Eileen Goodwin

Pool upgrade figures released

Pool upgrade figures released

Southern District Health Board has released preliminary costings for the physio pool upgrade it claims will cost up to $1 million.

Something special about physio facility

Something special about physio facility

The swims that transformed paraplegic Jim Duncan's life after a devastating cycling crash will end if the physio pool closes in December.

Vaccine 'effective enough'

Funding the influenza vaccine for older people is worth the cost, despite its lower effectiveness in that demographic, Auckland University Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says.

Dramatic turnaround in fortunes

Dramatic turnaround in fortunes

Hard work has turned around the fortunes of the Taieri Dramatic Society, departed president Irene Mosley says.

At odds over changes to hospital meal plan

At odds over changes to hospital meal plan

District health boards have no control over plans to give their patients ''cheaper, fattier mince'', because that is what the Minister of Health presumably wants, Southern DHB member Richard Thomson says.

Chorus a no-show at Outram internet meeting

Chorus a no-show at Outram internet meeting

Telecommunication infrastructure provider Chorus declined to attend a public meeting held in Outram last night to discuss the area's slow internet connection speed.

Steampunk a winner for designer

Steampunk a winner for designer

Dunedin designer Simone Montgomery won the supreme award at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, but will be keeping her day job as a nurses' union organiser.

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Small-spending stalwart Cr Hilary Calvert has emerged an unlikely champion of the Dunedin City Council stepping in to save the city's physio pool.

You use it, you pay

You use it, you pay

Dunedin physio pool users will have to pay the cost if they want to keep the pool open.

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

Nearly a month after he went public complaining about a lack of help at home following a heart attack, life has improved for Cliff Rodger.