder if all those things together are just putting off people who, at other times, might have seen it as the pinnacle of their career. The lack of interest in the job was clear from a lack of speculation about possible contenders. Often when chief executive positions come up names start to circulate around the grapevine in Wellington but there have been no names mentioned. There had been plenty of time to find somebody and the state services commissioner should be starting to worry, she said. Nobody in an acting role is going to feel mandated to do much more than keep things ticking along. The difficulty in recruiting senior public servants was not limited to the Health Ministry, with ministry chief executives struggling to deliver what the Government wanted within constrained budgets, Ms Pilott said. Neither Mr McKernan nor Health Minister Tony Ryall, who is also state services minister, would comment.

Home town hero


Wellington All Black Maa Nonu is primed for a big game in front of family and friends at his home ground. Hes scored only one try against the Springboks but hopes to improve on that tonight. SPORT B25 MATCH PREVIEW B32 Scott Guy: Gunned down at dawn in his Manawatu driveway while on his way to milk the cows.

One in a million love ended by a shotgun


Michael Forbes
PALMERSTON NORTH

Spaniard finds Kiwi son on Facebook


Spaniard Fernando Carnerero, 33, was unsure what to expect when he found his Kiwi ex-girlfriend on Facebook this year, but he never imagined he would be told he had a 14-year-old son in New Zealand. Mr Carnerero had not spoken to Aroha Williams-Pascoe, 31, since going home after a short stint as an exchange student in Christchurch when he was 18. Since finding out about his son he has flown to New Zealand to be with him. NEWS A3

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would have wanted. I dont know how I am going to get through this and I remember we were always going to die in each others arms exactly like the movie The Notebook, she said. Now Im not scared of death and have the greatest reason for living. I cant wait to see you again. Earlier in the service, Mr Guys father, Bryan, and his sisters Nikki and Anna broke the sombre mood in parts by sharing funny stories of Scotts obsession with the Dukes of Hazzard. Bryan Guy also paid tribute to the hundreds of messages of support his family had received from all over the country. Friends Mr Guy made while working as a jackaroo in the Australian Outback in 2002 also made the trip to Feilding for the service. Mr Guy casket adorned with flowers, his whip and Hunters pink cowboy outfit was then loaded on to the back of a ute. A haka was performed and Hunter joined the jackaroos, cracking their whips in tribute.
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TOP STATE JOBS UP FOR GRABS


Health Ministry director-general becomes vacant on July 31. Science and Innovation Ministry chief executive currently vacant (new position). Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, chief executive of agriculture and forestry (vacant position following amalgamation with Food Safety Authority). Government Communications Security Bureau director (vacant) Archives New Zealand (acting chief executive in place) Research, Science and Technology Ministry (acting chief executive in place)

SCOTT GUYS widow could not bring herself to speak but, through her uncle, she said Scott was her everything and she had loved him from the first moment she saw him. From the first time I met you I was so in love with you. We had a love that some people search for their whole lives. The day Scott asked her to be his wife was the best day of her life, Kylee Guy said. We were just so lucky to have each other, and we both knew it. We were one in a million and we will be forever. Mr Guy, 31, was gunned down in the driveway of his Aorangi Rd home, south of Feilding, about 7am last Thursday. An autopsy confirmed he died from several gunshot wounds. Police are still searching for the shotgun that killed him and are appealing for any information on the case. With a crack of his miniature jackaroo whip, two-year-old Hunter Guy bade farewell to his father for the very last time. On a day when so many of Mr Guys family paid loving tribute, the sight of a son, trying to emulate his cowboy father, was the most touching. It followed a moving 90-minute funeral service for Mr Guy, attended by about 1000 mourners at St Johns Anglican Church in Feilding yesterday. At least 600 packed the church and its neighbouring hall, with another 400 watching a big screen outside.
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Tom Jones heads back to roots


Hip-thrusting Welsh crooner Tom Jones is going through the umpteenth makeover of his 30-year singing career. His new album Praise & Blame takes him to the Gospel tradition of the American South, singing songs he says hes always known and wanted to perform. ENTERTAINMENT B17
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Family mourns: Wife Kylee and son Hunter at Mr Guys funeral yesterday. We had a love that some people search for their whole lives.
Mrs Guy made a promise to her late husband that she would raise Hunter and their unborn baby, due in September, the way he
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