New techniques in radiocarbon and DNA analysis have made the
field of archaeological dating a fast-moving one in which
discoveries sometimes destroy long-held assumptions, Tom
Higham told a packed talk in Dunedin last night.
The Government says it still supports AgResearch's plan to
shift science staff from Invermay to Lincoln, despite the
wide uncertainty now besetting the crown research institute.
Some staff at New World Centre City in Dunedin are suffering
''hardship'' after their hours were cut with no consultation,
First Union organiser Shirley Walthew says.
A potential conflict of interest means the decision over
whether to allow a breakaway primary health organisation to
form will not be made by the Southern District Health Board.
The stalling and delays in the $300million Dunedin Hospital
rebuild project have barely caused a ripple.
Outram Medical Centre faces a tougher future with less
funding because it is losing its status as a rural practice.
Job losses at AgResearch reflect the organisation's financial
problems and it should ditch its plan to relocate jobs from
Invermay, the research centre's former director Jock Allison
Letting an ''adolescent number cruncher'' at the Treasury run
the ruler over the Dunedin courthouse strengthening proposal
does not bode well for the project, Cr David Benson-Pope
A petition comprising more than 2650 signatures was delivered
to Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Dunedin based
List MP Michael Woodhouse yesterday afternoon.
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