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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has called for extra support for Middlemore Hospital as other community leaders slam "appalling" health funding for South Auckland.

Goff, who lives in Clevedon and within Counties Manukau DHB boundaries, said he was very concerned about reports of resourcing problems at Middlemore, which have been linked to the death or stillbirth of three babies.

"I welcome Health Minister David Clark indicating that additional support could be made available to deal with this," he told the Herald. "It is important that this happens as soon as possible."

Manukau and Labour Party councillor Efeso Collins labelled

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