Eileen Goodwin

Allanton, Momona up to speed

Residents in Allanton and Momona can now access faster internet speeds thanks to the rural broadband initiative.

Kitchen change will have cost

Privatising southern hospital kitchens will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars before any ''savings'' can be realised, a new document reveals.

Re-brand plan to attract support

Re-brand plan to attract support

Joshua Perry is setting his sights high in his new role as marketing co-ordinator of Stopping Violence Dunedin.

Health board's operational philosophy questioned

Health board's operational philosophy questioned

The Southern District Health Board may be ''blindly following'' now-discarded overseas trends of centralising specialist services, the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) has warned.

Question mark over posties

Question mark over posties

New Zealand Post is unable to say how many postal workers in Dunedin are likely to lose their jobs once the mail delivery service is cut.

Mental health boss 'excited'

Mental health boss 'excited'

The new head of mental health at the Southern District Health Board says he has always felt at home in Dunedin, as it reminds him of his home state in the United States.

Telemedicine risks 'need to be discussed'

Telemedicine risks 'need to be discussed'

The potential risks of medical consultations provided to rural patients using technology links should be spelled out and discussed with the public, Medical Council chairman Andrew Connolly says.

Butter not better: Mann

Despite what many people think, evidence of the ''badness'' of saturated fat is as strong as ever, University of Otago nutrition authority Jim Mann says.

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

A reunion marking 46 years of a Taieri spinning and weaving group was a chance to thank members who were no longer able to attend, secretary Sarah Gamble said.

Funding reprieve

A ''huge weight'' has lifted from Carers' Society Otago in the form of a six-month funding reprieve, but its long-term future is uncertain.