An elderly couple sustained minor injuries in a crash in
central Dunedin which caused significant traffic
The dispute between the Ministry of Education and King's High
School has ended.
High-flying Belgian neurosurgeon Dirk De Ridder says
uncertainty at Dunedin Hospital is creating ''restlessness''
in the neurosurgery unit.
A partner at accounting firm Deloitte New Zealand has been
brought into the Southern District Health Board as a
temporary chief finance officer.
The financially failed Southern District Health Board spent
more than $486,800 on a consultancy firm it contracted to
give ''expert advice'' on its plight.
A bowel cancer screening authority is urging a rethink of the
method used to detect the deadly disease when a nationwide
screening programme is introduced.
Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant says
key financial data is being supplied to the Ministry of
Health - but there is no reason to release it to the public
Southern District Health Board doctors are unhappy about the
recruitment process for a new chief medical officer, and many
believe the process has been ''constructed'' to ensure a
The Office of the Ombudsman is considering three complaints
about official reluctance to release information about the
Southern District Health Board's plight.
''Huge'' compliance costs are a factor in the decision to
close Maranatha Rest Home, Maranatha board member Richard
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