Eileen Goodwin

SDHB backs privatised kitchens

SDHB backs privatised kitchens

Hospital kitchens in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill will be privatised, provided the benefits stack up, the Southern District Health Board announced yesterday.

Health Board head's salary up $70k

Health Board head's salary up $70k

The chief executive of the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board has had a pay rise, the total package topping $500,000 in the last financial year.

GP vouchers draw luke warm response

GP vouchers draw luke warm response

Just five GP vouchers have been redeemed in a scheme meant to lighten the load on Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED), but the scheme will continue.

City of Literature writes new chapter

City of Literature writes new chapter

Dunedin has stepped on to the international literary stage, late last night being named a Unesco Creative City of Literature.

Reduction in child poverty but problem persists

The economic recovery has been credited with a reduction in child poverty revealed in a report released today - but nearly one in four children are still living in poverty.

Further tests on penguins

Further tests on penguins

Samples collected from Otago Peninsula last week are being tested in Wellington in another bid to find the trigger for an illness threatening yellow-eyed penguin chicks.

Reunion of Kalimpong Kids' descendants

Reunion of Kalimpong Kids' descendants

Descendants of missionary school Anglo-Indian children who came to New Zealand last century to start new lives have gathered in Dunedin for a reunion.

$56,000 spent on ward fish tank

$56,000 spent on ward fish tank

A fish tank in Dunedin Hospital cost more than $1000 a week to run in its first year.

Relief as health saving plan axed

Relief as health saving plan axed

Surprise and relief have greeted the Government's decision to ditch controversial cost-cutting organisation Health Benefits Ltd.

Curran 'vulnerable' in Labour rejig

Curran 'vulnerable' in Labour rejig

A clean-out of ''dead wood'' Labour MPs is likely after the election of Andrew Little as leader, politics lecturer Bryce Edwards says.